S3 E05: Your Mind on Cognitive Effort with Dr.Laura Ana Bustamante
How do you decide to do your maths homework or play a video game? Why does maths homework feel like more effort than the video game? This week we speak with Dr. Laura Ana Bustamante about how cognitive effort effects the decisions we make. She speaks about her research relating cognitive to physical effort, how we can increase our willingness to exert effort and the relationship between anxiety and cognitive effort. Ava and Beth discuss their own approaches when it comes to effort.
Dr. Laura Ana Bustmante
Bustamante, L. A., Oshinowo, T., Lee, J. R., Tong, E., Burton, A. R., Shenhav, A., ... & Daw, N. D. (2022). Effort Foraging Task reveals positive correlation between individual differences in the cost of cognitive and physical effort in humans. bioRxiv, 2022-11.
Bustamante, L., Lieder, F., Musslick, S., Shenhav, A., & Cohen, J. (2021). Learning to overexert cognitive control in a Stroop task. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 21, 453-471.
Bustamante, L. A. (2022). Quantifying Individual Differences in the Cost of Cognitive and Physical Effort in Humans (Doctoral dissertation, Princeton University).