Research

Experience-based decision making

Every day, we make countless decisions. Often, we are forced to choose among options that differ with respect to risks and benefits. Making good decisions is an invaluable skill, particularly in areas such as health,…
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Motivational influences on attention

Goals and motivations influence what we perceive, how we attend, and what we remember. While motivation can occasionally bias and blindside us (e.g., “wishful thinking”), its effect on cognition is generally beneficial. This is because…
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Future-oriented thought and decision making

As humans, we are capable of anticipating, simulating, and preparing for the future. The more effectively we use these abilities, the better equipped we are to choose actions and behaviours that will help us to…
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