Cognitive Neuroscience of Response Control; Teaching & Organizing on Climate Crisis

The lab has parallel streams:

(1) We study how people control themselves. In experimental psychology, this is the field of “executive function” or “cognitive control”. We design behavioral paradigms and study the underlying brain systems using imaging and stimulation methods in healthy volunteers as well as neurological patients.

(2) Prof Aron is also Teaching, Organizing and Researching around the climate crisis.

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- 16 hours ago

Last week the associated students sprung a request on me to moderate an event with Naomi Klein. I was honored to do it and tried to put what I thought were some timely questions to her. You can read them here: https://t.co/PueBhNTlPp https://t.co/zie1JaYXgQ

- 4 days ago

@UCSDClimate: “people are so willing to just keep doubling down on the standard thing they're doing without really getting engaged with this.” Hear more from Professor Adam Aron @swaziadam in our new article about the psychology of climate change by clicking here: https://t.co/YGUdpmt5dY

- 7 days ago

Open access data and new publication from Vignesh Muralhidaran of our lab! https://t.co/dhDkEBqnpZ He created a task where people make a movement that generates a sensorimotor beta state: THEN if he embeds a second movement requirement, the second movement is slowed.


  • April 2021: Adam got interviewed by the UCSD Climate Change Review.
  • March 2021: Ricci and Vignesh have papers accepted
  • March 2021: our Stage 1 pre-registered report on climate activism is accepted at Royal Society – Open Science, see Castiglione et al.