EPS Workshop: Decision-Making in Voluntary Action

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
April 23rd-24th, 2020

Decision-Making in Voluntary Action

Voluntary agents are capable of meaningfully interacting with the environment to achieve their goals. Such ability crucially depends on the integration of endogenous intentions and desires with processing information and making decisions about the environment in which an agent dwells.

The aim of this two-day meeting is to bring together researchers from the fields of voluntary action control and decision-making to achieve a better understanding of how low-level perceptual decisions and higher-order intentional control processes interact in daily-life voluntary actions. The talks will cover a variety of topics, including the neural mechanisms underlying voluntary speed-accuracy trade-off regulation, disorders of voluntary action, the factors driving exploitatory vs exploratory behaviour and the neural mechanisms mediating the interaction between low-level perceptual processes and higher-order intentions. We hope that this workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers to share new ideas and perspectives across these domains, and to inspire new directions in how we think about voluntary action as the ability to endogenously regulate decision-making processes.

The workshop will take place at the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, on Thursday April 23rd and Friday April 24th.

Attendees are invited to give a poster presentation on some of their research related to the workshop's theme. To apply, please visit our application page. Applications will be considered up until midnight on Tuesday March 31st.

Speakers ● Dr Redmond O’Connell (Trinity College, Dublin) ● Dr Birte Forstmann (Amsterdam University) ● Dr David Thura (Aix-Marseille University) ● Dr Annika Boldt (UCL) ● Dr Paula Banca (Cambridge University) ● Dr Nima Khalighinejad (Oxford University) ● Dr Eoin Travers (UCL) ● Dr Elisabet Parés-Pujolràs (UCL) ●

Organisers ● Dr Elisabet Parés-Pujolràs (UCL) ● Dr Eoin Travers (UCL) ●

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers at decision.action.workshop@gmail.com.