Benjamin Ampel

Benjamin Ampel is a researcher and lecturer at University of Albany. His research primarily focuses on the intersection between brain metabolism and cognition, self-control, and evolutionary psychology.

Recent Publications

Mental Work Requires Physical Energy: Self-Control Is Neither Exception nor Exceptional

Ampel, B. C., Muraven M., McNay, E.C. (2018) Frontiers in Psychology, 9.

Self-control and motivation: Integration and application

Ampel, B. C., O'Malley, E. E., & Muraven, M. (2016). In E. R. Hirt (Ed.), Self-Regulation and Ego-Control. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

Sibling Resemblance and the Effects of Gamete Formation, Independent Reassortment, Paternal Uncertainty

Gallup Jr, G. G., & Ampel, B. C. (2017). Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 11, 99-101.

In Preparation or Under Review

Ampel, B. C. (under review). The incorrect usage of physical information and qualia in the knowledge argument. Journal of Philosophy.

Ampel, B. C., & McNay, E.C. (in preparation). Evolutionary constraints on brain-metabolism and cognition, University at Albany.