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Gary G. Berntson is professor of psychology, psychiatry, and pediatrics at Ohio State University. He is coeditor of the Social Neuroscience Book Series, the Handbook of Psychophysiology, and the Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. He is an officer and board member of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and a fellow of the American Psychological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Organization for Psychophysiology. His research interests include functional organization of brain mechanisms underlying behavioral and affective processes, multiple levels of organization and analysis in neurobehavioral systems, bottom-up and top-down processes in autonomic regulation, and the social neuroscience of health and disease. He has a Ph.D. in psychobiology and life sciences from the University of Minnesota and spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at Rockefeller University.


John T. Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake distinguished service professor at the University of Chicago and director of the University of the Chicago Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience. He is also president of the Association for Psychological Science. His current research is in the area of social neuroscience, with an emphasis on the effects of social isolation and the mechanisms underlying effective versus ineffective social connection. Among his many awards, he received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the Campbell Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Troland Award from the National Academy of Sciences. He is the former editor of Psychophysiology and a former associate editor of Psychological Review, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Psychophysiology. He has a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.


Christopher F. Chabris is assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Union College. Previously he was lecturer and research associate in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. His research interests include individual differences in human cognition and their relationship to brain function and structure, molecular genetics of cognition and decision making, and behavioral economics and cognitive biases. His work has been published in such journals as Nature, Psychological Science, and Neuropsychologia, and has been covered by news media worldwide. He has a Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University.


Ming-Cheng Chang is chair and professor in the Institute of Healthcare Administration at Asia University and a scientific adviser to the Bureau of Health Promotion, Ministry of Health, in Taiwan. His past academic working experiences include senior associate, School of Hygiene and



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