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Chen Institute Workshop on Decision Making and Free Will

Are we just biological robots?

December 1, 2018
11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Beckman Institute Auditorium

This workshop will explore many aspects of decision making, in both humans and animals, and examine the concept of free will. The workshop will consist of a number of short talks ending with a Q&A panel session. Attendees are invited to carry on the conversation at a reception immediately following the workshop.

The Chen Institute at Caltech hopes that these workshops will introduce non-neuroscientists to some of the challenging problems facing our understanding of brain function, as well as to bring them up to date on the state-of-the-art of knowledge in various sub-fields of neuroscience.

Speakers include: Richard Andersen, David Anderson, Colin Camerer, Rosa Cao (Stanford), Annie Duke (Author), Anton Kapustin, Dean Mobbs,  John O'Doherty, Shin Shimojo, Kate Wassum (UCLA)

Workshop Agenda

The workshop is open to all.

Check-in will be available at 10:30am. Please register to attend this event.

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