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Is It Time? Examining the Effects of Episodic Imagining on Reward Discounting
Mental time-travel affords us the ability to simulate hypothetical episodes that shape our decisions about the future, as documented on tests of intertemporal choice where personal cueing greatly reduces future reward ...
Left Hemisphere Lesions Differentially Impact Conditional Reasoning with Familiar and Emotional Content
Conditional reasoning has been widely studied in the cognitive literature, and in the past decade, neuroimaging studies have started to investigate brain networks recruited to solve these logical conditionals. A meta-analysis ...
Fractionating Executive Control in the Human Brain: A Within-Subjects fMRI Study
Executive control processes have been found to cluster around three factors: updating, inhibition and task switching. However, few studies have directly investigated the fractionation of executive control in the brain, and ...
Schopenhauer's Psychological Worldview: History, Philosophy and Relevance
The complete philosophical works of Arthur Schopenhauer are explored through a comprehensive psychological reading that intends to highlight the holistic theories of human nature that amount to a pessimistic and metaphysical ...
Investigating the Declarative and Procedural Memory Processes Underlying Acquisition of Tool-Related Knowledge and Skills
It has been proposed that the acquisition of tool-related knowledge and skills (e.g., attributes of a tool, how it is used, how it is grasped) relies on a complex set of memory processes. However, the precise memory ...
Age Estimation from Children's Faces
In this thesis, we addressed the question of whether or not people could estimate age from children’s faces 7 to 11 years of age. We found that undergraduates were able to make accurate relative age judgments for males and ...