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Latest Research

  • Letter |

    Spitzer et al. investigate the neural and computational mechanisms involved in weighting, integrating and comparing numbers. They find systematic overweighting of larger numbers, which is reflected in stronger neural signals over the parietal cortex.

    • Bernhard Spitzer
    • , Leonhard Waschke
    •  & Christopher Summerfield
  • Resource |

    Hollands and colleagues classify possible interventions regarding the selection, purchase and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco. The TIPPME framework enables systematic reporting and analysis of health-related behavioural change interventions.

    • Gareth J. Hollands
    • , Giacomo Bignardi
    • , Marie Johnston
    • , Michael P. Kelly
    • , David Ogilvie
    • , Mark Petticrew
    • , Andrew Prestwich
    • , Ian Shemilt
    • , Stephen Sutton
    •  & Theresa M. Marteau
  • Letter |

    Peters et al. use intracranial recordings and machine-learning techniques to show that human subjects under-use decision-incongruent evidence in the brain when computing perceptual confidence.

    • Megan A. K. Peters
    • , Thomas Thesen
    • , Yoshiaki D. Ko
    • , Brian Maniscalco
    • , Chad Carlson
    • , Matt Davidson
    • , Werner Doyle
    • , Ruben Kuzniecky
    • , Orrin Devinsky
    • , Eric Halgren
    •  & Hakwan Lau
  • Letter |

    Research has shown that people dislike inequality. However, in a cross-cultural experiment, Zhou and colleagues show that, from a young age, people are unwilling to redistribute resources between individuals if this reverses an existing hierarchy.

    • Wenwen Xie
    • , Benjamin Ho
    • , Stephan Meier
    •  & Xinyue Zhou

News & Comment

  • Comment |

    Europe has witnessed an increase in covert cultural racism that is reflected in recent political turmoil in its nation-states. Far-right movements and populists are exploiting fear about existential and ontological threats to spur the exclusion of unwanted ‘others’, such as Muslims, Roma, and refugees.

    • Catarina Kinnvall
  • News and Views |

    Recent theories propose that perceptions, decisions, and behaviour rely on many rational neural observers that work to predict the value of stimuli and actions. This Bayesian framework has now advanced into new territory through a study of dopamine's influence on the integration of sensory (new) and prior (old) information in Parkinson's disease.

    • Christopher D. Fiorillo
  • Editorial |

    The on-going European refugee crisis requires a concerted response across EU member states, including policy reform.

Current Issue

Volume 1 Issue 7

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Volume 1 Issue 7

Corruption undermines the effectiveness of governments, slows economic development, and distorts democratic institutions. Muthukrishna et al. experimentally model the cost, causes, and cures for corruption, showing that anti-corruption strategies can occasionally backfire. 

See Muthukrishna et al. 1, (2017).

See also Milinski 1, (2017).

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