Discussion "Informed or Influenced? The Art of Decision-Making" (video)

Date: 
12th June 2018

This was a panel discussion during the 'Riga StratCom Dialogue 2018.' Watch the video recording here.

This session will engage with the key issues surrounding human decision-making, from politics, to questions of identity, to capitalism. The panel will enable a conversation between many different disciplines: neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. We will consider how human decision-making has evolved. How do sense perceptions and experience form judgments that lead to a decision? What role do emotions play in all this? And finally, how have social and political shift and technological innovation impacted these cognitive processes?

Moderator: Mr Alex Aiken (Executive Director of Government Communication, Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office Communications)
Speakers: Mr Gilan Gork (Founder, Influence Institute), Dr Michael Platt (James S. Riepe University Proffesor, University of Pensylvania), Prof Jan Engelmann (Associate Professor of Neuroeconomics, University of Amsterdam)