Podcast #9 – Roshan Cools – Brain mechanisms of cognitive control and motivation

Our guest today is Roshan Cools. Roshan is a Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Center and Principal Investigator at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.

Roshan is interested in Willpower. How does it work and how do underlying factors such as cognitive control and motivation influence it? Her research goes even further and looks into how these factors are modulated by dopamine and serotonin. 

In this conversation we talk about her research and how many of the topics of cognitive control overlap with memory and decision making.

We cover many topics ranging from reward and the role of dopamine as well as cognitive enhancers such as ritalin or adderall and if they are actually effective or not. 

We also touched upon how UX design could impact cognitive control and how you should think about it.

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Show Notes

Articles / Books

Thinking fast and slow – Daniel Kahnemann

On Task – David Badre

Videos / Movies / Documentaries

The Marshmallow Test

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