Each year the Society for Neuroeconomics invites applications for its annual Young Investigator Award. The award includes a $1000 monetary prize and an engraved plaque, which is presented at the Plenary dinner of the Annual Meeting of the Society. This year the award went to Professor Timothy Behrens (NDCN) along with Daphna Shohamy from Columbia University in New York, for his extraordinary work on understanding the brain’s behaviour during learning and decision making.
Tim combines computational and animal neuroscience across different species and applies it to humans. His talk at the conference was entitled "Value, competition and choice in the medial frontal cortex ".