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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- 4 days ago

@CameronBrick I agree and you're a better communicator than I. Some people are desperate for reasons to NOT do anything, and this is the latest. But on current emissions pathway expect 2.4C rise from baseline by 2050, IPCC, and we have kids. Meanwhile this https://t.co/qydiKKy8Jg

- 4 days ago

To all my "pessimistic" colleagues about climate action. This is what it looks like when a small % of people get together and make social power felt. Los Angeles County supervisors vote to end oil, gas drilling https://t.co/t28PdC678a

- 4 days ago

@edgarrmcgregor: "Why do you love L.A. so much?" I don't know man... maybe because all 4 of these pictures were taken in the most populous U.S. county with over 10,000,000 people, bigger than 41 states... and half of it still looks like this: https://t.co/6nwwhbfNqr


  • Sept 2021: Congratulations to Sumitash on acceptance by Psychological Science of his paper: “Mind-wandering impedes response inhibition by affecting the triggering of the inhibitory process”
  • Aug 2021: Congratulations Dr Kelsey Sundby on your successful PhD thesis defense, Aug 26th!
  • July 2021: Ricci’s paper “Towards real-world generalizability of a circuit for action-stopping” is published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience.
  • July 2021: Adam interviews social and environmental psychologist Kelly Fielding and grassroots organizer Masada Disenhouse.
  • April 2021: Adam is interviewed by the UCSD Climate Change Review on the psychology of collective action and activism on campus.
  • March 2021: Ricci and Vignesh have papers accepted
  • March 2021: Anna’s Stage 1 pre-registered report on climate activism is accepted at Royal Society – Open Science, see Castiglione et al.