Neuroscience Applications for Everyday Decision Making
Advanced seminar that evaluates whether neuroscientific research can improve human decision making and make the world a better place for individuals and society. Focus on a broad range of decisions and behaviors related to growing up and growing old, spending money, judging and interacting with others, maintaining emotional, cognitive, and physical health, and protecting the planet. Reading and discussion of primary scientific sources and scientific reviews. Must have basic knowledge of human neuroimaging (especially fMRI). Prerequisite: Neuroscience 212/Psychology 257, Neuroscience/Psychology 258, Neuroscience/Psychology 280, or Neuroscience 382/Psychology 303.