Franz H. Heukamp

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P and time are integral dimensions of virtually any decision. To treat them together, we consider the prospect of receiving outcome x with a probability p at time t. We define risk and time distance, and show that if these two distances are traded off linearly, then preferences are characterized by three functions: a value function, a probability discount(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The substituted benzamide, metoclopramide, is a dopamine receptor antagonist and is widely prescribed in the symptomatic treatment of nausea and vomiting, although it can cause adverse motor and non-motor side effects. The effects of metoclopramide on brain metabolism have not been investigated to date. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH To(More)
Decision making can be regarded as the outcome of cognitive processes leading to the selection of a course of action among several alternatives. Borrowing a central measurement from information theory, Shannon entropy, we quantified the uncertainties produced by decisions of participants within an economic decision task under different configurations of(More)
Studies on animals and humans have demonstrated the importance of dopamine in modulating decision-making processes. In this work, we have tested dopaminergic modulation of economic decision-making and its neural correlates by administering either placebo or metoclopramide, a dopamine D2-receptor antagonist, to healthy subjects, during a functional MRI(More)
This paper presents the author’s personal view of some of the challenges Iberoamerican scholars face in building a successful publication record and examines the extent to which these barriers are valid. It describes some of the difficulties encountered by scholars located outside the main US/Englishspeaking university environment, and introduces strategies(More)
Venture Capitalists in the German-speaking countries do not value the contribution of Business Angels in co-invested deals. Business Angels do not reduce the risk perceived by Venture Capitalists in early stage deals even if the Business Angels have what Venture Capitalists regard as an ideal profile. Venture Capitals also refute that deals with Business(More)
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