When cognitive control is not adaptive.

@article{Bocanegra2014WhenCC,
  title={When cognitive control is not adaptive.},
  author={Bruno R. Bocanegra and Bernhard Hommel},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={1249-55}
}
In order to engage in goal-directed behavior, cognitive agents have to control the processing of task-relevant features in their environments. Although cognitive control is critical for performance in unpredictable task environments, it is currently unknown how it affects performance in highly structured and predictable environments. In the present study, we showed that, counterintuitively, top-down control can impair and interfere with the otherwise automatic integration of statistical… CONTINUE READING
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