The Science of Self-Control | University of Oxford

The Science of Self-Control

Associate Professor Neil Levy
15:30 - 17:30
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BD

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In this lecture I outline 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.