Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

NEUROECONOMICS – DECISION MAKING AND THE BRAIN, P.W. Glimcher, C.F. Camerer, E. Fehr and R.A. Poldrack, Elsevier Academic Press, London, 2009, 538 pages, ISBN 978-0-12-374176-9

Contents:

Author Info

  • Jonas Fooken

    (School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4001 Australia)

Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    Neuroeconomics, which is both the subject and title of this book by Paul Glimcher and his collaborators, has been a vague and weakly defined term used by economists, psychologists and neuroscientists in recent years. It is now beginning to grow into a more defined field, trying to integrate economic theories of decision making, psychological insights on people’s behaviour and understanding of neural functioning in the human brain. Using synergies between those three approaches, neuroeconomics seeks to explain choice behaviour in the terms of brain processing. The main tool of this analysis has been the use of brain scan images recorded during human decision making in experiments. The brain pictures are consequently related to and interpreted in the context of revealed decisions that were taken at the time of the recording. Furthermore, the data generated on human subjects is supplemented with insights from experiments on animal behaviour, an approach with a long-lasting tradition in psychological and neuroscientific research.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://eap-journal.com/archive/v40_i1_08-bookreviews.pdf
    File Function: full text
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance in its journal Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP).

    Volume (Year): 40 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 126-128

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:eap:articl:v40:y:2010:i:1:p:126-128

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: GPO Box 2434, BRISBANE QLD 4001
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/economic-analysis-and-policy/
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eap:articl:v40:y:2010:i:1:p:126-128. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Manuela Torgler).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.