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Neuroscientist’s Apprentice

Sunday, June 5, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Homework or video games? Grab an apple or raid the fridge? It turns out, some choices are not as simple as they seem. Under the guidance of NYU neuroeconomist Paul Glimcher, design and test out a decision study, take a tour of the neuroeconomics lab, and watch a live brain scan to investigate where all of these choices take place.

Note: This is a student-only program for kids in the 6th-8th grade. Parents/Guardians should drop off their children for this one-hour event.

Supported by the Bezos Family Foundation. 

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Paul GlimcherNeuroscientist, Economist

Paul Glimcher began his professional career as a neurobiologist interested in how the brain makes decisions. Over the years he has explored many other scientific disciplines that are also concerned with how we make decisions.

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