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The Neuroscience of Elections and Human Decision-Making

The Neuroscience of Elections and Human Decision-Making

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New York University, Woolworth Building

Presented By

Presented by the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Science & the City, and the Psychology Section


On November 4, 2008, which will influence your vote more: practical thinking or emotion? In the run-up to Election Day, a panel of prominent NYU scientists discuss new research that unlocks the nature of human decision-making, particularly as it affects the kinds of important political decisions to be made this fall.

Featured panelists:

Elizabeth Phelps, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, NYU, works on understanding how emotion's impact on learning and memory can influence our actions outside of the laboratory;

David Amodio, Assistant Professor, NYU Department of Psychology, conducts brain research on how liberals and conservatives may handle mental conflict differently;

John Jost, Professor of Psychology, NYU, explores the psychological basis of political ideology;

Arthur R. Miller, distinguished legal scholar and NYU University Professor, School of Law and SCPS, will moderate the discussion.

Cutting-Edge Science at NYU, A Public Program Series
Join the New York University School of Continuing & Professional Studies, the Office of the Dean of Sciences at NYU, the NYAS Division of Psychology, and Science & the City, a program of the New York Academy of Sciences, for a new public lecture series highlighting contemporary issues in science and the most exciting new research from NYU faculty.