Neurophysiological Techniques in Decision Making: tDCS in Moral Judgment Research

Event Type: Seminar

Event Theme: Decision Making

Speaker: Dr. Alex Li (Head, Department of Counselling & Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University) and Dr. Nicolson Siu (Assistant Professor, Department of Counselling & Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University)

Date: 21 December 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue: RLG 302, Research Complex, HKSYU

Language: Cantonese supplemented with English


1) Free admission
2) Tea refreshment will be provided after seminar
3) We recommend registration in advance for seat-reservation and news update.


Human are bound rational that decision making involves a lot hidden premises and illogical mechanisms. In particular, moral decision involves a lot of dilemma and entails consequences in many aspects. Scholars and researchers have reported neural correlates of moral judgments. Some suggested perturbing the decision with brain stimulation techniques to particular regions of human brain. This workshop summarizes recent findings in the field and provides a demonstration to the experimental setup of tDCS commonly used in previous research studies on moral judgement. Research development in this area is blooming due to the emergency of artificial intelligence and raised dilemma of algorithmic morality. Therefore, inputs from interdisciplinary researchers are essential in providing insights and possible solutions to the problem.

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