The “bio-behavioral complex” is the dynamic interplay between biology, behavior and the environment. A paper on this has just been published in “Big Data”.
As Director of the Scientific Agenda for the Kavli HUMAN Project, I have the privilege of working with a wonderful group of advisors on KHP White Papers four of which have also been published in Big Data.
Dopamine, Reward Prediction Error, and Economics provides an axiomatic model of dopaminergic function based on neurological data.
Measuring Beliefs and Rewards: A Neuroeconomic Approach tests the theory, with broadly positive results.
Continued research in this area will contribute to our understanding of how beliefs and preferences are formed, how they evolve, and how they play out in the act of choice.
A broad rationale for using the axiomatic methods of decision theory to bridge the gap between economic theory and non-standard “psychological” data was sketched out in Economic Theory and Psychological Data: Bridging the Divide published in the Foundations of Positive and Normative Economics