Computational mechanisms of perceptual decision-making and their neural implementation

Jochen Ditterich delivered this talk on May 8, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Ditterich is an associate professor of neurobiology, physiology and behavior (NPB) at UC Davis.

Ditterich's lab is currently working on learning how the brain processes sensory information and combines it with other information in order to select what action to take next and when to take that action. The goal of their research is to provide a solid foundation for understanding human choice behavior, the neural implementation of decision mechanisms, as well as problems with decision-making in psychiatric disorders.

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The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making. This conference was co-sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change.