A Hierarchical-Drift Diffusion Model of the Roles of Hunger, Caloric Density and Valence in Food Selection

Decisions based on affectively relevant stimuli, such as food items, hardly follow strictly rational rules. Being hungry, the food's caloric density, and the subjective valence attributed to various foods are known factors that modulate food choices. …

Promoting Cross-Culture Research on Moral Decision-Making with Standardized, Culturally-Equivalent Dilemmas The 4CONFiDe Set

_Introduction_ Moral dilemmas are a common tool in moral decision-making research. However, they are often hardly comparable across languages and cultures. Here, we propose a methodology to adapt, convert and test moral dilemmas in languages …

The Functional and Developmental Role of Imitation in the (A)typical Brain

Commentary on Keven & Akins Neonatal imitation in context: Sensorimotor development in the perinatal period Keven & Akins (K&A) propose a biologically plausible view of neonatal imitation based on the analysis of sensorimotor development. Here, we …

Editorial: Affective Sciences through the Chemical Senses

Commentary Olfactory Aversive Conditioning during Sleep Reduces Cigarette-Smoking Behavior

A commentary on "Olfactory aversive conditioning during sleep reduces cigarette-smoking behavior" by Arzi, A., Holtzman, Y., Samnon, P., Eshel, N., Harel, E., and Sobel, N. (2014). J. Neurosci. 34, 15382–15393.