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Differential roles of polar orbital prefrontal cortex and parietal lobes in logical reasoning with neutral and negative emotional content (2018)
Journal Article
Eimontaite, I., Goel, V., Raymont, V., Krueger, F., Schindler, I., & Grafman, J. (in press). Differential roles of polar orbital prefrontal cortex and parietal lobes in logical reasoning with neutral and negative emotional content. Neuropsychologia, ISSN 0028-3932

To answer the question of how brain pathology affects reasoning about negative emotional content, we administered a disjunctive logical reasoning task involving arguments with neutral content (e.g. Either there are tigers or women in NYC, but not bot... Read More

Differential modulation of performance in insight and divergent thinking tasks with tDCS (2015)
Journal Article
Eimontaite, I., Goel, V., Schindler, I., & Goel, A. (2015). Differential modulation of performance in insight and divergent thinking tasks with tDCS. Journal of Problem Solving, 8(1), 23-35. doi:10.7771/1932-6246.1172

While both insight and divergent thinking tasks are used to study creativity, there are reasons to believe that the two may call upon very different mechanisms. To explore this hypothesis, we administered a verbal insight task (riddles) and a diverge... Read More

The effect of partner-directed emotion in social exchange decision-making (2013)
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Nicolle, A., Eimontaite, I., Goel, V., & Schindler, I. (2013). The effect of partner-directed emotion in social exchange decision-making. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(JUL), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00469. ISSN 1664-1078

Despite the prevalence of studies examining economic decision-making as a purely rational phenomenon, common sense suggests that emotions affect our decision-making particularly in a social context. To explore the influence of emotions on economic de... Read More