Learning and Development Seminar: What Controls Attention: A learning account
Dr Teodora Gliga, University of East Anglia
Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 3pm to 4pm
Anna Watts Building, room 10.62 "Necker," Dept of Experimental Psychology, Oxford, OX2 6GG
Hosted by Karla Holmbo
In this talk, I will aim to dissect contributors to sustained attention in terms of task-based factors (learning progress) and individual variation in novelty biases. I will present findings from an EEG task with 10 month-old infants as well as other experimental approaches (i.e. ongoing research with yet no data) aimed at clarifying the role of these two factors. I will place this research in a larger framework of attention control literature and I will argue that only by seriously considering the building blocks of cognition (representations, reward, prediction) will we understand developmental changes in the so called executive functions.