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Bioenergetics

Life is all about energy. We must obtain new resources and guard the resources we have in order to survive. Thus, our brain and behavior govern and are governed by limited resources. Research in this area involves the role of bioenergetic resources in perception, action, and cognition.

Research
Questions
How do bioenergetic factors affect perception of spatial layout? What are the bioenergetic limitations in cognition?

Researchers Jon Zadra, Blair Gross

Collaborators Craig Horswill, Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Publications Schnall, S., Zadra, J. R., & Proffitt, D. R. (2010). Direct evidence for the economy of action: Glucose and the perception of geographical slant. Perception, 39(4), 464-482. doi: 10.1068/p6445.
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