Transgender and the brain (new blog!)

I wrote another blog for studio brein (in Dutch) about a breinwijzer presentation I attended focussing on transgenders and their brains. Very fascinating topic, altough the take-home message was -more or less- that there’s very little we already know about the brain of transgenders! So af often: more work to do! Read the full blog here

New publication in jep:human perception & performance

Avoiding the conflict: Metacognitive awareness drives the selection of low-demand contexts
Kobe Desender, Cristian Buc Calderon, Filip Van Opstal, Eva Van den Bussche

Previous research attempted to explain how humans strategically adapt behavior in order to achieve successful task performance. Recently, it has been suggested that 1 potential strategy is to avoid tasks that are too demanding. Continue reading

New publication in Scientific Reports

Subjective experience of difficulty depends on multiple cues
Kobe Desender, Filip Van Opstal, Eva Van den Bussche

Human cognition is characterized by subjective experiences that go along with our actions, but the nature and stability of these experiences remain largely unclear. In the current report, the subjective experience of difficulty is studied Continue reading