Offloading intentions into the external environment: Metacognition, ageing, and development-
In everyday life, we often choose between accomplishing goals using unaided cognitive abilities or offloading cognitive demands onto external tools and resources. For example, to remember an upcoming appointment we might rely either on unaided memory or set a reminder such as a smartphone alert. In this talk I will...
The processing of object semantics in extra-foveal vision. Evidence from healthy and pathological populations.-
In vision science, a topic of considerable interest and controversy is the processing of objects that are (in)consistent with the overall meaning of the visual context in which they occur. In particular, it is yet unclear whether object meaning can be processed in extra-foveal vision and how much time is...
Working Memory Across the Adult Lifespan: An Adversarial Collaboration (WoMAAC)-
The human ability to keep track of ongoing thoughts, plans, actions, current tasks, and changes around us is essential for everyday living. This ability is known as working memory, a system that allows us to focus on what we are doing, avoid distractions, switch from one task to another, solve problems,...
The visual control of goal-directed arm movements-
I will talk about how visual information about a target’s position and motion is used to guide one’s hand to the target. I will present several experiments that examined how movements are influenced by small perturbations and by sequential regularities. I will present evidence that people continuously update their movements on the basis of the latest available information...
Probability distortion serves to maximize mutual information between objective probabilities and their internal representation-
Normative models of perception, action and cognition share the assumption that humans base their decisions on accurate representations of probability and relative frequency. Experimental results indicate that they often do not. In decision under risk, for example, participants act as if their choices were based on probability values systematically different...
The emerging (neuro-)science of people watching-
Witnessing how people behave around, and towards, each other can prompt far-reaching social impressions. These impressions can concern, for instance, whether those observed are acquainted with one another, have compatible desires and goals, or compete for limited resources. But despite their prevalence in everyday life, so-called encounter-based impressions have attracted...
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