Emotional modulation of control dilemmas: The role of positive affect, reward, and dopamine in cognitive stability and flexibility

@article{Goschke2014EmotionalMO,
  title={Emotional modulation of control dilemmas: The role of positive affect, reward, and dopamine in cognitive stability and flexibility},
  author={Thomas Goschke and Annette Bolte},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={62},
  pages={403-423}
}
Goal-directed action in changing environments requires a dynamic balance between complementary control modes, which serve antagonistic adaptive functions (e.g., to shield goals from competing responses and distracting information vs. to flexibly switch between goals and behavioral dispositions in response to significant changes). Too rigid goal shielding promotes stability but incurs a cost in terms of perseveration and reduced flexibility, whereas too weak goal shielding promotes flexibility… CONTINUE READING

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