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Economics, psychology, and neuroscience are converging today into a unified discipline of Neuroeconomics with the ultimate aim of creating a single, general theory of human decision-making. Neuroeconomics provides biologists, economists, psychologists and social scientists with a deeper understanding of how they make their own decisions and how others decide. Neuroscience, when allied with psychology and economics, creates powerful new models to explain why we make decisions. Neurobiological mechanisms of decision-making, decisions under risk, trust and cooperation will be central issues in this course. You will be provided with the most recent evidence from brain-imaging techniques (fMRI, TMS, etc.) and introduced to the explanatory models behind them. The course does not require any prior study of economics and neuroscience; however, it might require you to study novel interdisciplinary materials. The course provides an introduction to the methodology, assumptions, and main findings of Neuroeconomics. Our students have different backgrounds; therefore, I have adapted and simplified the course to allow all students to understand the interdisciplinary content. This course will help you to start your progress in the field of Neuroeconomics and to further develop your skills during other more advanced courses and trainings in the future. For some topics, the course will also provide supplementary videos to reveal the opinions of leading experts in the field. Each module provides optional reading material. The course structure is as follows: During each video, you will have to answer some relevant questions. Your answers will not affect your final grade. At the end of each module, you must complete a quiz consisting of 15 questions. To pass the course, you must reach a satisfactory standard in all the course modules by completing all graded quizzes and the final exam. In addition to watching video lectures and taking quizzes, you will receive an invitation to join our forum. We plan to join the discussions in the forum on a weekly basis. Welcome to Neuroeconomics World!...
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Introduction to the Course

Welcome to the new field of Neuroeconomics! I hope you have an opportunity to reserve some time to explore the course content, course logic and our grading policy. The course consists of nine lectures covering main topics of Neuroeconomics. This class is completely self-paced: You can learn as fast as you like. The course does not require any prior study of economics and neuroscience; however, it might require you to study novel interdisciplinary materials. The course provides an introduction to the methodology, assumptions, and main findings of Neuroeconomics. Our students have different backgrounds; therefore, I have adapted and simplified the course to allow all students to understand the interdisciplinary content. This course will help you to start your progress in the field of Neuroeconomics and to further develop your skills during other more advanced courses and trainings in the future. Have a good time with this new field of science! Best regards, Vasily Klucharev...
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1 видео (всего 1 мин.), 5 материалов для самостоятельного изучения
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Reading5 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Pre-Course Survey10мин
Grading and Logistics10мин
Suggested Readings10мин
Course Plan10мин
About the Instructor10мин
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Introduction and Scope of Neuroeconomics

This lecture will provide an introduction to the course and a historical overview of the field and will explore major assumptions of Neuroeconomics. We'll discuss the need for Neuroeconomics and the limitations of the traditional fields of economics, psychology, and neuroscience. Can we predict decisions based on neural activity? Can we change human decisions using brain stimulation techniques? Does Neuroeconomics change views on free will and free decisions? This lecture will deal with these and other questions. Overall, I'll try to convince you that Neuroeconomics radically transforms the way we normally think about human behavior. Have a good time with a new field of science!...
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5 видео (всего 56 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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Origin of Neuroeconomics8мин
Neuroeconomics & Decision-making Theory5мин
The Scope of Neuroeconomics12мин
Some Philosophical Implications of Neuroeconomics12мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Readings and Resources10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Introduction and Scope of Neuroeconomics30мин

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Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, and Neuroimaging: Tools of Neuroeconomics

We will start with a short introduction to cognitive neuroscience, brain anatomy, and brain functions and continue with a discussion of various methods of measuring brain activity, including brain imaging methods (EEG, MEG, fMRI), transcranial brain stimulation (TMS), cell recording, and data visualization, and interpretation of the results. The main goal of this lecture is to help you read and understand results of Neuroeconomics papers. I will introduce terminology and experimental methods that we will use throughout the whole course....
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4 видео (всего 57 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience. Lesions, Brain Stimulation15мин
Single-cell Recordings, EEG & MEG11мин
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)19мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Readings and Resources10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology30мин

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Introducing Brain Models of Decision-Making and Choice

Now we will start our journey in Neuroeconomic theories and findings. You will learn the main features of the Diffusion Model, the most popular theoretical model of decision-making in Neuroeconomics. We will apply this model to single-neuron activity in a monkey cortex and to the human brain in order to understand how brains program decisions. For advanced students, I recommend a guest lecture provided by Dr. Sebastian Horn (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin), who gives a more fundamental explanation of the drift diffusion model. Enjoy Neuroeconomics!...
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7 видео (всего 63 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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Introduction to Diffusion Model9мин
Diffusion Model vs. Race Model9мин
Perceptual Decision Making in the Human Brain7мин
Collective Decisions of Honey Bees & Diffusion Mechanism9мин
Guest Lecture 1: Dr. Sebastian Horn – Some Notes on Drift Diffusion Model [Expert Opinion]9мин
Guest Lecture 1: Dr. Sebastian Horn – Some Notes on Drift Diffusion Model. Part II9мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Readings and Resources10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Decision-Making 30мин

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Neural Representation of Subjective Value

Why do we make decisions? Perhaps we do so to activate our neurons. During this lecture, we will discuss how neurons assign values to different options during the decision-making process. We will also discuss the central role of the nucleus accumbens and orbitofrontal cortex in the valuation process. To make adaptive decisions, we must evaluate the costs and benefits of available options. Neuroeconomics has set itself the ambitious goal of understanding the brain mechanisms that are responsible for these evaluative processes. Neuroeconomics has also focused on describing the neural signals related to learning the value of stimuli and actions. Overall, this lecture will present some key ideas of Neuroeconomics. ...
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6 видео (всего 73 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
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The Nucleus Accumbens - The Core Valuation Region10мин
The Nucleus Accumbens & Expected Value10мин
The Nucleus Accumbens: Shopping, Marketing, and Learning12мин
The Orbitofrontal Cortex & Decision Values13мин
The Diffusion Model & Valuation Process7мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Readings and Resources10мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
The Nucleus Accumbens 30мин
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автор: SSJan 29th 2016

fantastic new topic. Despite his accent, Professor Klucharov has taught this difficult topic very nicely.\n\nEnjoyed every moment of it and learnt so much despite being a Neurologist.

автор: JRApr 12th 2018

The best Neuroscience course out there for those focused on the frontal cortex and decision science. Great use of scientific evidence to illustrate what we know and what we don't know

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Vasily Klucharev

Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences

О National Research University Higher School of Economics

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of the top research universities in Russia. Established in 1992 to promote new research and teaching in economics and related disciplines, it now offers programs at all levels of university education across an extraordinary range of fields of study including business, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, political science, international relations, law, Asian studies, media and communications, IT, mathematics, engineering, and more. Learn more on www.hse.ru...

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