Thirty students with background in neuroscience, economics or psychology and twenty one faculty got together for two weeks to talk, learn and brainstorm about how people decide at the NYU-Duke Summer Institute in Neuroeconomics that I co-directed. More about the Institute here.
Together with Dr. Stefanie Schurer we were extremely happy to receive seed money from the LCC for a project that will investigate the role of risk and time preferences as well as personality traits in a randomised control trail that assists 400 overweight patients in losing and maintaining healthy weight. We are working on this project with a great team from the Boden Institute at the University of Sydney. Stay tuned for the results!
After a year of planning and too many advisory board meetings, the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Sydney has been transformed to a Special Priority Area of Collaboration (SPARC). The goal of this new University of Sydney SPARC is to create an integrated research on brain and mind.
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My co-author prof. Paul Glimcher came all the way from NYC to Sydney to give an excellent talk as a part of “Sydney Ideas” series. There was some great media coverage related to his trip. A fun fact: one of the interviews was done on the Coogee-Bondi coastal walk.
More on Sydney Ideas series: Coverage from prof. Glimcher’s visit
At this 14th Kavli Futures Symposium me and professors from NYU and Duke discussed how biological measurement of preferences may play a role in shaping social policy. Watch the panel here
This year our Dean invited three faculty members to welcome the alumni and friends of the faculty by giving them a short overview about our research. Below you can see me talking about neuroeconomics and the ageing brain.
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Templeton Foundation and the University of Chicago recognised my collaboration with Prof. Slonim and the Sydney Opera House with a Science of Philanthropy Partnership Award.
Kavli Symposia create the opportunity for scientific conversation on novel issues. At this meeting together with an exciting crowd of economists, neuroscientists and psychologists we brainstormed about “Neuroeconomics in China and Asia: Building Interest and Capacity”.
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