Action and Desire: Affective Modulations of Adaptive Decision-Making
Richard Ridderinkhof
University of Amsterdam

Massive reasearch efforts in cognitive neuroscience are now beginning to advance our understanding of the neural circuits that support cognitive control processes as involved in adaptive decision-making. Yet, the neural mechanisms underlying affective modulations of processes such as conflict detection, performance monitoring, learning from feedback, and reward-based decision-making, are still poorly understood. Moreover, we're only beginning to scratch the surface when it comes to studying changes in these neurocognitive processes as related to normal aging or Parkinson's disease. Here we will review the contributions of recent multi-method efforts, discussing recent studies and work in progress, and evaluating the potential advance yielded by such approaches.