CPS Seminar Series: Paul Glimcher Ph.D./Center for Neural Science New York University The Neurobiology of Decision' SEA 4.244 Oct. 20 2008 11:30 a.m.

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Oct 20, 2008 11:30am - 12:30pm

Speaker/Affiliation: Paul Glimcher Ph.D. Profess

or
Center for Neural Science New York University

When/Location

: 10/20/08 12:00 PM SEA 4.244

Title of Talk: ''The Neurobiology of
Decision''

Reception with Refreshments at 11:30 AM

Abstract:
A decade ago little was known about the neurobiological
architecture fo

r decision-making. Today the broad outlines of that
system have been id

entified. Frontal and basal-ganglia circuits
involved in valuation and

learning have been described that
generate the subjective values that g

uide choice. These
valuations then pass to frontal and parietal circuit

s for actual
decision-making. In this presentation I will review the ba

sic
structure of this two part mechanism for decision-making. I will then present a recent example study of the human valuation circuit
tha

t participates in inter-temporal choice followed by a related study
of

the choice mechanism in non-human primates.