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Deadline: March 03, 2017 (5pm PST)
The organizing committee will select papers for presentation at the symposium based on extended abstracts. Please use the below provided template. 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 2400 characters, including punctuation (not spaces). All abstracts should be emailed to isdn17@temple.edu by 5 pm PST on March 3, 2017.

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.) Selected papers would ideally not be published prior to the symposium.

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Michael E. Smith & Avgusta Shestyuk
By: Ryan Hauser, Yale School of Management

The Super Bowl, to many, is thought to be a marketing holiday—a day when the best creatives in the industry attempt to capture the minds, hearts, and attentions of fans. The hype is not hyperbolic; the Super Bowl is extraordinarily massive in terms of its reach and impact. Super Bowl XLIX (aired in 2015), was the most-watched event in television history, attracting over 100 million viewers. The advertising component was equally as spectacular, with over $385 million dollars spent on ads. View more…

Why and How to Design Behavioral Experiments to Complement Decision Neuroscience Experiments

Brock Kirwan
By: Ryan Hauser, Yale School of Management

In the field of decision neuroscience, and specifically in decision neuroscience experimentation, there often exists a disconnect. The questions that neuroscience researchers ask are at the behavioral level. That is, researchers want to predict behavior; they want to know how subjects will choose, react, and decide. However, the data collected in a given decision neuroscience experiment are not at the behavioral level, they are at the neural level. This disconnect should be of some concern to neuroscience researchers, and indeed is of concern to Brock Kirwan of Brigham Young University. He and his colleagues set out to develop a complementary pairing of neuroscience and behavioral studies focusing on computer security that displayed the necessity of behavioral experimentation to the field of decision neuroscience. View more…