Alex Guindon

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INTRODUCTION Temporal arteritis is a vasculitis in which inflammatory manifestations mainly involve the external carotid artery area but not exclusively. Through a clinical observation and a review of the literature, we suggest that inflammatory pericarditis could represent a manifestation of temporal arteritis. EXEGESIS A 75-year-old-woman was admitted(More)
Delay discounting is the process by which the value of an expected reward decreases as the delay to obtaining that reward increases. Individuals with higher discounting rates tend to prefer smaller immediate rewards over larger delayed rewards. Previous research has indicated that personality can influence an individual's discounting rates, with higher(More)
Pitting long-term goals against short-term desires is among the most difficult tasks in human decision-making. According to behavioural and neuroeconomic theories of self-regulation, these decisions involve a competition between “hot” reward-focused impulses and “cool” cognitive control mechanisms. The current dissertation examines this topic from the(More)
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