課程資訊
課程名稱
神經經濟學專題
Topics in Neuroeconomics 
開課學期
108-2 
授課對象
社會科學院  經濟學系  
授課教師
黃貞穎 
課號
ECON5077 
課程識別碼
323 U8100 
班次
 
學分
2.0 
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期四3,4(10:20~12:10) 
上課地點
社科403 
備註
10:30-12:10上課(第3節不下課)。與葉俊毅合授
限學士班三年級以上 或 限碩士班以上
總人數上限:60人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1082ECON5077_ 
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課程概述

此課程請另外連結NTU COOL:https://cool.ntu.edu.tw/courses/1130

This is a topics course on neuroeconomics. According to the Wikipedia, “neuroeconomics combines neuroscience, economics, and psychology to study how people make decisions. It looks at the role of the brain when we evaluate decisions, categorize risks and rewards, and interact with each other.” Together we will read a set of papers which would serve as an introduction to some of the fun themes in the field. 

課程目標
Our goal is that each of us will get a rough feel about what is going on in the field and be able to ask an interesting research question. Since it is a topics course, we would hope students won’t hesitate to speak up. Understanding a paper is the first step. Being able to criticize scientifically may be the next. The third big step is to become so motivated to start your own research. That is where you get the most fun, but unfortunately, you may have to go through the previous two steps of laboring before arriving there. 
課程要求
Each week we will be discussing a particular topic. For that topic, there will be one paper which we will focus on. A group of students will make a presentation about that paper.

In your presentation you should discuss clearly the research question asked, the experimental design (and the model if there is one), the result, whether you are convinced with the interpretation of the result in the paper, whether you will run the experiment differently and whatever interests, excites or confuses you when you read the paper. You are required to propose a new experiment based on what you have learned. The thought could be very rough, but this should push you to think deeper. Please be aware that some papers are very short (especially the papers in magazines such as Nature, Science or PNAS), but they could have a very long supporting material. You need to read the supporting materials carefully too, in order to have a solid understanding. You are required to talk to the course TA responsible for the paper that week to make sure your understanding.

Each year we have a different focus. This year we will read about time. In particular, we want to understand time discounting and time perception. The big question we have in mind is are they similar? The papers include human fMRI experiments, human behavioral experiments, animal experiments (on monkeys and mice), just a little bit of theory and three review papers. You may ask why we care about animal behaviors or animal neural activities as economists? The official answer is if we know better the animal behaviors, we know which of our preferences are evolutionary and which are culturally transmitted. Moreover, experiments on animals are real compared with human experiments over hypothetical outcomes or with small stakes. And lastly the cruel truth is there are some physiology experiments that can be run on animals but are not possible on humans. If you still want the under-the-table answer: Well, these papers are just so fun that we will enjoy reading!  
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