All mentors were once mentees: Towards a learning perspective on task control.

01 October 2015 → 01 November 2018
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Neurosciences
fMRI reward cognitive control reinforcement learning Instruction learning
Project description

In distinguishing cognitive control from other functions of the brain, it is often pitted against more automatic forms of learning. This way, cognitive control and learning are often portrayed as opposite forces in driving our behavior. However, the current project investigates to which extent the handling and implementation of different tasks (task control) adheres to similar properties as associative learning.