Dean for Science Lecture in Neuroeconomics 2017

William Newsome, Ph.D. (Stanford University)

Harman Family Provostial Professor, Vincent V. C. WOO Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute,
and Professor of Neurobiology and, by Courtesy, of Psychology

The Annual Dean for Science Lecture in Neuroeconomics is ISDM’s signature lecture series event, and provides NYU and the larger New York City community an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field of neuroeconomics from the leaders in the field all over the world.

The 7th annual lecture in the series was held this year on March 6th with guest lecturer William Newsome, Ph.D. from Stanford University. His lecture, “Seeing and deciding: neural mechanisms of perceptual choice,” traced the evolution of our understanding of perceptual decision-making over the past 35 years and closed with a summary of contemporary challenges in the field.

Professor Newsome joins a distinguished list of Dean for Science lecturers in neuroeconomics, including Professor Peter Dayan of University College London (2016) who recently won the 2017 Brain Prize and Professor Colin Camerer of Caltech (2015).

ISDM Director Paul Glimcher welcomes guests and introduces guest speaker William Newsome, Ph.D.

William Newsome, Ph.D. speaks about decisions during his lecture.

The reception after William Newsome's lecture.

ISDM Director Paul Glimcher leads Q&A after William Newsome's lecture.

Michael Purugganan
, the Dean for Science of NYU starts the Dean for Science Lecture with an introduction to ISDM Director, Paul Glimcher.

L-R: ISDM Deputy Director Andrew Caplin, Ph.D. , ISDM Director Paul Glimcher, Ph.D., Guest Speaker William Newsome, Ph.D. and ISDM Associate Director Elizabeth Phelps.

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