[Comp-neuro] Conference announcement: "The neuroscience of decision-making"

Paul Cisek paul.cisek at umontreal.ca
Thu Jan 28 22:57:20 CET 2016


38th International Symposium of the GRSNC

The neuroscience of decision-making 


May 2-3, 2016

Université de Montréal



WEBSITE:  <http://www.grsnc.umontreal.ca/38s/>

PROGRAM:  <http://www.grsnc.umontreal.ca/38s/prog_e.html>


POSTER:  <http://www.grsnc.umontreal.ca/38s/38s_poster.pdf>


We are pleased to announce the 38th symposium of the Groupe de Recherche sur
le Système Nerveux Central (GRSNC) which is entitled "The neurosciences of


This symposium will be held on May 2-3, 2016 at the Université de Montréal,
Pavillon 3200 Jean-Brillant, room B-2245 and the organizers are Drs Paul
Cisek (UdeM), Alain Dagher (McGill), Lesley Fellows (McGill), John Kalaska
(UdeM) et Peter Shizgal (Concordia).


Research on the neural bases of decision-making has experienced a rapid
growth in the last 20 years. It addresses a great diversity of questions,
ranging from how animals weigh the costs and benefits of different actions
to what goes wrong when humans exhibit maladaptive behavior, such as in
addiction. In this symposium, we will discuss cutting-edge research on this
topic, reviewing the progress that has been made and addressing the central
open questions facing this rapidly developing field. In planning the
sessions, we have paid particular attention to issues that stretch from the
most basic neuroscience all the way to clinical applications. We will
highlight converging evidence from the full range of neuroscientific methods
applied in this field, considered within a diversity of conceptual
frameworks. There will be four sessions of presentations by invited speakers
from around the world as well as two contributed poster sessions. 


The presentations are regrouped in for sessions:

*	Brain representations of value: Common or multiple (Chairperson:
Peter Shizgal)
*	Encoding and learning values: Neural and computational mechanisms
(Chairperson: Alain Dagher)
*	Decision in the wild (Chairperson: John Kalaska)
*	Diseases and deviances (Chairperson: Lesley Fellows)


Lecturers:          Joshua D. Berke, Thomas Boraud, Paul Cisek, Alain
Dagher, Peter Dayan, Nathaniel Daw, Lesley Fellows, J. Randall Flanagan,
Michael J. Frank, Karl Friston, Hugh Garavan, Paul W. Glimcher, Joseph
Kable, Elizabeth A. Murray, Michael L. Platt, David Redish, Michael N.
Shadlen, Peter Shizgal, Daphna Shohamy and Jonathan D. Wallis.


Submissions are invited for poster presentations. The deadline for
submission is March 31, 2016


We would appreciate if you could forward this message to colleagues and



Manon Dumas for the organizing committee


Groupe de recherche sur le système nerveux central (GRSNC)

Université de Montréal

Département de neurosciences

Pavillon Paul-G.-Desmarais, bureau 4115


Courriel:  <mailto:m.dumas at umontreal.ca> m.dumas at umontreal.ca 

Téléphone: (514) 343-6366

Télécopieur: (514) 343-6113

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