Switching easily between tasks: can we train it?


About the research

Imagine working from home while watching the kids. Not an easy feat, right? You constantly have to switch your attention from one task to the other. But can we get people to switch easier between tasks? That's what psychologist Leslie Held (Ghent University) wants to find out.

Leslie Held

Leslie Held has always been passionate about the functioning of our minds and wondered why we act and think the way we do. That’s why she studied Psychology at Goethe University in Frankfurt, and Behavioral Science and Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University in Nijmegen. Pursuing her Ph.D. at Ghent University, she now focuses on the topic of cognitive control and specifically on what drives our ability to flexibly switch between tasks.

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