On Tuesday February 28th (2017), Ian Krajbich (Ohio State University) and Rafael Polania (University of Zurich) will be leading a workshop at the Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) meeting in Snowbird, Utah, entitled:

From perception to valuation: Bridging neuro-computational mechanisms of perceptual and economic decisions

This workshop will bring together work by theorists and experimentalists from several fields of research including neuroscience, psychology, and economics, to discuss current developments in the understanding of value/economic/reward decision making that are inspired by neuro-computational theories of perceptual decision-making. We will discuss how these models can be applied to behavioral/neural data, and we will discuss to what extent (if any) mechanisms from the perceptual domain can be extended to valuation and decision processes.

The workshop is targeted at anyone interested in decision making and/or perception. The goal is to bring these people together and create a constructive debate and eventual consensus on how current findings and future research from the two fields (perception and valuation) might be brought together in order to move toward a general framework for understanding decision-making in humans and other animals. Below you find the tentative program and lineup of workshop speakers.

Further information about the Cosyne meeting can be found at: http://www.cosyne.org/

Program Morning Session

Moderator: Ian Krajbich

8:15 – 8:45a    Rafael Polania, Efficient encoding and bayesian decoding in subjective estimations?
8:45 – 9:15a   Michael Woodford, Risk Attitude as a Perceptual Bias
9:15 – 9:45a   Jan Drugowitsch, Activity normalization as essential, beneficial ingredient of multi-alternative decisions
9:45 – 10:00a Coffee break
10:00 – 10:30a  Daphna Shohamy, Sampling from Memory Guides Value-Based Decision
10:30 – 11:00a Erie Boorman, Computational and representational analysis approaches to associative learning

Afternoon Session

Moderator: Rafael Polania

4:30 – 5:00p Jennifer Trueblood, Using Perceptual Decision-making to Understand Preference Reversals in Multi-attribute Choice
5:00 – 5:30p Christopher Summerfield, Optimality and irrationality in human decision-making
5:30 – 5:45p Coffee break
5:45 – 6:15p Erin Rich, Dynamic encoding of choice in the orbitofrontal cortex
6:15 – 6:45p Marios Philiastides, Inferring cortical networks underlying reward learning and value-based decision making in humans
6:45 – 7:15p Ian Krajbich, Discussion