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Peter Shizgal distinguished by his peers
Date:3/25/2011

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"I'm interested in the cognitive, emotional and neural mechanisms that are responsible for the ways that humans and animals make decisions both good and bad," says Shizgal. "I find it fascinating that we are able to behave in such highly adaptive ways much of the time, yet we also make repeated, systematic choices that undermine our wellbeing. Together with my students, collaborators and colleagues, I am trying to develop a scientific account of this paradox."

Shizgal joined Concordia in 1975 after earning a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He served as director of the Centre for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology from 1997 to 2003 and has been a member of grant-review committees at the federal and provincial levels.


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Contact: Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins
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51-484-824-245-068
Concordia University
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