Last week, the work performed during the master thesis of Leonhard Drescher got accepted at PLoS ONE! The paper itself can be found here, and Lenny and I wrote a blog about it on breinwijzer.be (in Dutch). In this work, we used structural equation modelling to investigate the relationship between metacognition, cognitive control and mind wandering.
I wrote another blog (in Dutch) on breinwijzer.be, about the role of racial bias in the decision to shoot (study by Pleskac and colleagues 2017). Interesting application of the drift diffusion model outside the field it’s usually used. Read the blog here!
I wrote a new blog (in Dutch) on breinwijzer.be, about confidence in people suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (Vaghi, Luyckx, et al., 2017, Neuron). Check it our here!
Over at the donnerlab, Anne Urai and I wrote a blogpost about our lab’s take on open science. Go check it out!
Avoiding the conflict: Metacognitive awareness drives the selection of low-demand contexts
Kobe Desender, Cristian Buc Calderon, Filip Van Opstal, Eva Van den Bussche
Previous research attempted to explain how humans strategically adapt behavior in order to achieve successful task performance. Recently, it has been suggested that 1 potential strategy is to avoid tasks that are too demanding. Continue reading
Subjective experience of difficulty depends on multiple cues
Kobe Desender, Filip Van Opstal, Eva Van den Bussche
Human cognition is characterized by subjective experiences that go along with our actions, but the nature and stability of these experiences remain largely unclear. In the current report, the subjective experience of difficulty is studied Continue reading
Different mechanisms can account for the instruction induced proportion congruency effect.
When performing a conflict task, performance is typically worse on trials with conflict between two responses (i.e., incongruent trials) compared to when there is no conflict (i.e., congruent trials), a finding known as the congruency effect. Continue reading