Newsletter 191: Oct 30, 2017

The Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School
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Seminars of Interest at Columbia

Monday October 30th

2:30pm to 3:45pm - IAB 1101
Economic Theory Workshop - Xingye Wu
Title Not Available

Tuesday October 31st

12:30pm to 2:00pm - Uris 332
Management Seminar - Jessica Kennedy (Vanderbilt University)
Do Women Face a Higher Ethical Bar? Exploring Discrimination in the Punishment of Ethical Violations

12:30pm to 1:45pm - Uris 307
Columbia Macro Lunch Group - Sakai Ando
Title Not Available

4:00pm to 5:30pm - Jerome Greene Science Center
Systems, Cognitive, and Computational Neuroscience Series - Aude Oliva (MIT)
Mapping the Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Recognition in the Human Brain

4:15pm to 5:45pm - 1101 IAB
Money-Macro Workshop - Jing Zhou (Columbia)
Title Not Available

Wednesday November 1st

4:15pm to 5:45pm - IAB 1101
Applied Microeconomics - Manasi Deshpande
Title Not Available

Seminars of Interest at NYU

Thursday November 2nd

12:30pm to 1:30pm - NYU Psychology Room 551
Cognition and Perception Colloquia - Mickey Goldberg (Columbia)Title Not Available

Friday November 3rd

11:00am to 12:15pm - Kaufman Management Center (44 W. 4th Street)
Stern Industrial Organization Seminar (Joint with Columbia) - Matt Shum (Cal Tech)
The Welfare Effects of Endogenous Quality Choice in Cable Television Markets (with Greg Crawford and Oleksandr Shcherbakov)

Article of the Week
Running on autopilot: Scientists find important new role for 'daydreaming' network
Researchers at the University of Cambridge recently published a study demonstrating that the brain's "default mode network" facilitates a switch to automatic processing once an individual becomes familiar with a task. While in an fMRI scanner, participants in the study played a card-matching game that required them to match a target playing card to one of four displayed cards. The cards could be matched based on color, shape, or number, but participants were not told what the matching rule was and had to figure it out themselves. During the "acquisition" phase (i.e., where participants were figuring out the rule), the "dorsal attention network" was active. During the "application" phase (i.e., after participants had figured out the matching rule and were applying it in subsequent trials), the default mode network was more active. In addition, the stronger the connection between the default mode network and areas such as the hippocampus, which is associated with memory, the faster and more accurately participants were able to complete the matching task.

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