演講公告:Neuroeconomics talks: Colin Camerer

http://tea.econ.sinica.edu.tw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=939:sp110923b&catid=60:speech&Itemid=171

Dear all,We are announcing the upcoming of the Neuroeconomics colloquium series. The speaker in October will be Prof. Colin F. Camerer. He will give 2 talks, one at 陽明大學 (活動中心第三會議室) (10/18, Tue, 3:30-5:30pm) and one at 台大經濟系經大講堂 (10/20, Thur, 1:30-3:30pm).

演講者簡介: Dr. Camerer is the Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Finance and Economics at the California Institute of Technology. Originally trained as an economist, Prof. Camerer is known for his contributions to incorporating psychological principles to the study of human decision making and more recently, to using evidence from neuroscience to constrain and refine theories in economics. He has conducted research on individual decision making, behavioral game theory and learning using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), video-based eye-tracking, and on a wide range of subjects (college students, professionals, villagers in Vietnam, brain lesion patients, autistic patients and chimpanzees).

演講者近期發表: In the past five years (2006-2011), Prof. Camerer published extensively in top journals such as Science (4 articles), Nature (1), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (5), as well as top economic journals such as American Economic Review (5), Quarterly Journal of Economics (1) and Economic Journal (3).  He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the Chair of Russell Sage Foundation Behavioral Economics Roundtable.

Below is his talk information including abstracts.

演講一   10/18 (二) 15:30-17:30
Title: Cognitive neuroscience and game theory
Location: 陽明大學活動中心第三會議室 (Reception to follow after talk)

Abstract:
Game theory provides a vocabulary of canonical strategic interactions that are important in human social, political, and economic life. However, game theory has not been applied in cognitive neuroscience very much. This talk will discuss some recent studies using fMRI and disorders (autism) to illustrate how game theory might be useful in cognitive neuroscience.

演講二   10/20 (四) 13:30-15:30
Title: When game theory predicts well and badly: Evidence from lab, field, and chimps
Location: 台灣大學經濟系經大講堂, 台北市徐州路21號 (Reception to follow after talk)

Abstract:

There is mixed evidence of how accurate game theoretic predictions are compared to human behavior. Cognitive hierarchy models can reconcile this evidence systematically, since they sometimes predict large deviations and sometimes predict small deviations. This will be illustrated with lab behavior, eyetracking, and field data from a Swedish lottery. An unusual domain in which game theory may work surprisingly well is when a particular species has evolved a special niche-dependent adaptation for certain types of fitness-enhancing games. This is addressed by comparing humans and chimps.

If you or your students are interested in meeting with Colin, please do not hesitate to contact us.Sincerely,

王道一 (台大經濟系)
黃貞穎 (台大經濟系)
郭文瑞 (陽明神研所)
吳仕煒 (陽明神研所)

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