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Ep #31 Show Notes | Aaron Gruber: Cognition, Decision Making, Learning & the Brain

About the Guest: Dr. Aaron Gruber is a neuroscientist and professor at the University of Lethbridge in Canada.

Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes and Aaron Gruber, PhD talk about topics related to cognition and learning in the brain, including what we know about how the brain detects salience and assigns value, makes decisions, and constructs flexible models of the world, sometimes called ‘schemas.’ They also discuss how neuropsychiatric disorders like depression can influence the brain’s schemas, as well as how they can be impacted by psychoactive drugs, ranging from stimulants to psychedelics.

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