EPS Workshop: Decision-Making in Voluntary Action

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
April 19rd-20th, 2021

Decision-Making in Voluntary Action

WE'RE BACK! New dates: 19th-20th April 2021

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 be virtually hosted by the University College London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience on 19th-20th April 2021 Register to get a zoom link!

Attendees are invited to give a minitalk or 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 Wednesday March 17th.

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

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.