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Reyna, Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making

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Whether or not to have unprotected sex, save money or spend it, consent to surgery, take that extra dessert—risky decisions permeate our lives, sometimes with disastrous consequences. How and why risk taking occurs has important implications, yet we have many unanswered questions about what influences risky behavior. At a Chats in the Stacks book talk Mann Library in February 2014, Dr. Valerie Reyna discusses her new book, "The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making," which aims to help us understand the neural roots of bad decisions and paves the way for translation of science into practice and policy.

Dr. Reyna is professor of human development, director of the Human Neuroscience Institute in the College of Human Ecology and co-director of the Cornell MRI Facility. She is a developer of fuzzy trace theory, a model of memory, decision making, and development that is widely applied in law, medicine, and public health. Co-edited by Reyna and Cornell associate professor of psychology Vivian Zayas, "The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making" will transform the next phase of research in the field and inform policy and practice innovations that can save lives and improve health.
For more Chats in the Stacks videos from Mann Library, visit http://mannlib.cornell.edu/
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Whether or not to have unprotected sex, save money or spend it, consent to surgery, take that extra dessert—risky decisions permeate our lives, sometimes with disastrous consequences. How and why risk taking occurs has important implications, yet we have many unanswered questions about what influences risky behavior. At a Chats in the Stacks book talk Mann Library in February 2014, Dr. Valerie Reyna discusses her new book, "The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making," which aims to help us understand the neural roots of bad decisions and paves the way for translation of science into practice and policy.

Dr. Reyna is professor of human development, director of the Human Neuroscience Institute in the College of Human Ecology and co-director of the Cornell MRI Facility. She is a developer of fuzzy trace theory, a model of memory, decision making, and development that is widely applied in law, medicine, and public health. Co-edited by Reyna and Cornell associate professor of psychology Vivian Zayas, "The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making" will transform the next phase of research in the field and inform policy and practice innovations that can save lives and improve health.
For more Chats in the Stacks videos from Mann Library, visit http://mannlib.cornell.edu/ Show less

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Mann Library's Chat in the Stacks program features book talks by faculty from the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Human Ecology. Additional special lectures highlight research and perspectives on current issues as well as themes from Mann's exhibit program. Mann presents its Chats program each semester to foster the cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas on the Cornell campus and beyond.
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