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2011 Bronfenbrenner Conference on Risky Decision Making

October 12, 2011

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2011 Bronfenbrenner ConferenceThe 2011 Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference, The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making, was held on September 22-23 in 102 Mann Library. The conference featured distinguished scholars whose expertise spans diverse areas of psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics: Antoine Bechara, Eveline Crone, Paul Glimcher, Jay Giedd, Scott Huettel, Brian Knutson, Beatriz Luna, Kevin Ochsner, and Philip Zelazo. Also in attendance were representatives from government agencies, including NIH and NSF. Through the talks, discussants’ presentations, and lively Q&A sessions, the speakers explained their latest findings, and the group in attendance discussed a framework for future research.

For further information, see the Cornell Chronicle article on the conference and the video of the full conference.

The conference was organized by Valerie Reyna (HD) and Vivian Zayas (Psych) and supported by the Cornell University Institute for Social Sciences, the Cornell University Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research and the Cornell University Office of the Dean of the College of Human Ecology; and sponsored by the Center for Behavioral Economics and Decision Research.

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