Intertemporal Day

29 May 2012 - 09:00 to 18:00


29 maggio 2012, ore 9:00-18:00

Aula Piaget, ISTC-CNR, Via S. Martino della Battaglia 44, 00185 Roma

Organizers: Fabio Paglieri (ISTC-CNR) & Walter Adriani (ISS)


A one-day workshop on ongoing ISTC studies on intertemporal choice, to stimulate interdisciplinary discussion on this topic. All presentations will be in Italian. No registration is required. For further information, contact 
The event is sponsored by the under-40 grant “ADHD-sythe” to Dr Adriani, by the Italian Ministry of Health.


9:00-9:15 Opening remarks

9:15-10:00 Delay choice vs. delay maintenance: evidence from capuchin monkeys (Elsa Addessi, ISTC) [abstract]

10:00-10:45 Delay aversion in rats and marmosets: of impulsivity and risk-proneness in adolescence and ADHD (Walter Adriani, Arianna Manciocco, Augusto Vitale & Giovanni Laviola, ISS) [abstract]

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45 The role of tokens in intertemporal choice in capuchins, children and adults (Valentina Focaroli, Giulia Pecora & Francesca Bellagamba, La Sapienza) [abstract]

11:45-12:30 The costs of delay (Fabio Paglieri, ISTC) [abstract]

12:30-13:15 Time perception and temporal discounting: a review (Alexia Delfino, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa) [abstract] [reading materials]

13:15-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:15 Religious differences in temporal discounting: Calvinists, Catholics and atheists (Anna Borghi & Claudia Scorolli, Università di Bologna/ISTC) [abstract]

15:15-16:00 The recovery effect: endowment meets intertemporal choice (Fabio Paglieri & Francesco Mancini, ISTC/APC/SPC) [abstract]

16:00-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-17:00 Intertemporal choice in simulated robots (Domenico Parisi, ISTC) [abstract]

17:00-18:00 General discussion

Moderators: Elisabetta Visalberghi (ISTC) for the morning session, Cristiano Castelfranchi (ISTC) for the afternoon session.