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Holly Miller"The Effects of Nutrient Manipulations on Executive Control by Humans and Dogs."

Abstract :


It is argued that the consumption of glucose enhances executive control in human and nonhuman animals by increasing blood glucose and providing energy for brain processes.
However, this hypothesis is insufficient for explaining all of the findings reported in the literature. Most notably, research with humans has observed that a glucose mouth rinse positively affects executive control, in the absence of an effect on blood glucose. This observation, among others, suggests that glucose enhances executive control via a different mechanism. Some believe that glucose enhances executive control by increasing cortical activation in motivational reward pathways. During this seminar I will argue against this hypothesis and suggest that glucose innervates the vagal nerve and that in turn improves executive control.



Research : Decision, motion et motricite humaine
Psychologie et ergonomie de la cognition dans les environnements technologiques





LAMIH: Unité Mixte de Recherche CNRS-INS2I - Université de Valenciennes, le LAMIH avec plus de 220 membres, dont 120 permanents et en continu une centaine de doctorants, post-doctorants et ingénieurs contractuels, est porteur d’offres multidisciplinaires particulièrement originales. Pour ce faire, le LAMIH fédère un ensemble de disciplines qui va de la modélisation, commande et supervision de systèmes industriels et humains au sens de l’automatique, à la modélisation des procédés, des structures et du comportement des matériaux au sens de la mécanique et de la biomécanique du choc, en passant par la psychologie et l’ergonomie cognitives, ainsi que par la conception et la simulation de systèmes d'information distribués, de systèmes interactifs d’aide à la décision et de systèmes embarqués au sens de l’informatique.


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Selected publications

Miller, H.C. (In Press). The Role of Glucose on Executive Control Vigor: Evidence in Support of Comparative Research. International Journal of Comparative Psychology.

Miller, H.C., DeWall, C.N., Pattison, K.P., Molet, M., & Zentall, T.R. (2012). Too Dog Tired to Avoid Danger: Self-Control Depletion in Canines Increases Behavioral Approach toward an Aggressive Threat. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
Miller, H.C., Pattison, K.F., DeWall, C.N., Rayburn-Reeves, R., & Zentall, T.R. (2010). Self-control without a “self”? Common self-control processes in humans and dogs. Psychological Science, 21(4), 534-538. (Impact Factor = 5.09).

Molet, M., Miller, H.C., Laude, J., Kirk, C., Manning, B., & Zentall, T.R. (2012). Decision-Making by Humans as Assessed by a Choice Task: Do Humans, Like Pigeons, Show Sub-Optimal Decision Making? Learning & Behavior (Impact Factor = 1.6).

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