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13th Düsseldorf Symposium on Decision Neuroscience


Please find the programme below:

Unravelling proximate, ultimate, and comparative analyses of decision making
Alex Kacelnik, Department of Biology and Pembroke College, Oxford University, UK

Geometric principles of embodied decision making
Iain Couzin, Department of Collective Behaviour, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour. Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour & Department of Biology, University of Konstanz, D

Prosocial learning and motivation
Patricia Lockwood, Centre for Human Brain Health and Institute for Mental Health, University of Birmingham, UK

Why birds are smart
Onur Güntürkün , Biopsychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum, D

"The symposium will be a hybrid event, the venue for in-person attendance is Haus der Universität, Schadowplatz 14, 40212 Düsseldorf. You will receive the link for virtual participation after successful registration.

Participation is free of charge, as always, but we ask everyone wishing to attend to register for the meeting. To do so, click on http://tinyurl.com/DSDN2024 and enter all requested information. The registration is binding, but can be cancelled up to two weeks before the symposium. If you have any questions, please send us an email to

You can find all up-to-date information on our website: https://www.psychologie.hhu.de/en/arbeitsgruppen/vergleichende-psychologie/dsdn-2024"


Comparative Psychology - Institute of Experimental Psychology
Ort: Haus der Universität & Online