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Predictive validity of three eating measures

The following is a guest post by Nicole Giuliani. Food researchers (such as myself) study topics such as how often people crave their favorite foods or how well they are able to control those desires. We use a variety of laboratory measurement … Continue reading

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Comparison of text messaging and pencil-and-paper for ecological momentary assessment of food craving and intake

It is becoming increasingly common for researchers to use text messaging to measure everyday thoughts, feelings, and behaviors because of its low cost and people’s generally high levels of familiarity and comfort with the technology. Another key advantage of text … Continue reading

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New paper from SAN lab members Will and Lauren!

Will and Lauren are authors on a new paper in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience about vmPFC activation during personal relevance and self-similarity judgments. Congrats, Will and Lauren (and Jenn)! Moore, W. E., Merchant, J. S., Kahn, L. … Continue reading

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Brain systems for controlling food cravings

Nicole Giuliani writes: Many of us spend a great deal of time and effort managing our temptations to indulge in food we know isn’t good for us. One of the ways that we do this is by thinking differently about … Continue reading

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How does “brain training” to build self-control work, and why doesn’t it generalize?

The recent proliferation of commercial “brain-training” services that promise to enhance intelligence and cognitive functioning is understandable: Who wouldn’t want more working memory, attention, and inhibitory control? However, the effectiveness of these services has been questioned, particularly with respect to … Continue reading

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How does motivation influence attention? It depends on the context

Rebecca Calcott writes: Motivation is a powerful driving force behind goal pursuit in our daily lives. Two opposing motivational states that underlie much of our behavior are approach, the impulse to move towards, and avoidance, the impulse to move away. … Continue reading

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SAN Lab members and collaborators in JNeuro

Some exciting new results from Jenn, Lauren, and Junaid in the Journal of Neuroscience: Longitudinal Change in the Neural Bases of Adolescent Social Self-Evaluations: Effects of Age and Pubertal Development Self-evaluations undergo significant transformation during early adolescence, developing in parallel … Continue reading

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