Navigation Links
Workshop on economics, neuroscience and hormones
Date:11/19/2009

A workshop on "Neuroeconomics and Endocrinological Economics," to be held Nov. 20 and 21 at UC Davis, will be the first to bring together experts in neuroscience, economics and hormone physiology in one event, according to organizers.

Neuroeconomics has emerged as a new field in recent years, as both economists and neuroscientists have used brain scanning technology such as functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate how people make decisions.

"Economists and neuroscientists have been coming at similar problems but from different directions," said workshop organizer Burkhard Schipper, assistant professor of economics at UC Davis.

By having volunteers play simple games involving risk and reward while in a brain scanner, researchers have been able to see which areas of the brain are activated as people make economic decisions. However, economists have lacked a body of theory to connect what happens in the brain to wider economic theory, Schipper said. This new area -- neuroeconomic theory -- will be one of the topics of the conference, he said.

Another new area -- endocrinological economics -- studies how hormones such as testosterone and estradiol affect economic behavior. At the workshop, Coren Apicella, research fellow at Harvard University, will discuss how testosterone levels affect risk-taking tasks. Schipper will talk about his recent work on how the menstrual cycle influences risk-taking in an auction-bidding game.

Workshop participants will also address how genetics contribute to economic decision-making, including a presentation by graduate student David Cesarini, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on pension investments by identical and non-identical twins.


'/>"/>

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hosts Workshop On Weighing Treatment Options For Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
2. IOM workshop on less confusing drug labeling, Oct. 12
3. IOM Workshop Calls for Greater Research Focus on Environmental Causes of Autism
4. Educational media workshop unites cancer scientists and journalists
5. TV Personality and Best-Selling Author Jenny McCarthy Comes to Detroit to Share Her Story of the Struggles and Triumphs of Raising Her Son, Evan, During a Day-Long Autism Workshop
6. Wake Forest to host nanomedicine workshop
7. Keynoters, symposia, workshops highlight dental research meeting
8. Anthem Blue Cross Tackles Childhood Obesity in California Through Free BMI Workshops for Pediatric and Family Medicine Health Care Providers
9. 2008 Caregiving Conferences Come to Wayne County, Offering Free Workshops and Resources in Canton and Taylor Locations
10. Pharsight Invited to Present on Antiviral Modeling and Simulation at DIA Adherence Workshop
11. Nationally Acclaimed Author and Local Life Coach Help Local Women Find Their Way to Personal Fulfillment at Free Workshop on Tuesday, May 20
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... August 22, 2017 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently gave a best-in-class ... Fatigue . , As the stress of modern life continually makes more demands on ... use of artificial stimulants can trap people in vicious high/low cycles and can also ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... City, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 ... ... honors Judith I. Stevens as a 2017-2018 inductee into its ... for leadership in entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... taking place all over the country. , Outdoor running increases exposure to ultraviolet ... at an increased risk of melanoma, and only half may be adequately protecting ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... August 21, 2017 , ... San Diego physician and ... care reform plan, has announced his candidacy for the 52nd Congressional District currently held ... in America’s Promise. Coming to this country at age eleven after suffering homelessness and ...
(Date:8/20/2017)... ... ... State Farm Neighborhood Assist® has named The Southern Maryland Team Anti-Bullying ... the initiative wins, Gals Lead – Dream Queen Foundation’s signature teen girl program to ... Mary’s, Calvert and Charles Counties. The program could potentially impact nearly 17,500 female students ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... , Aug. 15, 2017 AccuGenomics, Inc., a ... , today announced that the company has provided an ... of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and to Qura ... to characterize and quantify HIV reservoir and viral expression ... intervention. The HIV Cure Center is a joint initiative ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... , Aug. 11, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. ... mobile health and big data solutions, today announced that ... Monday, August 14 and host a conference call at ... 2017 operating and financial results and its strategy and ... be hosted by Erez Raphael , Chief Executive ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... Second-quarter 2017 revenues of $876 million ... continuing operations Second-quarter 2017 ... million Second-quarter 2017 Sterile ... Second-quarter 2017 adjusted diluted earnings ... to $0.93 Second-quarter 2017 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: