The Neuroscience of Elections and Human Decision-Making
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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.
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.