Bradley Doll, Ph.D. '11, Finds a Genetic Association With Adhering to Advice That Conflicts With Experience

Bradley Doll, Ph.D. '11, has led a study in Prof. Michael Frank's lab which found that specific genetic variations can predict how persistently people will believe advice they are given, even when it is contradicted by experience.

The story they tell in a paper in the April 20 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience is one of the byplay between two brain regions that have different takes on how incoming information should influence thinking. 

Read more in the Brown University press release.