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Ignoring cues for alcohol and fast food is hard — but is it out of our control?

July 8, 2019

If you’re stressed, tired or otherwise straining your brain power, you may find it harder to ignore cues in the environment that signal something rewarding.

That’s what a UNSW Sydney experiment by a group of psychologists — published today in Psychological Science — has shown.

“We knew already that participants find it hard to ignore cues that signal a large reward,” says study lead Dr Poppy Watson at UNSW.

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