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

New publication in Acta Psychologica

Different mechanisms can account for the instruction induced proportion congruency effect.
Kobe Desender
When performing a conflict task, performance is typically worse on trials with conflict between two responses (i.e., incongruent trials) compared to when there is no conflict (i.e., congruent trials), a finding known as the congruency effect. Continue reading