MOB Seminar Series: Torben Larsen, SDU, Odense

Title: Homo Neuroeconomicus: A Review of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Game Trials on Economic Choice

2017.11.10 | Bodil Krog

Date Thu 30 Nov
Time 12:00 13:00
Location Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, building 2632(L), room 242

Presenter: Torben Larsen, SDU, Odense and Aarhus University cand.oecon. alumnus

Title (and link to paper): Homo Neuroeconomicus: A Review of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Game Trials on Economic Choice

Abstract: This paper discusses the development of a neuroeconomic model of decision-making (DM). The method used was a review of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of game trials on economic choice. Key centers in economic DM are Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex, Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, Frontopolar Cortex, Orbitofrontal Cortex, Anterior Cingulate Cortex, Amygdala and Ventral Tegmentum. The interaction of these centers determines individual risk-preference (NeM). The validity of NeM is consolidated by lesion-studies. NeM shows that relaxation exercises are complementary to physical fitness in the maintenance of mental health. Further, NeM explains the effect of “Early home-supported discharge” and how chess games support the learning of mathematics.

Torben Larsen received an MSc in Economics from Aarhus University and a Degree in Strategic Management from University of Maryland / Tietgenskolen, Denmark. Torben Larsen has broad experience in regional planning of healthcare with Academic Awards from Association of Hospital Managers in Norway, the Lundbeck Foundation in Denmark and MIE96. He is a former Chief Consultant in Apple's Healthcare Research at University of Southern Denmark. This included leadership of an EU-sponsored research project in Integrated Homecare. He has been involved with various courses and conferences and has written research papers in neuroeconomics, meditation and biofeedback.

Organizer: Alexander Koch

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