How have advances in the brain sciences informed the mind sciences, and how well has cognitive neuroscience fared and where is it going? Moderated by Marc Hauser. Speakers included Alfonoso Caramazza, Stephen Kosslyn, and Daniel Schacter
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In this talk, Nicholas Barberis, the Stephen & Camille Schramm Professor of Finance at the Yale School of Management, will discuss the role that irrational thinking and decision-making may have played in the development of the current economic downturn. Drawing on ideas from both social and cognitive psychology, he will shed light on this relatively neglected aspect of the crisis. This lecture was delivered at the Association of Yale Alumni Reunion Weekend on June 5, 2009.
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