Stan Floresco and Catharine Winstanley, professors in UBC’s department of psychology, received funding for their research—thanks to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and their Project Grant competition.
Your life choices aren’t just about what you want to do, Joshua Rothman writes—they’re about who you want to be.
Luke ClarkThoughtful article via @fullstackneuro on a complex challenge for theories of decision-making: how do we make big decisions when we suspect our future values will be very different. The Art of Decision-Making
A new podcast called Crackdown is being produced by a group of drug users along with a co-creator from the B.C. Centre on Substance Abuse. It focuses on the deadly overdose crisis, as told by the people surviving it.
Subscription and open access journals from SAGE Publishing, the world's leading independent academic publisher.
Luke Clark@DegenRolf Pisklak et al don't cite one of the strongest papers (imo), showing motivational effects of near wins, including approach speed and subsequent spending, over 4 behavioural expts: Wadhwa & Kim 2015
Why do we continue processing external events during sleep, yet remain unresponsive? Legendre et al. use electroencephalography to show that sleepers enter a ‘standby mode’, continuing to track relevant signals but doing so transiently.
A genetic study identifies hundreds of loci associated with risk tolerance and risky behaviors, finds evidence of substantial shared genetic influences across these phenotypes, and implicates genes involved in neurotransmission.