Neuroeconomics

Neuroeconomics is essentially the science of decision-making. It helps to make sense of how we humans behave and act in an economic world. It is a newly emerging discipline that bridges psychology, neuroscience and economics. Behavioral economics has shown that humans don’t always work in the ways that economic theories would predict; that is, in a way that optimizes utility. Humans are unpredictable, irrational, smart, innovative, adaptable, greedy and selfish when it comes to many decision points. Yet we do live in communities, do things for free and can show empathy. This course will try to show what phenomenological (experiment-based) and abstract (theoretical) approaches we can understand a human in a capitalist world. So for anyone interested in economics, mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and beyond. The only required prerequisite is curiosity. Examples of topics within this social neuroscience field will be topics from this research discipline that examines how the brain mediates social processes and behaviour. Namely, fundamentals of Game Theory, Imaging Techniques, Neuroscience, Strategic Thinking, Risk taking.

Monika Václavková

Monika lives a life of a digital nomad and studies both in the UK Sleep Medicine and then follows a master’s in Clinical Psychology in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Next to her studies, she is a yoga teacher, online mental health therapist, abortion activist and data analyst in a corona research lab. After her bachelor’s in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, she was quite lost in her life and worked in many different companies, from a researcher in a sleep research consultancy company, trainer of Dutch social entrepreneurs, UX researcher in a mental health company designing a phone app, to helping with digitalization of higher education during the Covid-19 pandemic. She also indulges in a healthy and fit lifestyle. She has been dedicated to fitness ever since she saw hunting zebras during her long stay in Tanzania, where she did academic research in social and work psychology. She loves teaching and she tutors students from all over the world in Biology and Spanish literature who follow the International Baccalaureate programme (the IB). Monika has dimples, big sweet tooth and in her spare time she loves reading, being outdoors and visiting museums and galleries. Monika is originally from Prague, but now has been living in the Netherlands for the past five years and before that she had an opportunity of her life to reside in beautiful Bosnia and Herzegovina where she completed her highschool. Fun fact is that she has recently been on a public TV show about online dating and recently purchased her fourth bike, because why not?

Session D

Argumentation 101 & Critical thinking

Sára Provazníková

ARGUMENTATION 2.0 & CRITICAL THINKING

Sára Provazníková

Artificial Intelligence and Language

Michal Bida

Climate Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

Beniamin Strzelecki

Cognitive Science

Martina Kavanová

Cultural Psychology

Barbora Kubantová

Drug design and development

Eva Rogelj

Economics of Crime

Barbora Tallová

History

Emma Nabi-Bourgois

Law and Technology

Eliška Andrš

Medicine and science

Veronika Holubová

Moral Philosophy

Mojmír Stehlík

Neuroeconomics

Monika Václavková

Particle Physics

Oliver Matonoha

Science of COVID 19

Amir Shamsubarov

Sociology of Gender and Masculinities

Ecem Nazlı Üçok

Sound, music and science

Sol Johansen

Structured communication

Tomáš Sakal