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Interview with Elliot on the neuroscience of self-control

Check out Elliot’s interview about self-control and the role of neuroscience in understanding it on BlackBoxPhD!

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See our work at APS

SAN Lab grad student Lauren Kahn will be presenting her work on incentivizing self-control at the Association for Psychological Science on Sunday. Hope to see you there!

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Do we overeat because of poor self-control?

See Elliot’s latest blog post on The Motivated Brain over at Psychology Today: …Self-control is a resource, but a renewable, psychological one. We’ve known for a long time that goals that are motivated from within—for reasons that are personally important to us—are … 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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