Scheduling and Information for participants

Information for presenters


There will be three parallel talk sessions, consisting of strict 30 minute slots for each talk (22 min. talk + 8 min. for discussion).  These time limits will be strictly enforced so that participants can switch sessions to hear specific talks. Each session will have a dedicated laptop (running Windows 7 and containing PowerPoint and Acrobat Reader) that speakers can use to connect to the projector. Speakers would also be able to connect their own machines to the projector using a VGA cable. If their laptops require any other connector (HDMI, Display port, etc), the speakers are required to bring their own adapter to a VGA connector.


Posters should be A1 in size (preferably in portrait format). Poster boards will be set up in the Rosalind Franklin Room. Material to attach your poster will be provided. On the day of your presentation please put up your poster by 10:30 and remove it after the last session of the day. Presenters should stand by their posters during their allotted session.


The Full Programme (PDF, 5,660kB) is available to dowload.  All participants will be given a copy upon arrival.

The Schedule at a glance (PDF, 817kB) is available for download.

The Poster Schedule (PDF, 201kB) is available to download.

Tuesday 9 September
TimeRosalind Franklin RoomFrancis Crick RoomJames Watson
09:00 Registration opens    
10:30 Welcome Remarks    
10:45 Keynote speaker: Gerd Gigerenzer    
11:45 - 12:00 Coffee break    
12:00 Adam Sanborn
Decision making with ordered discrete responses
Rong Guo
Amygdala activity correlates with the transition from saliency-based to reward-based choices
John Cook
Rational irrationality: modeling climate change belief polarization using Bayesian networks
12:30 Gilles Dutilh
The adaptive shifts of decision strategies
Nishantha Malalasekera
Neuronal correlates of value based decision making differ with information gathering strategies
Joanna M. Burch-Brown
Diversification, risk and climate change: Towards a principled guide to portfolio optimisation in climate investment
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch    
14:15 Luana Nunes
Ethological decision making with non-stationary inputs using MSPRT-based mechanisms
Leonardo Weiss-Cohen
Incorporating conflicting descriptions into decisions from experience
Jan K. Woike
Pyrrhic victories in public-goods games: when relative comparisons matter more than absolute payoffs
14:45 Gaurav Malhotra
Changing decision criteria in rapid & slow decisions: do people behave optimally?
Jack Stecher
Description and Experience Based Decision Making: An Experimental and Structural Estimation Approach to the Description-Experience Gap
Andrea Isoni
Preference and Belief Imprecision in Games
15:15 Rani Moran
The Collapsing Confidence Boundary Model: A Unified Theory of Decision, Confidence, and Response-Latencies
Thomas Hills
Choice-Rich Environments Induce Risk-Taking and Reduce Choice Deferral
Liam Pollock
Reduced uncertainty improves children’s coordination, but not cooperation
15:45 Petroc Sumner
Competitive accumulator models explain why there is often no correlation between error and RT measures of inhibitory control
Janine Christin Hoffart
The Influence of Sample Size on Decisions from Experience
Philip Newall
Failing to Invest by the Numbers
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee break    
16:45 - 17:30 New Perspectives: Eric-Jan Wagenmakers    
20:00 - 22:30 Conference Dinner, Wills Memorial Building    
Wednesday 10 September
TimeRosalind Franklin RoomFrancis Crick RoomJames Watson
09:00 Keynote speaker: Jeff Schall    
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break    
10:30 Eugene McSorley
Dissociation between the impact of evidence on eye movement target choice and confidence judgements
Neil Bramley
Acting informatively - How people learn causal structure from interventions
Florian Artinger
Risk preferences in context
11:00 Andreas Jarvstad
The neural substrate of eye-movement control: Inhibition, selection and choice
Hrvoje Stojic
Function learning while making decisions
Andrea Polonioli
Stanovich's challenge to the "adaptive rationality" project: an assessment
11:30 Aline Bompas
A unified framework for speeded saccadic and manual decisions
Alice Mason
Chance based uncertainty of reward improves long-term memory
Ganna Pogrebna
Ambiguity attitude in coordination problems
12:00 Philip Pärnamets
Eye gaze reflects and causes moral choice
Tim Fawcett
'Irrational' behaviour can arise from decision rules adapted to complex environments
David Kelsey
Ambiguity in Coordination Games
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch    
14:00 Jiaxiang Zhang
Decision-making deficits in neurodegenerative diseases
Gordon D. A. Brown
Relative Rank Theory
Ullrich Ecker
The Effects of Misinformation on Reasoning and Decision Making
14:30 Encarni Marcos
The variance of neuronal activity in dorsal premotor area predicts behavioral performance: The modulation of behavior and neural activity by trial history
Tatiana Kornienko
Nature's Measuring Tape: A Cognitive Basis for Adaptive Utility
Sudeep Bhatia
Naturalistic Multi-Attribute Choice
15:00 Gilles de Hollander
Large Cortical Networks in a Small Nucleus: a 7T fMRI Study on Limbic, Cognitive and Associative Subparts in The Subthalamic Nucleus During Decision-making
Sarah Smith
Is financial risk attitude entirely relative?
Julia Brettschneider
Decision-making in adjuvant cancer treatment choices based on complex information, including genomic recurrence risk scores
15:30 - 16:45 Poster session 1 (coffee available)    
16:45 - 17:30 New Perspectives: Nick Chater    
Thursday 11 September
TimeRosalind Franklin RoomFrancis Crick RoomJames Watson
09:00 Keynote speaker: Tom Griffths    
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break    
10:30 Bradley C. Love
Optimal Teaching with Limited-Capacity Decision Makers
Shenghua Luan
Threshold-based Inference
Christophe Tandonnet
Decision making and response implementation: the missing link to constrain models
11:00 Adnane Ez-zizi
Learning to solve working memory tasks
Konstantinos Tsetsos
The value of economic irrationality: why and when being irrational is advantageous
Valerio Biscione
Rate Domain Distributions in Simple Reaction Time Task
11:30 Carolina Feher da Silva
A Simple Method to Characterize the Exploration-Exploitation Trade-Off in Binary Decision Making
Perke Jacobs
A Competitive Test of Satisficing Heuristics in Choice From Serially Dependent Sequences
Angelo Pirrone
Evolutionary and computational considerations on the Drift Diffusion Model
12:00 John Grogan
Dopamine affects encoding and retrieval of positive and negative reinforcement learning
Paula Parpart
Heuristics as a special case of Bayesian inference
Takao Noguchi
The Dynamics of Evidence Accumulation and Choice
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch    
14:00 Timothy Mullett
Visual attention in choice: Do individuals pay more attention to more important information?
Elliot Ludvig
Big, fast, and memorable: Increased gambling in risky decisions from experience
Claire Hales
Validation of the diffusion model for investigating the decision making processes underlying cognitive affective bias in rodents.
14:30 Rosie Clark
The effect of spatial probability and reward on response time
Lukasz Walasek
Loss aversion is a property of the experimental design, not the participant
Pete Trimmer
Optimal moods in behavioural models
15:00 Luigi Acerbi
A matter of uncertainty: Optimality and sub-optimality in sensorimotor learning
David Ronayne
Multi-Attribute Decision-by-Sampling
Carolina Doran
Economical decision making by Temnothorax albipennis ant colonies.
15:30 - 16:45 Poster Session 2 (coffee available)    
16:45 - 17:30 New Perspectives: Daniel Wolpert    
17:30 - 19:30 Drinks reception and At-Bristol exhibits    
Friday 12 September
TimeRosalind Franklin RoomFrancis Crick RoomJames Watson
09:00 Keynote speaker: Antonio Rangel    
10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break    
10:15 Daniel A. Braun
Ellsberg's paradox in sensorimotor learning
  Russell Golman
Polya's Bees: A Model of Decentralized Decision Making
10:45 A. Aldo Faisal
A learning rule for optimal feedback control that predicts continuous action selection in complex motor tasks
  Peter S. Riefer
Coordination in large groups: What would we do if zombies attack?
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break    
11:30 Rafal Bogacz
To act or not to act: Learning the value of not acting
Andrew Howes
Computationally Rational Decision Making
Dan Bang
Confidence matching in social interaction
12:00 M.C. Keuken
The role of the subthalamic nucleus in multiple alternative perceptual decision-making revealed by 7T structural and functional MRI
Laurence Hunt
Sub-optimal information search strategies during multi-attribute choice
Rebecca Floyd
Better Together - Understanding Collaborative Decision Making
12:30 Nathan Lepora
Perceptual decision making in robotics and neuroscience
George Farmer
The attraction effect is rational given uncertainty in expected value calculation
Karsten Olsen
Keeping track of others' choices: Predicting changes in the perceptual decisions and decision confidence of other individuals
13:00-13:15 Closing remarks