Decision Making

In the evolution of mammals, and particular in primates, one of the most striking changes has been the increase in size of the cortex. With this change has come increased flexibility in decision-making freeing us from reflexively responding to the immediate situation. Neuroscientific evidence and computational theory are converging on explanations of cognitive processes in mammalian cortex relating them to theories of optimal decision-making. In these featured talks Etienne Koechlin relates data from neuroimaging to theories of decision-making in prefrontal cortex, Ranulfo Romo and Mathew Diamond examines multisensory decision-making in primates and rodents respectively.



Featured Lectures


Etienne KoechlinEtienne Koechlin (2013)

Reasoning, learning and exploration in human decision-making


Mathew E. DiamondMathew Diamond (2015)

Unified framework for perception stimulus intensity and perception of stimulus duration in humans and rats


Ranulfo RomoRanulfo Romo (2015)

Where and how in the cerebral cortex do single neurons process more than one sensory modality during perceptual judgments?



Other Lectures


Modeling gaze during driving

Goal encoding and monitoring in monkey prefrontal cortex

Will we ever reverse-engineer animal cognition?

Decision making and planning as probabilistic inference

Logical neurons for logical reasoning


Sensorimotor loop simulations for tool-use


Role of prefrontal cortex in decision making: across-task interference effects in a duration discrimination task and prediction of other choices in a social interactive task
The construction in confidence


The proactive brain: predictions in visual cognition