The intersection between the fields of behavioral decision research and neuroscience has proved to be fertile ground for interdisciplinary research. Whereas the former is rich in formalized models of choice, the latter is rife with techniques for testing behavioral models at the brain level. As a result, there has been the rapid emergence of progressively more sophisticated biological models of choice, geared toward the development of ever more complete mechanistic models of behavior.
This volume provides a coherent framework for distilling some of the key themes that have emerged as a function of this research program, and highlights what we have learned about judgment and decision making as a result. Although topics that are theoretically relevant to judgment and decision making researchers are addressed, the book also ventures somewhat beyond the traditional boundaries of this area to tackle themes that would of interest to a greater community of scholars.
Neuroscience of Decision Making provides contemporary and essential reading for researchers and students of cognitive psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and economics.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
"A technical volume at the intersection between the fields of behavioural decision research and neuroscience, providing a framework to distil theoretical models." - Network review
"Few areas of neuroscience research have progressed so rapidly - and with such diversity of topic and method - as the study of how we make decisions. Vartanian and Mandel have brought together a remarkable collection of leading scientists working at the intersection of decision and cognitive neuroscience. The resulting volume will undoubtedly help shape the next generation of researchers in this exciting field." - Scott Huettel, Ph.D., Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, USA
"Work in the neurosciences, not so long ago, had little relevance to theory and research on decision making. The Neuroscience of Decision Making shows how quickly things have changed - and changed for the better. This outstanding volume provides a state of the art summary of work in the field and a blueprint for its future. The diversity of approaches, models, and study species, along with the list of distinguished contributors, makes this must reading for serious students and scholars interested in the mechanisms and processes underlying the sometimes puzzling and sometimes erudite decisions people make everyday." - John T. Cacioppo, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, The University of Chicago, USA
"This book is a welcome bridge between behavioral and neuroscience research, spanning the fascinating topic of decision making. The authors have accomplished an impressive feat in thoughtfully organizing and interpreting newly emerging research. This is the book to read if you want to understand the neuroscience of decision making." -Valerie F. Reyna, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research, Cornell University, USA
"This book assembles contributions that break new ground in the neurospychology of decision-making that address fundamental issues such as the role of emotions, dual systems and reward/loss processing in decision-making, as well as new topics such as planning and creativity. Introduced by sophisticated chapters on cognitive and neural architecture and the neuropsychological bases of context effects on choice, the collection comprises a rich and satisfying set of perspectives from neuroscience, psychology and economics." - Denis Hilton, Ph.D., Universite de Toulouse-II, France
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