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Michael Platt, PhD

Director, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor of Neurobiology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Business at Duke University

Michael Platt studies how we make decisions, using a combination of neural recordings, pharmacology, brain imaging, genetics, and computation, in humans, monkeys, and other animals. He received his B.A from Yale and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and did a post-doctoral fellowship at New York University. He is a winner of the Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize in the Duke University School of Medicine, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. Michael is an editor of major textbooks in neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience, and he is a former president of the Society for Neuroeconomics.