How do we learn from our actions to make better decisions?

Who’s in control?

Am I sure that was the right choice?

 

Our lab investigates questions like these, and the cognitive processes and computations involved in agency and metacognition. As we navigate the world, we must make many decisions, and learn from the consequences of our actions to do better next time. At the same time, we have subjective experiences, such as feeling in control of our actions (a sense of agency), or feeling confident that we made good choices (a sense of confidence), which arise from monitoring our internal cognitive processes and the external world. Using behavioural, computational, and neuroimaging methods, we investigate these (meta)cognitive processes, how they interact with each other, and their relation to mental health symptoms, such as depression.

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