How We Decide: Impulse Buys & Emotional Ties

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How We Decide: Impulse Buys & Emotional Ties

November 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join The Franklin Institute and leading experts from the Greater Philadelphia area for a series of six conversations neuroscience and society. These informative and engaging conversations will help you understand how the adolescent brain develops, how stress and our emotions influence decision-making, how addiction affects the brain, and more.



We make decisions every day, from choosing what to wear to larger, life-changing decisions like deciding where to live. In a world filled with choices, how do we decide? How do stress and our emotions influence decision-making? University of Pennsylvania scientists studying psychology, economics, and neuroscience will help us learn how our brains make choices and how advertisers take advantage of science to influence our purchasing decisions.

$15.00 Non-Members

$10.00 for Members


Martha Farah, Ph.D.

Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences and Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania

Joseph Kable, Ph.D.

Baird Term Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania 



November 25, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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