How Do We Decide?
Dr. Barrett Speaks on How Do We Decide?

How do we make moral decisions? What can cognitive science and neuroscience tell us about how our brain makes moral choices and where our moral reasoning comes from? Does our understanding of morality require a faith perspective?

We examined these questions in a conversation started by a dialog between two highly respected scientists:

- Dr. Antonio Rangel, Professor of Neuroscience, Behavioral Biology and Economics at Caltech.

- Dr. Justin L. Barrett, one of the pioneers of the field of the cognitive science of religion.

DATE: November 3rd, 2017, from 6-8:30PM

LOCATION: Dabney Hall at Caltech 

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Dr. Antonio Rangel is the Bing Professor of Neuroscience, Behavioral Biology and Economics at the California Institute of Technology and leads the Neuroeconomics Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford from 1998 to 2006. (source: caltech.edu)

Dr. Justin L. Barrett, is a cognitive scientist and Director of the Thrive Center for Human Development, Thrive Professor of Developmental Science, and Professor of Psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. He previously held a post as senior researcher of the Centre for Anthropology and Mind and The Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University and is one of the forefront researchers known for his work in the cognitive science of religion.
(source: wikipedia.com)


This event will begin with dinner and some time to meet others interested in the topic. Then our conversation will be kicked off with a talk by a dialog between our distinguished speakers and a short Q&A. And finally we will gather in groups of 8-10 to share our perspectives on the talk and the issue.