Getting real with response inhibition – characterizing pure inhibitory function in healthy participants and people with ADHD

01 October 2019 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
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Response inhibition trigger failures motivation attention Stop-signal reaction time ADHD
Project description

Response inhibition is a crucial cognitive-control function, which is derailed in important clinical disorders. Typically, it is characterized using the Stop-signal task. Here, we highlight one largely ignored (but crucial) limitation to its interpretability (‘trigger failures’). We will systematically explore which factors determine their frequency, how to counteract their occurrence, and apply this to a highly relevant clinical group (ADHD).