Paul Zak

Paul Zak

Professor of Neuroeconomics at Claremont Graduate University

The keynotes by Paul Zak offer unique insight into the brain chemistry of morality, revealing the chemical connection behind our consciences.

Zak attended San Diego State University for mathematics and economics and ended up receiving a Ph.D in economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has post-doctoral training in neuroimaging from Harvard. Zak was interested in uncovering the scientific connection behind morality and discovered that the chemical, oxytocin, determined who individuals trust.

He is currently a professor at Claremont Graduate University, directing the Center for Neuroeconomics studies. He is also a professor of neurology at Loma Linda University Medical Center while acting as a researcher for UCLA. His book, The Moral Molecule, is set to be published in 2012.

By bridging the gap between economics and neuroscience, the keynotes by Paul Zak take you through self-inspection through a unique lens.

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