Colloquia

Colloqiua, Cognitive Psychology and LIBC

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Date and time: 24 January 2018,  11 am
Location: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Pieter de la Court gebouw, Wassenaarseweg 52, room to be announced

 

On how to be flexible (or not): The modulation of the flexibility-stability dilemma

Date and time: 7 February, 2018, 1pm
Location: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Pieter de la Court gebouw, Wassenaarseweg 52, room to be announced

Goal directed behavior depends on the dynamic balance between two antagonistic control demands, cognitive stability on the one side and cognitive flexibility on the other. While cognitive stability helps shielding the organism against distraction, this stability might – on the downside –result in maladaptive perseverative and rigid behavior. Likewise, cognitive flexibility helps adjusting action and thoughts to changing goal or task demands, but this flexibility can come at the cost of increased distractibility and erratic behavior. Therefore, it seems of major importance to identify factors that shift this balance towards more stability or flexibility in a context sensitive adaptive way. In my talk, I will present research showing how reward prospect and the specific task context differentially modulate this control dilemma.

 

Date and time: 11 April 2018,  1pm
Location: Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Pieter de la Court gebouw, Wassenaarseweg 52, room to be announced

 

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