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Martin Ingvar given new role in Karolinska Institutet’s management

13 Jan 2017

Martin Ingvar has been appointed KI’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for coordinating issues concerning external collaboration. The position is a new one in the management organisation and the aim is to support the university’s efforts to attract donations. Work on donations is...

Our miserly "reptilian brain" affects our financial decisions

22 Aug 2013

It is easier to be generous in theory than it is in practice. In a new study published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience , researchers show that there is a difference. We are often more generous when dealing with hypothetical payments than we are with actual ones. To...

Two KI representatives to serve on government's new research commission

29 Aug 2011

The president of Karolinska Institutet, Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, and dean Martin Ingvar have been selected to serve on the government's new research commission. The research commission is an advisory entity for the government on research-related issues, and comprises people from the science and...

Sense of justice built into the brain

04 May 2011

A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that the brain has built-in mechanisms that trigger an automatic reaction to someone who refuses to share. The reaction derives from the amygdala, an older part of the brain. The subjects' sense of justice was challenged in a two-player money-based...