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About the Course

Economics, psychology, and neuroscience are converging today into a unified discipline of Neuroeconomics with the ultimate aim of creating a single, general theory of human decision-making. Neuroeconomics provides biologists, economists, psychologists and social scientists with a deeper understanding of how they make their own decisions and how others decide. Neuroscience, when allied with psychology and economics, creates powerful new models to explain why we make decisions. Neurobiological mechanisms of decision-making, decisions under risk, trust and cooperation will be central issues in this course. You will be provided with the most recent evidence from brain-imaging techniques (fMRI, TMS, etc.) and introduced to the explanatory models behind them. The course does not require any prior study of economics and neuroscience; however, it might require you to study novel interdisciplinary materials. The course provides an introduction to the methodology, assumptions, and main findings of Neuroeconomics. Our students have different backgrounds; therefore, I have adapted and simplified the course to allow all students to understand the interdisciplinary content. This course will help you to start your progress in the field of Neuroeconomics and to further develop your skills during other more advanced courses and trainings in the future. For some topics, the course will also provide supplementary videos to reveal the opinions of leading experts in the field. Each module provides optional reading material. The course structure is as follows: During each video, you will have to answer some relevant questions. Your answers will not affect your final grade. At the end of each module, you must complete a quiz consisting of 15 questions. To pass the course, you must reach a satisfactory standard in all the course modules by completing all graded quizzes and the final exam. In addition to watching video lectures and taking quizzes, you will receive an invitation to join our forum. We plan to join the discussions in the forum on a weekly basis. Welcome to Neuroeconomics World! Do you have technical problems? Write to us:

Top reviews

Feb 11, 2017

Very interesting stuff :) I couldn't wait to get started with new lessons. Would love to see a follow up course discussing more advance and complex neuroeconomics papers in the future.

Apr 11, 2018

The best Neuroscience course out there for those focused on the frontal cortex and decision science. Great use of scientific evidence to illustrate what we know and what we don't know

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By Akanksha

Jun 16, 2020

This course is really good for a beginner. It is interesting as well. It could help you to decide your career feild

By Algorithm Y

Apr 30, 2017

Really Insteresting lecture, but it is still hard to understand for people without psycology background.

By Victor R C C

Nov 17, 2015

Muy interesante y novedoso para el estudio de la microeconomia y entender el comportamiento humano

By Prompiriya P

Jul 14, 2020

Informative. Might need some update and bits of quality control here and there. But great course.

By Francisco G H

Jan 17, 2017

El tema es muy interesante, sin embargo, el maestro lo noté un poco tímido y sin dinámica.

By Maria R

Apr 3, 2016

Very good course, very bad accent:) even being Russian I could hardly understand sometimes

By Roger N P

Jan 1, 2016

This was a good introductory course that I enjoyed and found elatively easy to follow

By Annia W

Jul 1, 2020

A well put-together course, but the speaker could be a little more engaging at times


Jan 28, 2018

suitable for the beginner, very interesting. Hope can look deeper into this issue.

By Antoni B

May 5, 2018

Very interesting and useful - enhancing knowledge about ourselves.. thx!

By Arun S

Apr 9, 2018

Very good introduction to Neuroeconomics and study of decision mechanisms

By Fotini M

Dec 23, 2016

Thank you, very interesting. A bit difficult occasionally!

By K L P

Jun 8, 2020

I learned basics of the course with a number of examples.

By Shubham J

Sep 16, 2016

Provides a bird's eye view of the new growing field

By Lina M B

Jul 2, 2017

Thank you, this was a great topic to learn about

By Невесенко А А

May 15, 2018

последнее занятие бесполезное, остальные супер

By David J

Dec 10, 2015

Clearly presented and well organized material.


Sep 27, 2020

Very informative and good course. Thanks.

By Annabel L

Oct 11, 2016

A bit fast paced but overall really good!

By Johan d W

Oct 24, 2016

Excellent introduction to the subject.

By Puski T

Jun 10, 2017

was a nice course, congratulations:)

By Craig A

Aug 27, 2017

It was a bit too scientific for me

By Josette L

Nov 2, 2016

Somewhat hard to follow at times.

By Ernesto A R G

Aug 28, 2016

Challenging course for economists

By Luuk v G

Aug 7, 2016

awesome course!!