Feb 12, 2017
Very interesting stuff :) I couldn't wait to get started with new lessons. Would love to see a follow up course discussing more advance and complex neuroeconomics papers in the future.
Apr 12, 2018
The best Neuroscience course out there for those focused on the frontal cortex and decision science. Great use of scientific evidence to illustrate what we know and what we don't know
by Lia Q F•
Aug 09, 2019
My background is in Economics and I was looking for ways in which Neurosciences could inform Economics. What I liked most was to get to know some studies in which different decisions are made when specific parts of the brain are deactivated or hormone levels interfered. Additionally, it was very nice to recall some of the insights biology and evolutionary theories have to offer when attempting to understand human behavior, alone and in groups. Finally, I really enjoyed some of the discussions with experts at the end of each week - I got to know the current state of the art of well-selected topics.
What I disliked was the disproportion between the number of hours and content, although I am not sure whether some of it could be skipped... There were several applications to economic settings (let's say these imply decisions where utility or value is at stake), namely self-control, risk-taking, loss aversion, competition vs cooperation, but I would have liked there to be some recap classes highlighting the direct connection between the brain area / neural phenomenon and the observed behavior. The Professor could also show more enthusiasm (facial expressions, voice) since the course is many hours long.
Still, the content of the course was nice and covered several insights from the span of disciplines in Neuroeconomics. My impression is that the bridging of disciplines is still very young but has a lot of potential. Good job!
by AO G•
Mar 17, 2018
I really enjoyed this course. It provided a nice description of the field. The professor did a great job of presenting the information. He made use of primary source graphs and materials, and even had guest lecturers who are well known in the field. Coming from a neuroscience background I thought it was just a bit simplistic, but not overly, and was a great intro to the field. Just what I was looking for. Personally, I would have liked a bit more depth into some of the data, but I also understand that people with different background may have found that confusing. Overall, I would suggest this class.
by Panasenko M•
Jun 08, 2020
Thank you so much!
The course was usefull to consolidate my profane knowledge form popular science books, and I've achieved my goal.
Yet, there is a point I'd like to draw attention to.
The feedback on the essays, got from other students, is actually poor. To my view, this could be much more productive to have option to pay certain amount of money and to get feedback from some HSE official. It may motivate students to write smth more substantial.
by Zita R•
Apr 16, 2019
The course was very interesting, and I keep referring to what I have learned. Yet, it seemed to be too specialized. I could easily follow with a neuroscience PhD in my pocket but I don't think others have this luxory although the topic might interest them. The exercises required too much theoretical knowledge, which didn't help to get a better understanding of the topic. I would love to see a "Neuroeconomics light" in the future.
by Siddharth S•
Jan 23, 2017
I found it to be a good starter course for the field, requiring no previous knowledge of the subject. Some of the matter, though, was overly repetitive, and the closed captions are very inaccurate.
Overall, I recommend this course as a basic insight into the field, the material is interesting and well-structured and it was fun to learn about this one specific aspect of neuroscience in detail.
by Arthur A V L•
Nov 25, 2016
This course leaned more on the theoretical side and less on the practical. Expect more neurologic research techniques and less real world applications. Which is OK. Very insightful. Tests could be a little more challenging. More interaction would be appreciate. An abrupt ending. Still a wide scope and easy to follow.
by Pablo S M F•
Jun 29, 2017
Very good course with a moderate difficulty for people with a psychological or neuroscientific background. Like every course, it has some lectures that you'll love and others that maybe are a little bit repetitive. I really recommend this course for everyone who is starting in the field of decision making.
by Mandy A•
Aug 30, 2017
This was such an interesting course! The material was dense and challenging, but explained in a way a regular person (like me) could understand. I learned a lot and want to explore further--will look for more courses on this subject.
by Taylor L•
Oct 06, 2016
Solid content and a great foundation of different schools of thought on the topic. Interesting brain science that is fairly accessible even from someone who doesn't know much about the topic. Some lessons can be difficult to follow.
by Joslyn L•
Nov 06, 2015
Very interesting, and a well-paced overview. The course could be improved slightly by having another person even more fluent in English copy edit the quizzes. The wording is sometimes confusing and there are numerous typos.
by Juan F•
Jun 28, 2018
Highly recommended. Covers all basic topics for an introductory course supported by scientific experiments and guest lectures are a plus. As an improvement to the course, I suggest that slides should be more informative.
by Awss Z•
Dec 06, 2015
Great speaker. Knowledgable and has a good way of presenting his information. I suggest that he adds objectives to every week's material as it can be confusing at times what we are exactly expected to learn.
by Bugra M Y•
Mar 03, 2020
A very good introduction to Neuroeconomics. The basic topics are touched together with the most well-known studies in the field. I want to thank the teacher/proffessor for the organization of the course.
by Giorgio G•
Aug 09, 2017
really interesting. I didn't know anything about neuroeconomics and it gave me the foundation of the topic. Don't expect too much in terms of behavioural economy as it only incidentally touches the area
by Miguel A R H•
Feb 24, 2017
Good course but it is quite long, it doesn't seem like an "introduction" at all. If you are interested you will need to invest a good amount of time but overall the course is worth it.
Jul 12, 2017
Overall, a good course with good content and lively lectures. The transcript notes are apparently automated and come out in a rather poor quality. Sure that's an easy fix.
by Ricardo T F•
Sep 12, 2017
interesting material but a bit too much centered in the physiological aspects of the brain instead of something like "decisions theory". good sound, good material.
by Дубновицкая А А•
Nov 05, 2019
The course has many mistypings and inaccuracies, but still it's a good one. It's quite interesting yet complicated when things get close to the pure neuroscience.
by Gabriella B•
Oct 29, 2018
I found the training interesting to gain more understanding about neuroscience, how brain is working to make decision. Interesting theories and examples
by Sachin K•
Jan 05, 2018
This is a great course. Gave basic understanding of decision making. This has set me up well to learn more specific courses in Neuroeconomics.
by Bec H•
Jan 10, 2017
Interesting, broad introduction to the field. Most of the lectures are easy enough to follow as someone with a psychology background.
by Daniele M•
May 01, 2017
very helpful to have an introduction to this topic. Also good to learn from many studies contacted on the field and presented here
by Marc C•
Jun 08, 2017
The course is a useful beginning to getting an understanding of the how the brain functions with respect to decision making.
Jun 16, 2020
This course is really good for a beginner. It is interesting as well. It could help you to decide your career feild
by Vivient R•
Apr 30, 2017
Really Insteresting lecture, but it is still hard to understand for people without psycology background.