Understanding rumination from a cognitive science perspective: A test of the attentional scope model. Ghent University
Exploring the role of attentional scope in rumination and some of its key correlates (e.g. negative affect, stress recovery), our research forms a test of the attentional scope model of rumination in depression. Using cross-sectional, prospective (e.g. rumination induction) and experimental studies (cfr. Cognitive Bias Modification), we aim to provide direct therapeutic targets.
Naturalizing religion: in Search of Hume's Heritage for Contemporary Cognitive Science of Religion. University of Antwerp
Cognitive vulnerability to recurrent depression and the default mode network: a cognitive neuroscience investigation Ghent University
A substantial proportion of remitted depressed individuals will experience the recurrence of depressive episodes. It is thought that depressive episodes are associated with a decline in cognitive control that causes emotion regulation impairments. This hypothesis is investigated using cognitive neuroscience methodology examining functional connectivity of cognition and emotion interactions in the brain in resting state.
Cognitive depletion or cognitive depression? On the role of affect in sustained cognitive control. Ghent University
Controlling our behavior is something we can only do for a limited time. E.g., when studying
multiple hours in preparation for an exam, studying typically becomes increasingly more difficult.
At first sight, it seems like controlling our behavior relies on a finite resource that becomes
exhausted with use U+2013 an idea that dominated cognitive psychology for the past two decades.
However, more recent studies have ...
The secrets of cognitive aging: Investigating neural information flows underlying cognitive performance in elderly Ghent University
The aim of the project is to study the causal influences among brain regions that underlie cognitive changes and stability in healthy elderly and elderly suffering from dementia. We aim to apply highly-advanced data-analytical methods that have a high biologically plausibility.
CoReAD - Cognitive Research in AD - Towards a model determining cognitive load in audio described audio(-visual) products. University of Antwerp
Understanding cognitive vulnerability for depression: A network analysis of the role of cognitive control in emotion regulation processes Ghent University
Prevention of recurrence of depression is an important societal challenge. There is need for
fundamental research focusing on mechanisms underlying depression vulnerability. Recent studies
show that cognitive control training (CCT) procedures hold potential in improving emotion
regulation (ER) in at-risk and patient samples, providing evidence for the causal involvement of
cognitive control in depression vulnerability. ...
PACTAM: A longitudinal investigation of the dose-response relation between Physical Activity and CogniTive decline in older Adults with Mild cognitive impairment Ghent University
In 2018, about 50 million people were affected with dementia and this number is forecasted to triple by 2050. An important way to U+201Ccurb this
tidal wave of dementiaU+201D is to prevent cognitive decline in high-risk groups such as people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). One of
the key determinants for dementia prevention is physical activity as physical activity interventions have shown to improve cognition in ...