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This paper contributes to a better understanding of the biological underpinnings of overconfidence by analyzing performance predictions in the Cognitive Reflection Test with and without monetary incentives. In line with the existing literature we find that the participants are too optimistic about their performance on average; incentives lead to higher(More)
Human judgment and decision-making (JDM) requires an assessment of different choice options. While traditional theories of choice argue that cognitive processes are the main driver to reach a decision, growing evidence highlights the importance of emotion in decision-making. Following these findings, it appears relevant to understand how individuals asses(More)
We have developed a post-embedding immunogold technique for electron microscopic localization and quantitation of thyroglobulin (TG), thyroxine (T4), and triiodothyronine (T3) in rat thyroid. Labeling for TG was located on rough endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, exocytotic vesicles, luminal colloid, colloid droplets, and lysosomes, whereas labeling(More)
This paper studies performance predictions in the 7-item Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) and whether they differ by gender. After participants completed the CRT, they predicted their own (i), the other participants' (ii), men's (iii), and women's (iv) number of correct answers. In keeping with existing literature, men scored higher on the CRT than women and(More)
Individuals often rely on simple heuristics when they face complex choice situations under uncertainty. Traditionally, it has been proposed that cognitive processes are the main driver to evaluate different choice options and to finally reach a decision. Growing evidence, however, highlights a strong interrelation between judgment and decision-making (JDM)(More)
The effect of cooling to 20 degrees C on the intracellular transport and secretion of thyroglobulin was studied by incubating open thyroid follicles isolated from porcine thyroid tissue. Follicles were labeled with 3H-leucine or 3H-galactose and the secretion of labeled thyroglobulin into the incubation medium was followed by chase incubations under various(More)
The effect of monensin on the secretion of thyroglobulin was studied in open follicles isolated from pig thyroid tissue; in this system, thyroglobulin is secreted into the incubation medium. When monensin was present during a 4-h chase incubation after pulse-labelling with 3H-leucine, the secretion of labelled thyroglobulin was reduced by about 85%; in(More)
The Na+/K+ ionophore monensin is known to arrest the intracellular transport of newly synthesized proteins in the Golgi complex. In the present investigation the effect of monensin on the secretion of 3H-galactose-labeled and 3H-sialic acid-labeled thyroglobulin was studied in open thyroid follicles isolated from porcine thyroid tissue. Follicles were(More)
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