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SBDM 2012

Second Symposium on Biology of Decision Making, Paris, France


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Thursday 10th May 2012

9h : Registration
9h30 : Welcome word

9h40-13h. Session : Neuro-Physiology
Chairs: Thomas Boraud & Mehdi Khamassi

A. David Redish. Differences in information processing between decision-making systems.

Brian Lau. The amygdala combines space and value to guide attentional selection.

Coffee break and Poster session

Francesca Sargolini. Learning to dissociate spatial trajectories: different contributions of the dorsomedial and the dorsolateral striatum.
Thomas Boraud. Why is the striatum silent?

Lunch time and Poster session

 14h30. Plenary talk: Kenji Doya. Multiple Strategies for Decision Making.

15h30-19h. Session: Neuro-Computations
Chairs: Mehdi Khamassi & Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde

Benoît Girard. Interactions of model-based & model-free learning processes in rodent navigation.
Kevin Gurney. Modeling the basal ganglia at multiple levels of description: from spikes to rate codes algorithms and robots.

Coffee break and Poster session

Boris Gutkin. Drug Effects in Dopaminergic circuits spiral addicts to a cognitive/behavioral conflict: what they say is NOT what they do.
Arthur Leblois. Dopamine in songbirds: modulation of basal ganglia activity and regulation of behavioral variability.


19h-22h. Social event : buffet with panoramic view on Paris, from the 24th floor of Tour Zamansky, on Université Pierre et Marie Curie campus (see access map below).


Friday 11th May 2012

9h-13h. Session : Neuro-Systems
Chairs: Mathias Pessiglione & Thomas Boraud

Tali Sharot. The good news bad news effect in belief updating.
Todd Hare. The neural mechanisms of self-control in value-based choice.
Philippe Tobler. Value representations in midbrain and striatum.

Coffee break and Poster session

Mathias Pessiglione. How to resist temptation: cognitive control and episodic simulation.
Etienne Koechlin. Control, learning and exploration: human adaptive behavior and decision-making.

Lunch time and Poster session


14h30-18h30. Session: Neuro-Economics
Chairs: Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde & Mathias Pessiglione

Marie-Claire Villeval. Audience effects on two types of pro-social behavior.
Itzhak Aharon. The Neuroscience and Psychophysiology of Experience-Based Decisions.
Guillaume Hollard. Do non-strategic players really exist? Evidence from experimental games involving step reasoning

Coffee break and Poster session


Eyal Winter. Emotions, Mental Equilibrium and Mind Reading.
 Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde, Juko Ando, Chizuru Shikishima, Mitsu Okada. How deep are decision-theoretical paradoxes biologically wired?


Invited speakers

Itzhak Aharon (IDC Herzliya, Israel)
Juko Ando (Keio Twin Studios Centre, Keio University, Japan)
Thomas Boraud (CNRS Université Victor Segalen – Bordeaux 2, France)
Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde (Aix-Marseille School of Economics / Institut Jean Nicod, France)
Kenji Doya (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
Benoît Girard (CNRS Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6, France)
Kevin Gurney (University of Sheffield, UK)
Boris Gutkin (CNRS Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
Todd Hare (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Guillaume Hollard (CNRS, Economics Paris School, France)
Etienne Koechlin (CNRS Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)
Brian Lau (CRICM Paris / Columbia University, USA)
Arthur Leblois (Université Paris Descartes – Paris 5, France)
Mitsu Okada (Keio University, Japan)
Mathias Pessiglione (INSERM Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle, France)
A. David Redish (University of Minnesota, USA)
Francesca Sargolini (Université de Provence – Aix-Marseille 1, France)
Tali Sharot (Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, University College London, UK)
Chizuru Shikishima (Keio University, Japan)
Philippe Tobler (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Marie-Claire Villeval (CNRS Université Claude Bernard – Lyon 1, France)
Eyal Winter (Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Centre for the Study of Rationality, Israel)


Access maps

Lectures and posters: Amphitheatre of the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière (ICM), Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, 47 boulevard de l'hôpital – 75013 Paris (Location A on the two maps)



Social event (May 10 evening): 24th floor of Tour Zamansky, on Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) campus, 4 place Jussieu – 75005 Paris (Location B on the map)