Cognitive Control, Motivation, and the IFJ
Nothing related to infants or social development, for a change. Bernadette’s new paper on the role of the IFJ (inferior frontal junction) for the interplay between cognitive control and motivation is out! So, in the manuscript she is investigating, how this brain region, the IFJ, might be involved in the observation that we are better at switching between two tasks when we get more money for doing the tasks correct. To find out more, have a look here:
Hippmann, B., Kuhlemann, I., Bäumer, T., Bahlmann, J., Münte, T.F., & Jessen, S. (in press). Boosting the effect of reward on cognitive control using TMS over the left IFJ. Neuropsychologia, 125, 109-115.