Financial decision-making is crucial for an autonomous, independent life. Older adults might have more difficulties with financial decision-making due to cognitive decline that accompanies normal aging. However, an improved knowledge, experience and affective decision-making may lead to a stable or even improved age-related performance in other aspects of financial decision-making.
Do adults who report high level of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms have poor error-monitoring during effortful tasks? If so, which half of the brain is responsible for it? In this blog post, I will address these two questions.
In a clinical assessment, all people report their symptoms honestly and try to perform to the best of their ability, right? Well… unfortunately, quite a lot of people don’t! We examined the case of feigned attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adulthood, and explored ways to distinguish between true and feigned ADHD.
Every quarter, we share articles published in the BCN Newsletter and we are happy today to share an interview with Dr. Stéfanie Enriquez-Geppert, who recently started working at the Psychology Department as Assistant Professor in Neuropsychology. The interview was conducted and written by Anna Leonte, a BCN MSc student.
As cyclists are an important part of the world of self-driving vehicles, we have to learn how to assess their intentions. In an online-survey participants predicted the direction of a lead cyclist based on a video sequence. The results indicate that whether a cyclist will take a turn is difficult to predict.
About one year ago, I received a message from Mrs. M.’s neurosurgeon: “Stefanie, are you ready to attend a surgery this Saturday?” This truly extraordinary experience showed me once again the impact of executive dysfunctions and how they can abruptly turn one’s whole life upside-down.
A personal experience with our dog Eli made me wonder whether animal-assisted interventions have the potential to support the treatment and care of children with ADHD. A subsequent literature study provided ample indication that several mechanisms of animal-assisted interventions can have a positive effect on several core symptoms of ADHD.
We are happy today to share an interview with Dick de Waard, who recently became Professor of “Traffic Psychology and the Retention of Mobility” in the Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology group of our department. The interview was conducted and written by Heleen Hoogeveen, PhD candidate on the topic of food perception.
The author discusses the results of her recent study on self-reported empathy in women with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and queries how representative currently diagnosed women with ASD are of the total population of women on the spectrum (including those ‘under the radar’ who have not received a diagnosis of ASD).