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Introduction to Neuroeconomics

How the Brain Makes Decisions

Economics, psychology, and neuroscience are converging today into a unified discipline of Neuroeconomics with the ultimate aim of creating a single, general theory of human decision-making. Neuroeconomics provides biologists, economists, psychologists and social scientists with a deeper understanding of how they make their own decisions and how others decide. Neuroscience, when allied with psychology and economics, creates powerful new models to explain why we make decisions. Neurobiological mechanisms of decision-making, decisions under risk, trust and cooperation will be central issues in this course. You will be provided with the most recent evidence from brain-imaging techniques (fMRI, TMS, etc.) and introduced to the explanatory models behind them. The course does not require any prior study of economics and neuroscience; however, it might require you to study novel interdisciplinary materials. The course provides an introduction to the methodology, assumptions, and main findings of Neuroeconomics. Our students have different backgrounds; therefore, I have adapted and simplified the course to allow all students to understand the interdisciplinary content. This course will help you to start your progress in the field of Neuroeconomics and to further develop your skills during other more advanced courses and trainings in the future. For some topics, the course will also provide supplementary videos to reveal the opinions of leading experts in the field. Each module provides optional reading material. The course structure is as follows: During each video, you will have to answer some relevant questions. Your answers will not affect your final grade. At the end of each module, you must complete a quiz consisting of 15 questions. To pass the course, you must reach a satisfactory standard in all the course modules by completing all graded quizzes and the final exam. In addition to watching video lectures and taking quizzes, you will receive an invitation to join our forum. We plan to join the discussions in the forum on a weekly basis. Welcome to Neuroeconomics World!

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Rating 4.6 based on 238 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 9 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Apr 29 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Higher School of Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics via Coursera
Instructor Vasily Klucharev
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Business
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Biology Economics Basic Science

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The topic is really fascinating and its cross-disciplinary approach to decision making really worth exploring: there is a lot to learn from neuroeconomical experiments whether you already have a background in economics or in psychology, and prof Klucharev presents plenty of them.

The way it explains our behavior during decision making, perception and related processes through neurological basis is remarkable.

Gave basic understanding of decision making.

Especially the final quiz (30 questions) makes it apparent whether you've really learned the material or not.I strongly recommend this course for anyone interested in decision making.

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Very good introduction to Neuroeconomics and study of decision mechanisms I really enjoyed this course.

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Rating 4.6 based on 238 ratings
Length 10 weeks
Effort 9 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Apr 29 (4 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Higher School of Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics via Coursera
Instructor Vasily Klucharev
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Business
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Biology Economics Basic Science

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