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ENI seminar
Attention, reward and compulsive behaviour
17.3.2021, 10:00 - 11:00
Speaker:Dr. Poppy Watson, School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney
Location:European Neuroscience Institute Göttingen (ENI-G), Grisebachstraße 5Zoom Meeting ID: 986 3639 5197 Passcode: 003076Gras Geo Map
Organizer:European Neuroscience Institute
Prior learning about signals of reward can guide attention and behavioural choice - even when we are motivated to ignore such signals. For example, when determined to avoid alcohol, the presence of a beer sponsor’s logo during a televised sporting match can be difficult to ignore. I will discuss a series of experiments highlighting the conflict that can arise between voluntary goal-directed control and more automatic attentional processes and the relationship with maladaptive reward-seeking behaviour, for example, as seen in overeating and addiction.
Host:Dr. Arezoo Pooresmaeili
Contact:Dr. Arezoo
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