Soyoung Park (Berlin)

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Bonn-Melbourne Seminar Series in Decision Making and Computational Psychiatry

Body-Brain Interaction Shaping Human Choice

Soyoung Park

Charite╠ü - Universita╠łtsmedizin Berlin and German Institute of Human Nutrition, Berlin, Germany.


What drives us to trust someone we just met? Did we eat spaghetti for lunch because we saw our colleague eat spaghetti? Do we become happier when we are nicer to our neighbors? How is our breakfast linked to our social interactions throughout the day? Research from different disciplines such as economics, psychology and neuroscience have attempted to investigate the motives and modulators of human decision making. Our decisions can be flexibly modulated by the different experiences we have in our daily lives. These modulations can occur through our social networks, through the impact of our own behavior on the social environment, but also simply by the food we have eaten. Here, I will present a series of recent studies from my lab in which we shed light on the psychological, neural and metabolic motives and modulators of human decision making.

Thursday, 1 December 2022, 9:00 am CET / 7:00 pm AEDT

About the series:
The Bonn-Melbourne Seminar Series in Decision Making and Computational Psychiatry is part of the joint doctoral training and research collaboration at the intersection of decision neuroscience and computational psychiatry between the University of Bonn (spokesperson: Ulrich Ettinger) and the University of Melbourne (spokesperson: Carsten Murawski).

The online seminars take place on Thursdays at 9:00 am (CEST)/6 pm (AEDT). Talks are 45 minutes long plus 15 minutes for questions and discussion. The target audience consists of students, PhD students, postdocs and researchers from both Bonn and Melbourne who have an interest in decision-making and computational psychiatry research.

More information about the seminar series is available here:

If you wish to take part, please feel free to contact us!