The Transcontinental Computational Psychiatry Workgroup (TCPW) organizes a monthly web-based meeting and a computational psychiatry satellite meeting with the Society of Biological Psychiatry. We hope to foster discussion and exchange between those involved in computational psychiatry—a rapidly growing, highly multidisciplinary field.

Videos of past meetings are here.

Next workgroup meeting

Risk in Sequential Decisions

Peter Dayan

Formal approaches to risk have long occupied centre stage in both the theory and practice of normal decision-making. There are marked individual differences in risk attitudes, and extremes are associatedwith psychiatric dysfunctions, notably in anxiety disorders. Most work on risky decision-making has focused on single-shot problems; but most decisions unfold over sequences of choices and outcomes, allowing peril to accumulate. I will discuss our recent theoretical and experimental work in this domain.  This is joint work with Kevin Chen, Chris Gagne, Kevin Lloyd, Yannick Streicher and Xin Sui

Director, MPI for Biological Cybernetics