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According to the Society for Neuroeconomics, a first handbook of neuroeconomics will be published this year: all the major researchers will be there. Can't wait !

The first handbook of Neuroeconomics is being published by Elsevier Academic Press in association with the Society for Neuroeconomics, to be released in September 2008
The first handbook of Neuroeconomics, entitled Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain, is being published by Elsevier Academic Press in association with the Society for Neuroeconomics for release in September 2008! Edited by Society for Neuroeconomics board members Paul Glimcher, Colin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, and Russell Poldrack, the book represents the first comprehensive survey of this growing field and should serve as both a permanent reference work and a textbook appropriate for use at the graduate level. The volume begins with a brief history of the field written by the editors and then presents 33 chapters divided into 5 major sections. These five sections are: Neoclassical economic approaches to the brain, Behavioral economics and the brain, Social decision-making neuroeconomics and emotion, Understanding valuation - learning values, and The neural mechanisms of choice. Each section begins with an overview chapter authored by a major scholar, and the book concludes with a similarly authored conclusion. The Nobel laureate Vernon Smith provides the first of these overviews followed by overviews from Douglas Bernheim, Antonio Damasio, Wolfram Schultz and Randy Gallistel with a conclusion by Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman. The book provides a historically rich exposition in each of its chapters and places a strong emphasis on describing both the accomplishments and controversies in the field. A clear explanatory style characterizes all chapters which seek to make core issues in economics, psychology and neuroscience accessible to scholars from all disciples. This volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in Neuroeconomics in particular or Decision-Making in general.


Anibal said...

Historic!, i cannot wait too.
Many of us have recieved the legacy of past thinkers when they bring about new areas of knowledge, disciplines, sciences... having the opportunity to be a direct wittnes of a nascent field with its controversies, breakthroughs etc.
is chilling!.