In my research, I focus on the question how metacognition is used for further adaptation of behavior. Currently, I examine how subjective confidence in a decision is used to further optimize cognition. Theoretical models of confidence posit an important role for confidence in learning and adapting behavior, and these are the dynamics that I wish to unravel. I combine behavioral measures, computational modeling, and electrophysiological recordings to answer these questions. In previous work performed during my PhD at the VUB (Belgium), I used behavioral and EEG recordings to unravel the relation between metacognition and conflict processing. I am supported by an FWO [PEGASUS]² Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship.
Contact me at kobe.desender (at) ugent.be or visit my personal website for more information!