On May 15-16, 2015, MIT will host the 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience (ISDN)

in Cambridge, MA.


This symposium is unique in that it brings together a range of constituencies involved in the use of neuroscience

techniques to understand consumer decision making – world renowned academics, neuroscience research companies,

marketing research executives and industry leaders. It offers two days to mingle and present the latest breakthroughs

on using neuro and physiological measures to understand decision making behavior in business contexts and more



Deadline: Mar 2, 2015 (5pm EST)

The organizing committee will select papers for presentation at the symposium based on extended abstracts (one page,

single spaced). The abstract should state the study’s objectives, briefly describe the methods, summarize the results

obtained and state the conclusions. The body of the abstract should be no longer than 2300 characters, including

punctuation (not spaces). All abstracts should be emailed to by 5 pm EST on Mar 2, 2015. Deci-
sions about the abstracts will be communicated to the authors by Mar 23, 2015. Selected papers would ideally not be

published prior to the symposium.

Selections will be based on quality, relevance to decision neuroscience, and contribution to breadth of topics and

interdisciplinary approaches. (Note that all abstracts do not necessarily require neuroscience data, but should have the

potential to encourage discussions about a possible role for neuroscience.) We consider not just the individual merits

of the papers, but how they complement other submissions from scholars in different fields to form a cohesive session.

The organizers will invite authors of the abstracts not selected for talks to present their work as posters.

Limited travel awards will be available to offset expenses for students and junior faculty. More details about the

conference, registration, travel awards and accommodations can be found at:


If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email: .

Organizing Committee:

Angelika Dimoka Temple University

Uma Karmarkar Harvard University

Danica Mijovic-Prelec MIT

Drazen Prelec MIT

Baba Shiv Stanford University

Vinod Venkatraman Temple University

Carolyn Yoon University of Michigan