The purpose of the study was to explore, how different forms of incentive and accountability affect cognitive control. Cognitive control of the participants was tracked and assessed using behavioural results and functional neuroimaging correlated of cognitive task performance. The results revealed differences in the effect of incentives on both behavioural results as well as related changes in the activation of relevant brain areas. Interestingly, in some tasks, despite increased cognitive control, as evidenced by activation of the relevant brain networks, no behavioural changes were observed, opening important questions relating to the use of incentives in managerial practice.
D.06 Final report on a foreign/international projectCOBISS.SI-ID: 22645990
Mind & Brain Laboratory at Department of Psychology combines the use of behavioral, electrophysiological and neuroimaging methods in the study of human cognition with the emphasis on the study of working memory, attention and cognitive control. BEsies addressing relevant theoretical and empirical questions, the lab advances state-of-the-art in neuroimaging methods with emphasis on the study of functional connectivity. The laboratory successfully collaborates with partners from Yale University, Washington University in Saint Louis and Erasmus University in Rotterdam as well as various organisations from Slovenia. The laboratory provides crucial practical experience in scientific research to students of Psychology and Cognitive Science.
D.07 Presiding over a centre/laboratory
The FENS-KAVLI Network of Excellence is a prestigious network of 30 outstanding young European neuroscientists who represent the most talented researchers among their peers. In collaboration with the Kavli Foundation, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) established in 2014 a high-level multidisciplinary network of excellent early to mid-career European neuroscientists. The aim of the FENS-Kavli Network is to improve Neuroscience in Europe and beyond through providing opportunities for young scientists, influencing science policy, and facilitating the exchange between science and society.