Topics in Neuroeconomics (神經經濟學專題討論)


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NTU (Spring 2011)

Course Syllabus (in PDF)

Classroom and Time: Thursday 10:20-12:10pm at 社科28

Office Hours: Wednesday 4:10-5:10pm after class or by email appointment at 社科學院研究大樓 Room 425

Course outline and Reading List:

 1. [ 2 /24] Introduction
                 Wang (2010), “Pupil Dilation and Eye-Tracking,” in Handbook of Process Tracing Methods for Decision Research: A Critical Review and User’s Guide, Psychology Press. (working paper version)
                 Glimcher (2010), Foundations of Neuroeconomic Analysis, Oxford University Press.
                 Glimcher, Camerer, Fehr and Poldrack (2008),
Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain, Academic Press. (GCFP)
                 Huettel, Song, and McCarthy (2004), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Sinauer Associates. (HSM).
                 王道一 (2009),「用神經科學的手術刀,剖開經濟學的黑盒子──神經經濟學淺談」人文與社會科學簡訊10(4), 8-15.

 2. [ 3 / 3 ] Brocas, Carrillo, Wang and Camerer (2010),  “Imperfect choice or imperfect attention? Understanding strategic thinking in private information games,” revise and resubmit at Review of Economic Studies. [Presenter: 廖偉廷]

 3. [ 3 /10] Bailey and Iqbal (2008), “Understanding changes in mental workload during execution of goal-directed tasks and its application for interruption management,” ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 14(4), 1-28. [Presenter: 游書豪]
                 Costa-Gomes, Crawford and Iriberri (2010), “Strategic Thinking,” mimeo.
Bailey, Busbey and Iqbal (2007), “TAPRAV: An interactive analysis tool for exploring workload aligned to models of task execution,” Interacting with Computers, 19(3), 314-329.
Coricellia and Nagel (2009),Neural correlates of depth of strategic reasoning in medial prefrontal cortex,” PNAS, 106(23), 9163–9168. [SOM]
                 Bhatt and Camerer (2005),Self-Referential Thinking and Equilibrium as States of Mind in Games: fMRI Evidence,” Games and Economic Behavior, 52(2), 424-59.
Chen, Huang and Wang (2011),A Window of Cognition: Eyetracking the Reasoning Process in Spatial Beauty Contest Games,” mimeo.
Hampton, Bossaerts and O’Doherty (2008),Neural correlates of mentalizing-related computations during strategic interactions in himans,” PNAS, 105, 6741-6746. [SOM]

 4. [ 3 /17] Caplin, Dean, Glimcher and Rutledge (2010), “Measuring beliefs and rewards: a neuroeconomic approach,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 125(3), 923-960. [Presenter: 羅煒熙]

 5. [ 3 /24] Frydman, Camerer, Bossaerts and Antonio (2011),MAOA-L carriers are better at making optimal financial decisions under risk,” Proceedings of the Royal Society B, forthcoming. [SOM] [Presenter: 廖慧如]
                    Guest Speaker: Songfa Zhong (11:10-12:10)
                    1. Zhong, Israel, Shalev, Xue, Ebstein and Chew (2010), "Dopamine D4 Receptor Gene Associated with Fairness Preference in Ultimatum Game,"  PLoS ONE, 5(11): e13765.
                    2. Zhong, Israel, Xue, Ebstein and Chew (2009), "Monoamine Oxidase A Gene (MAOA) Associated with Attitude towards Longshot Risks,"  PLoS ONE, 4(12): e8516.
                    3. Zhong, Israel, Xue, Sham, Ebstein and Chew (2009), "A Neurochemical Approach to Valuation Sensitivity over Gains and Losses," Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276:4181-4188.
                    4. Zhong,  Chew, Set, Zhang, Israel, Xue, Sham and Ebstein (2009), "The Heritability of Attitude Toward Economic Risk," Twin Research and Human Genetics, 12: 103-107.
Chew, Ebstein and Zhong (2010), "Modeling Decision Making under Risk using Neurochemistry: Theory and Evidence from Behavioral and Gene Association Studies," working paper.

 6. [ 3 /31] Fiorillo, Tobler and Schultz (2003), “Discrete coding of reward probability and uncertainty by dopamine neurons,” Science, 299, 1898-1902. [SOM] [Presenter: 郭彥]

 7. [ 4 / 7 ] Tobler, Fiorillo and Schultz (2005), Adaptive coding of reward value by dopamine neurons,” Science, 307, 1642-1645. [SOM] [Presenter: 林偉倫]

 8. [ 4 /14] Tom, Fox, Trepel and Poldrack (2007), The neural basis of loss aversion in decision-making under risk,” Science, 315, 515-518. [SOM] [Presenter: 羅盛華]
Wu, Delgado and Maloney (2009), “Economic decision-making compared with an equivalent motor task,” PNAS, 106(15), 6088-6093. [SOM]
                    Tobler, Fletcher, Bullmore and Schultz (2007), “Learning-related human brain activations reflecting individual finances,” Neuron, 54, pp. 167-175. [SOM]

 9. [ 4 /21] Midterm Week (Visit Eyetracking Facility at NTU's TASSEL lab)

10.[ 4 /28] Padoa-Schioppa and Assad (2006),Neurons in orbitofrontal cortex encode economic value,” Nature, 441, 223-226. [SOM] [Presenter: 陳在舜]

11.[ 5 / 5 ] Padoa-Schioppa and Assad (2008), “The representation of economic value in the orbitofrontal cortex is invariant for changes of menu,” Nature Neuroscience, 11(1), 95-102. [SOM] [Presenter: 黃貞穎]

12.[ 5 /12] Padoa-Schioppa (2009), Range-adapting representation of economic value in the orbitofrontal cortex,” Journal of Neuroscience, (44), 14004-14014. [SOM] [Presenter: 王道一]

13.[ 5 /19] Guest Talk: Russell Poldrack (1:30-3:30pm at 經大講堂)
Title: Bridging risky decision making and decision under risk (Reception to follow after talk)

14.[ 5 /26] Bushong, King, Camerer and Rangel (2010),Pavlovian Processes in Consumer Choice: The Physical Presence of a Good Increases Willingness-to-Pay,” American Economic Review 2010, 100(4), 1556–71. [dataset] [Presenter: 陳之翰]
                    Levy, Lazzaro, Rutledge and Glimcher (2011), “Choice from non-choice: predicting consumer preferences from blood oxygenation level-dependent signals obtained during passive viewing,” Journal of Neuroscience, 31(1), 118-125. [SOM]
                    Tremblay and Schultz (1999), “Relative reward preference in primate orbitofrontal cortex,” Nature, 398, 704-708.

15.[ 6 / 2 ] Kable and Glimcher (2007), “The neural correlates of subjective value during intertemporal choice,” Nature Neuroscience, 10(12), 1625-1633. [SOM] [Presenter: 劉書彧]

16.[ 6 / 9 ] Hare, Camerer and Rangel (2009), “Self-control in decision-making involves modulation of the vmPFC valuation system,” Science, 324, 646-648. [SOM] [Presenter: 張毓天]
                    McClure, Laibson, Loewenstein, and Cohen (2004), “Separate neural systems value immediate and delayed monetary rewards,” Science, 306, 503-507. [SOM]

17.[ 6 /16] Tricomi, Rangel, Camerer and O'Doherty (2010), “Neural evidence for inequality-averse social preference,” Nature, 463, 1089-1091. [Online-Methods; SOM] [Presenter: 陳暐]

18.[ 6 /23] Eisenegger, Naef, Snozzi, Heinrichs and Fehr (2010), “Prejudice and truth about the effect of testosterone on human bargaining behavior,” Nature, 463, 356-359. [SOM] [Presenter: 鄧軫元]
                    Harbaugh, Mayr and Burghart (2007),Neural responses to taxation and voluntary giving reveal motives for charitable donations,” Science, 316, 1622-1625. [SOM]
                    Moll, Krueger, Zahn, Pardini, De Oliveira-Souza and Grafman (2006),Human fronto-mesolimbic networks guide decisions about charitable donations,” PNAS, 103, 42, 15623-15628. [SOM]


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