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  Silvia Maier


Affiliation

Laboratory for Social And Neural Systems Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Title

PhD Student

Research Interests

Ms. Maier studies the interaction between stress and neural circuits underlying self-control decisions in humans.  We aim at modeling differences in networks serving self-control. A typical example for a self-control dilemma in humans is trying to pursue the goal of eating healthy while being tempted by tasty, but less healthy food. To test how self-control behavior and brain activity are changed by stressful experiences, we use functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI).

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