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Research

Research Interests

In general, my main research interest is how the brain controls and organizes its own processes.

This means that I am interested in the control of so-called 'automatic' processes, and the automaticity of so-called 'control' processes. In particular, I am interested in:

  • Inhibitory motor control: how do we prevent habitual, prepotent, but inappropriate responses from interfering too badly with the less dominant, but correct response we intend to give?
  • Subliminal perception: how do stimuli and events of which we are not even aware affect our behaviour?
  • Context adaptation: how do we adjust our behaviour to the ever-changing demands of the environment?
  • Individual differences in cognitive control: to what extent do these faculties and phenomena differ between people, and is there any systematic pattern in thes differences?