Cognitive Control: Easy to Identify But Hard to Define

Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (2):212-216 (2011)
Cognitive control is easy to identify in its effects, but difficult to grasp conceptually. This creates somewhat of a puzzle: Is cognitive control a bona fide process or an epiphenomenon that merely exists in the mind of the observer? The topiCS special edition on cognitive control presents a broad set of perspectives on this issue and helps to clarify central conceptual and empirical challenges confronting the field. Our commentary provides a summary of and critical response to each of the papers
Keywords Language  Computational modeling  Cognitive neuroscience  Cognitive control  Evolution
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DOI 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2011.01139.x
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