Recommended Readings: Paul W. Glimcher, Ph.D. Oct. 2, 2009

Friday Lecture Series

The Neurobiology of Decision-making

Paul W. Glimcher, Ph.D.,

Professor of  neural science, economics and psychology

New York University, Center of Neuroeconomics

October 2, 2009

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Articles:

Bayer, H. M., and P. W. Glimcher. 2005. Midbrain dopamine neurons encode a quantitative reward prediction error signal. Neuron 47,(1): 129-141

Dorris, M. C., and P. W. Glimcher. 2004. Activity in posterior parietal cortex is correlated with the relative subjective desirability of action. Neuron 44 (2): 365-378

Glimcher, P. W. 2008. Understanding risk: A guide for the perplexed. Cognitive,  Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience 8 (4): 348-354

Glimcher, P. W., and A. Rustichini. 2004. Neuroeconomics: The consilience of brain and decision. Science 306(5695): 447-452

Kable, J. W., and P. W. Glimcher. 2007. The neural correlates of subjective value during intertemporal choice. Nature neuroscience 10 (12): 1625-1633

Recommended Readings: Richard Leakey, Ph. D.; September 25, 2009

Friday Lecture Series

Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture

Richard E. Leakey, Professor

Stony Brook University; chairman, Wildlife Direct

September 25, 2009

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Articles:

Brown, B., A. Walker, C. V. Ward, and R. E. Leakey. 1993. New australopithecus boisei calvaria from east Lake Turkana, Kenya. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 91, (2): 137-159.

Brown, F., J. Harris, R. Leakey, and A. Walker. 1985. Early homo erectus skeleton from west Lake Turkana, Kenya. Nature 316, (6031): 788-792.

Harris, J. M., F. H. Brown, M. G. Leakey, A. C. Walker, and R. E. Leakey. 1988. Pliocene and pleistocene hominid-bearing sites from west of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Science 239, (4835): 27-33.

Leakey, R. E., and M. G. Leakey. 1986. A new miocene hominoid from Kenya. Nature 324, (6093): 143-146.

Walker, A., M. R. Zimmerman, and R. E. F. Leakey. 1982. A possible case of hypervitaminosis A in homo erectus. Nature 296, (5854): 248-250.

Recommended Books:

Leakey, Richard.   Wildlife wars: my battle to save Kenya’s elephants.   Pan Books.  2002

Leakey, Richard and Roger Lewin.  Origins: the emergence and evolution of our species and its possible future.  Penguin Books.  1991

Walker, Alan and Richard Leakey (eds).  The Nariokotome Homo erectus skeleton.  Springer. 1993

Leakey, Richard and Roger Lewin. The sixth extinction: patters of life and the future of humankind.  Anchor. 1996.

Leakey, Richard.  The origin of humankind.  Orion Publishing Group. 1994.

Leakey, Richard.  Origins reconsidered: in search of what makes us human.  Anchor.  1993.