HIGHER-ORDER COGNITION GROUP
Our work in the Higher-Order Cognition Group is mainly concerned with cognitive control in complex everyday activities. These executive control functions are assumed to mediate goal-directed behavior and involve planning, coordination and updating of complex intentions. A central theme in our work involves similarities and differences among higher cognitive functions by focusing on decision making, metacognitive functions and executive control functions.
Our most recent project investigates cognitive and neural mechanisms of everyday multitasking, with the primary focus on individual differences: Why are some people better than others in managing multiple activities within limited time frames? Are women better multitaskers than men? How is digital technology and excessive media multitasking affecting basic cognitive skills in children and adults?
To learn more about our group members, please click on the individual names.
Research assistants & Interns