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The Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences (D-CIDES) is hosting a regional conference that brings together researchers from a variety of fields to consider cross-disciplinary perspectives on decision-making phenomena and mechanisms.
The conference will run from the morning of Friday, May 18th, through the afternoon of Saturday, May 19th in Duke’s Fuqua School of Business McClendon Auditorium. The conference sessions are organized by topic, rather than by discipline; that is, the sessions will juxtapose psychologists, business faculty, neuroscientists, economists, and/or geneticists all within a single session. Ample time is allocated for informal interactions so that people can meet potential colleagues, interact with students, etc. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are particularly encouraged to attend.
The conference is organized into four sessions, each comprising speakers from across disciplines:
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
8:00 a.m. Conference Check-In and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Session 1: Self-Control, Valuation and Choice
9:10 a.m.: Vinod Venkatraman, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University. “Contextual and Individual Variability in Risky Choice: Eye-tracking Evidence for Multiple Strategies”
9:40 a.m.: Michele Easter, Genome Ethics, Law & Policy in the Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University. “‘Not all my fault’: Genetics, stigma, and personal responsibility for women with eating disorders”
10:10 a.m.: Kenneth T. Kishida, Human Neuroimaging Laboratory, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. “Measurements of real-time dopamine release during human decision-making guided by computational reinforcement learning models”
10:35 a.m.: Coffee Break
10:55 a.m.: Charlotte Boettiger, Psychology, Biomedical Research Imaging Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Immediate Reward Bias: Fixed trait or Changeable State? A role for frontal dopamine”
11:25 a.m.: Michelle vanDellen, Social Science Research Institute, Duke University. “Local Processing Facilitates Self-Control When Temptations and Goal Means Appear Together”
12:00 p.m.: Lunch
Session 2: Risk and Uncertainty
1:20 p.m.: Adrian Camilleri, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions and Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. “Does the description-experience choice "gap” occur in the long-run?“
1:50 p.m.: Sheryl Ball, Economics, Virginia Tech. “Decision Making and Tax Compliance”
2:20 p.m.: Lynn Maguire, Environmental Decision Analysis, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. “Can Biologists Judge Species Endangerment Based on Patterns of Extinction Probability?”
2:45 p.m.: Coffee Break
3:05 p.m.: Dalene Stangl, Statistical Science, Duke University. “Statistical Analysis as an Input for Decision Analysis: Where’s the Room for Improvement?”
3:35 p.m.: Geoffrey Schoenbaum, Behavioral Neurophysiology Research Section, National Institute of Health. “Risk is salient, but salience can be safe! The tale of a stupidly simple single-unit recording study…”
Session 3: Student/Fellow “Data Blitz”
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: This session will provide an engaging forum for students to present their latest research. Each student will have 3 minutes to describe a research study in a single slide, with awards for the best presentations.
7:05 p.m.: Durham Bulls Game (advanced RSVP required by May 10)
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012
8:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
Session 4: Social Influences on Decisions
9:00 a.m.: Xiaosi Gu, Ph.D., Human Neuroimaging Laboratory, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. “Deficits in Social Decision Making Following Striatum Lesion”
9:30 a.m.: McKell Carter, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University. “Evidence for a distinct role of the temporal-parietal junction in predicting socially guided decisions”
10:00 a.m.: Peggy Liu, Marketing, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. “Matching Choices to Minimize Offense: Avoiding Offending Stigmatized Group Members by Making Similar Choices for Us and Them”
10:25 a.m.: Coffee Break
10:45 a.m.: Becket Ebitz, Neurobiology, Duke University. “Social attentive control: How neural filtering and neuromodulatory regulation help you ignore salient faces”
11:15 a.m.: Lauren Brent, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University. “Genetic origins of social networks in free-ranging rhesus macaques”
12:00 p.m.: Lunch
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