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Back from summer school

Just got back from the University of Amsterdam’s summer school on Neuroeconomics. Very interesting stuff, which has taken away some of my reservations about using brain scans in economic research. The most interesting reference is a 2006 paper by Padoa-Schioppa & Assad, which connects monkeys’ rate of substitution between different types of rewards (drops of juice) to the firing rate of specific neurons.