Rick P. Cooper, Reader in CogSci, Dept of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London

 

Rick P. Cooper, Reader in CogSci, Dept of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London

Sage 4101

March 9, 2011 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Title: Empirical and Computational Studies of Response Inhibition in 'Executive' Tasks  

Abstract:

"Executive functions" (or cognitive control processes) have been the focus of much research over the last twenty years, but most of this work has been concerned with specific functions and their operation in specific tasks. In this talk I will present empirical and computational work that seeks to determine how essentially the same function (response inhibition) can operate in different tasks (Stroop and Go-No Go) and how that function might interact with other executive functions (set shifting and memory monitoring/updating) in a task that has been held to require multiple such functions (Random Generation).

An Analytic Approach

A Simulation Approach

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