On June 5-6 2020, Temple University will host the 10th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience (ISDN) in Philadelphia, PA.


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 an opportunity to learn, present and discuss the latest breakthroughs on using neuroscientific and physiological measures to inform decision making in individuals, groups, societies, organizations, and markets. For more information, please visit our website or contact us at isdn20@temple.edu.


Deadline for Oral presentations: Jan 31, 2020
Late-breaking poster presentations will be accepted for review until May 10, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EDT).

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 and state the conclusions. The body of the abstract should be no longer than 2,300 characters, including punctuation (not spaces). All abstracts should be emailed to isdn20@temple.edu by 11:59 pm EST on Jan 31, 2020. Decisions about the abstracts will be communicated to the authors by March 15, 2020. Selected papers would ideally not be published prior to the symposium.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 and relevance for industry. (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. Preference will also be given to new speakers.

Limited travel awards will be available to offset expenses for students and junior faculty. More details about the conference, registration, invited speakers, travel awards and accommodations will be updated regularly on our website. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email: isdn20@temple.edu.

    Organizing Committee:

  • Crystal Reeck Temple University
  • Vinod Venkatraman Temple University

    Advisory Committee:

  • Carolyn Yoon University of Michigan
  • Uma Karmarkar University of California San Diego
  • Angelika Dimoka University of Houston
  • Drazen Prelec MIT