Joseph Kable

Office Address: 

Solomon Labs, 3720 Walnut St, Room C5



  • Joseph Kable and his co-authors' research on risk tolerance linked to amygdala and prefrontal cortex brain regions has just been published in Neuron and Penn News. The structure and function of the brain—specifically the amygdala, the prefrontal cortex, and the connections between the two—are linked to how willing a person is to take risks, according to their new research. “It’s a feature of decision-making,” Kable says, “that has manifold effects throughout the lifespan.”

  • In the New York Times, Joseph Kable suggests "even brief reveries pondering future events might help reduce [hyperbolic] discounting’s effects."

  • Joseph Kable's research on self-control is discussed in a The New York Times Sunday Review.

Baird Term Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 2004

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