This seminar is being hosted by the Institute for Science and Ethics and the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics
This seminar will comprise two brief lectures followed by Q and A
"Resource depletion: the duration of impairment" - Professor Neil Levy
This talk reports recent experimental work on the depletion of the cognitive resources involved in self-control. Previous work used crude measures of depletion, which made it difficult to disentangle capacity and motivation to exercise self-control. We used better controlled tasks to measure depletion. We generated several novel results. First, we found that susceptibility to depletion is apparently dependent on cognitive ability. Second, we found (contrary to the claims of Baumeister) that recovery from depletion does not depend on rest or glucose. We also found that there was a cost in switching between types of operation on the depletion task, which predicted a significant proportion of the depletion on the performance task.
"Towards a science of moral enhancement: insights from neuroscience and behavioral economics" - Dr Molly Crockett
- Professor Neil Levy, James Martin Fellow, Institute for Science and Ethics and Deputy Director, Oxford Centre for Neuroethics
- Dr Molly Crockett, Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow, University College London
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