[Comp-neuro] Workshop on Open Problems in Neuroscience of Decision Making

Kenji Doya doya at oist.jp
Wed Aug 20 08:02:05 CEST 2008


Workshop on Open Problems in the Neuroscience of Decision Making
		http://www.irp.oist.jp/nc/odm/
		October 15 to 19, 2008
	OIST Seaside House, Okinawa, Japan
		http://www.oist.jp/seasidehouse.html

Durning the last decade, the study of "decision making" outgrew
the domains of philosophy and economics into major subjects of
neuroscience and machine learning. This workshop focuses on four
outstanding issues in the neural mechanisms of decision making.

We invite a small number of young scientists (graduate students or
postdoctoral researchers) as the discussants of the workshop.
If you would like to be considered as a discussant, Please send
your C.V. and a PDF file of your publication most relevant to the
topic of this workshop to odm08 at oist.jp by September 1st, 2008.

Invitation will be notified by September 8th. Food and lodging
during the workshop will be provided for the invited discussants.
Travel support will also be available to those who require it.

Sessions and Confirmed Speakers:

1: Valuation -- What affects the evaluation of risk and the timing of  
reward?
	Peter Bossaerts, EPFL
	John O’Doherty, U Dublin and Caltech
	Kenji Doya, OIST
2: Decision -- Where in the brain are decisions made?
	Geoffrey Schoenbaum, U Maryland
	Thomas Boraud, CNRS
	Paul Cisek, U Montreal
3: Learning -- How do dopamine neurons compute reward prediction errors?
	Brian Hyland, U Otago
	Yasushi Kobayashi, Osaka U
	Masamichi Sakagami, Tamagawa U
	Hiroyuki Nakahara, RIKEN BSI
4: Multiplicity -- Why do we use different strategies and which brain  
parts are involved?
	Bernard Balleine, UCLA
	Nathaniel Daw, New York U
	Jon Horvitz, Boston College

Co-organizers:
	Bernard Balleine, UCLA
	Kenji Doya, OIST
	Hiroyuki Nakahara, RIKEN
	John O'Doherty, U Dublin and Caltech
	Masamichi Sakagami, Tamagawa U

Sponsors:
	Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
	RIKEN Brain Science Institute
	Tamagawa University
	University of California, Los Angeles
	California Institute of Technology

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Kenji Doya <doya at oist.jp>
Neural Computation Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
12-22 Suzaki, Uruma, Okinawa 904-2234, Japan
Phone: +81-98-921-3843; Fax: +81-98-921-3873
http://www.nc.irp.oist.jp/



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