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Motivation, decision-making, and telling our stories anyway

 For Leili Mortazavi, the benefit of completing her studies in UBC’s department of psychology has been the ability to conduct research as an undergraduate student. Since September 2017, she has been doing so in Dr. Catharine Winstanley’s lab at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), as part of the department’s Directed Studies […]

New research: Casino lights and sounds encourage risky decision-making

 The blinking lights and exciting jingles in casinos may encourage risky decision-making and potentially promote problem gambling behaviour, suggests new research from the Laboratory of Molecular and Behavioural Neuroscience. The findings, published today in JNeurosci, the journal from the Society for Neuroscience, suggest that sensory features in casinos may directly influence a player’s decisions […]