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Human Decision Making Workshop

Lucas House Conference Park
Research, Social Sciences
Monday 29th (12:00) - Tuesday 30th October 2012 (13:30)
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The University of Birmingham will be hosting a workshop on "Human Decision Making" on 29-30 October, funded by the University of Birmingham Institute of Advanced Studies. Our hope is to bring together researchers in the West Midlands region with interests in human decision making very broadly defined. 

Issues to be discussed will include:

  • How do humans make choices based on uncertain information?
  • How do humans choose what to do given the bounds on what they can do?
  • How are choices encoded by the human brain?
  • How does physical and mental disease influence the decision making process?
  • What role does human development play?
  • Do humans employ case-based reasoning?
  • What is the relationship between learning and risk aversion?

We would like to invite presentations and posters from anyone working on related fields in the Midlands area.

Confirmed external speakers include Aldo Rustichini (Minnesota), Graham Loomes (Warwick), Konrad Kording (NorthWestern), Peter Dayan (Gatsby, UCL) and Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck).

The workshop will take place at the Conference Park of the University of Birmingham (Lucas House) in the afternoon of Monday 29 Oct and the morning of Tuesday 30 Oct, with a workshop dinner on the evening of 29 Oct.

Registration to be completed by 10 Oct is free and done through the conference website: 

For anyone interested in presenting at the workshop, talk or poster, we ask for a title and a short abstract (one paragraph).

We would especially like to encourage PhD students working on these issues to attend. For any PhD students traveling from outside Birmingham we expect to be able to offer accomodation for the night of 29 Oct. 

Lunch will be free for all attendees on both days.


When: Afternoon of 29 Oct, morning of 30 Oct
Where: Lucas House, University of Birmingham
Registration: By 10 Oct, free.


The organizing committee
Ulrik Beierholm, Computational Neuroscience, School of Psychology
Brit Grosskopf, Dept. of Economics
Rajiv Sarin, Dept. of Economics#
Andrew Howes, School of Computer Science


The workshop was funded through the University of Birmingham Institute of Advanced Studies.

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