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2014 Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series: How the Brain Makes Decisions under Uncertainty
Kane Hall 130, UW Seattle

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In order to make decisions about what action to take in uncertain situations, the brain needs to be able to make estimates about the future consequences of taking particular actions. Doctors Kim and O’Doherty will discuss how the rodent and human brains are capable of working out the “risk” and “value” of possible outcomes over the course of trial-and-error experience can impact how that information subsequently gets used at the point of decision-making.

Jeansok Kim is a professor in the University of Washington's Department of Psychology.
John O’Doherty is a professor in the California Institute of Technology's Department of Psychology.

About the Psychology Lecture Series

The ninth annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lecture Series will spotlight "The Science of Decision Making." This popular series brings notable psychologists to the University of Washington to co-present with faculty from the UW Department of Psychology. Together they will reveal how the brain and an individual's expectations influence the decisions that we make in uncertain conditions. Learn more about the 2014 series.

This free, public series is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards, with the support of a bequest from Professor Roger B. Loucks.

Cost: FREE

Location: Kane Hall 130, UW Seattle

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Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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