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2015 Leverhulme Lecture (2): The Science of Self-Control

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Duration: 0:55:38 | Added: 09 Mar 2015
This lecture outlines some of the main perspectives on self-control and its loss stemming from recent work in psychology.

I focus in particular on the puzzle arising from the role of glucose in successful self-control. Glucose ingestion seems to boost self-control but there is good evidence that it doesn't do this by providing fuel for the relevant mechanisms. I suggest that glucose functions as a cue of resource availability rather than fuel.

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