Interest in neuronomics - the study of brain activity in people engaged in tasks of reasoning and choice - is growing. (It can only be a matter of time before Malcolm Gladwell has a book on it). For those new to the subject, here are some resources that can help get you up to speed:
1. The recent New Yorker piece by John Cassidy Mind Games: What neuroeconomics tells us about money and the brain (hat tip: Mark Thoma)
Mark Thoma writes that "I'm resistant to neuroeconomics, but also interested in what they are finding", while Greg Mankiw commented in a recent post:
To avoid confusion: Economics is still "about large-scale phenomena, like inflation and unemployment." It is not like we have exactly nailed those problems yet. But maybe ..we need to redefine "microfoundations" as starting at the neuron and building up from there.