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  • n. A combination of neuroscience, economics and psychology used to study the decision-making process.


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  • (and consequently the study of the brain's choice-making is sometimes called neuroeconomics).

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  • I dislike the term neuroeconomics for the same reason.

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  • These findings are part of a growing field called neuroeconomics, which combines neuroscience, economics, and psychology to study how people make financial decisions.

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  • 'neuroeconomics' - the creation and use of data on brain processes to suggest new underpinnings for economic theories, which explain how much people save, why there are strikes, why the stock market fluctuates, the nature of consumer confidence and its effect on the economy, and so on.

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  • This is an example of a new scientific field known as "neuroeconomics", which trys to figure out why people trust each other, when economic theory says they won't.

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  • What do you make of the current trend toward combining neuroscience with other disciplines — like "neuroeconomics"?

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  • Their deeper point is that emerging fields of study such as neuroeconomics, economic psychology, behavioral economics, and experimental economics have "driven back the orthodoxy that economics could best be studied by purely mathematical and theoretical models."

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  • John Gowdy, an economist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, noted that "neuroeconomics" is challenging the conventional economics view of humans as "utility maximizers" who make choices based on self-interest and reason.

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  • The study of dopamine and how it affects you when making financial decisions is the product of a new science called "neuroeconomics". Headlines

  • Dr. Love studes "neuroeconomics" and has discovered that social media, especially fast-moving streams like Twitter, flood our brains with oxytocin, the "hug hormone" that makes us feel empathy and, more important, makes us feel good.

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  • Philosophy's Other: 'After having operated as a separate science for decades, economics is now opening up its boundaries to other disciplines. One such discipline is cognitive neuroscience. The nascent field of neuroeconomics is a booming business. Worldwide, more than a dozen of new Centers for Neuroeconomics Studies equipped with high tech brain scanners have been founded within the past few years. Several papers on neuroeconomics already found their way into prestigious academic journals such as Science and Nature. At the same time neuroeconomics meets resistance among economists... Many economists and methodologists are skeptical about the contribution neuroeconomics can make to economics.'

    October 8, 2008