TARG members to talk at Pint of Science
13 April 2015
Three members of TARG are due to talk at the Pint of Science ‘Vice Night: Cigarettes and Alcohol’ at The Greenbank Pub on May 19th between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.
David Troy, Meryem Grabski, and Marcus Munafò of TARG are due to talk at the Pint of Science ‘Vice Night: Cigarettes and Alcohol’ at The Greenbank Pub on May 19th between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.
David will discuss research that has shown that modifying glassware can reduce drinking rate, and future plans to investigate if the design of pubs is contributing to excessive alcohol use.
Meyerm will discuss the complexity of the tobacco withdrawal syndrome, why it is difficult to develop new treatments, and how cognitive performance tasks are a potential means to test the effectiveness of new treatments.
Marcus will discuss how the behaviour and decisions we make are often shaped by unconscious influences, and how the tobacco, alcohol and food industries are aware of this, and have engineered the products we buy, and the environments we consume them in, in order to maximise their profits.