September 12, 2016

Workshop to examine ‘Decision-Making’

A workshop this week will use neuroscience research to explain how faculty and staff educate and motivate students. 

Kimberly Papillon, a nationally recognized expert on medical, legal and judicial decision making, will present, “The Neuroscience of Decision-Making: Excellence, Accuracy and Impartiality.” The workshop for faculty and staff is from noon to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 16, in the SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Building Auditorium. 

The workshop is free, but those interested in attending must RSVP here  by noon, Thursday, Sept. 15. Lunch will be provided. The SIU School of Law and the College of Business are sponsors. 

Workshop participants will explore emerging research in neuroscience and its effect on how people lead, teach, network and advance in stressful, diverse and complex environments. Brain imaging and decision-making studies will be used to explain how we react to students, colleagues and policies, and the course will explore how unconscious and physiological processes affect assessments of intelligence, veracity, threat and competence. 

The program will show the impacts of unconscious processes and preferences on curriculum planning, grading, and guiding, and identify ways to increase fairness guided by science. 

For more information, contact Alicia Ruiz, School of Law, at 453-8700.