Decision Making, Neuro-economics, Mirror Neurons, Free Will

Mirror Neurons

  • Youtube introduction to Mirror Neurons.

    Review and Original Literature Readings for discussion on December 20.

    Mirror Neurons

  • Buccino, Binkofski and Riggio (2004) The mirror neuron system and action recognition, Brain and Language 89 (2004) 370-376.
  • Erhan Oztop, Mitsuo Kawato, Michael A. Arbib (2013) Mirror neurons: Functions, mechanisms and models. Neuroscience Letters 540: 43-55.

    Decision Making, Neuro-economics

  • Platt, M.L. and Glimcher, P.W. (1999) Neural correlates of decision variables in parietal cortex. Nature. 400: 233-238.
  • Glimcher, P.W. (2002) Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Choosing a Neurobiological Theory of Choice. Neuron. 36: 323-332.
  • Padoa-Schioppa C1, Assad JA (2006) Neurons in the orbitofrontal cortex encode economic value. Nature. 441(7090):223-6. Epub 2006 Apr 23.

    Free will

  • Itzhak Fried, Roy Mukame, and Gabriel Kreiman (2010). Internally Generated Preactivation of Single Neurons in Human Medial Frontal Cortex Predicts Volition. Neuron 69:548-562.
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    Optional Readings

  • Glimcher, P.W. (2008).The Neurobiology of Individual Decision Making, Dualism, and Legal Accountability. In: Engel, C., and Singer,W. (eds.) Better Than Conscious? Implications for Performance and Institutional Analysis. Strungmann Forum Report 1. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Kable, J.W. and Glimcher, P.W. (2009). The Neurobiology of Decision: Consensus and Controversy. Neuron. 63(6): 733-745.