Cognitive control is the goal-directed regulation of thoughts and actions. This goal-directed regulation includes several different mechanisms, like inhibition, task updating, shifting, pro-active and re-active control, and dual tasking. Cognitive abilities developing during childhood, at their peak in young adulthood, and decline into older adulthood. This doctoral project focuses on the developmental aspect of the different cognitive control mechanisms. The different studies focus specifically on multitasking in older adults, pro- and re-active control in children, and inhibition, updating and shifting in children.
2019-present: Prof. Dr. Eva Van den Bussche (KU Leuven)
2015-2019: Prof. Dr. Ralf Krampe (KU Leuven)