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Paul J. Zak is a scientist, prolific author, entrepreneur, TV personality, and public speaker. He is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Zak also serves as Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda University Medical Center, and is a Senior Researcher at UCLA. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from San Diego State University, a Ph.D. in economics from University of Pennsylvania, and post-doctoral training in neuroimaging from Harvard. He is credited with the first published use of the term "neuroeconomics" and has been a vanguard in this new discipline. He organized and administers the first doctoral program in neuroeconomics in the world at Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Zak is a recognized expert in oxytocin. His lab discovered in 2004 that oxytocin allows us to determine who to trust. His current research is showing that oxytocin is responsible for virtuous behaviors, working as the brain's "moral molecule." This knowledge is being used to understand the basis for civilization and modern economies, improve negotiations, and treat patients with neurologic and psychiatric disorders.

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JorgeB Jorge A. Barraza is a Research Professor at Claremont Graduate University and also serves as Assistant Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies. His research focuses on the neurophysiology of emotional states and decision-making, with an emphasis on the experience of other-focused emotions and prosocial behaviors. Dr. Barraza has extensive training and experience in basic and applied research methodologies and has published articles and chapters on volunteerism, prosocial motivation, empathy, and the role of oxytocin in human sociality. He has also conducted evaluation research and consulting for non-profit organizations in Southern California and has served as adjunct professor at Whittier College and the University of La Verne. In addition, Dr. Barraza is interested in the use of scientifically informed practices for promoting physical and mental well-being in everyday life.
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Joshua Tasoff is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University. He conducts theoretical and experimental research in behavioral economics. Specifically he has worked on research topics regarding information preferences and anticipatory utility, overoptimism about one's future behavior, and exponential-growth bias - the tendency to neglect compounding interest in financial decisions. He received his Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley and his S.B. in economics from MIT.

Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/joshtasoff/