Professor Frederick Verbruggen
Professor of Cognitive Psychology
My contributions to psychology are in the study of ʻexecutive controlʼ mechanisms. I examine how people withhold inappropriate or risky actions (response inhibition), suppress task-irrelevant information (interference control), and switch between tasks. My research also indicates that learning should be placed at the heart of executive control. As well as my theoretical and methodological contributions to the field, my work has also opened up promising new avenues for treating impulsive disorders.
Licentiate and PHil Ghent University (Belgium)
I received my Ph.D. from Ghent University in 2005. I then obtained two research fellowships of the Research Foundation – Flanders. I was a visiting fellow at Vanderbilt University and Cardiff University before I became a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter in 2010. In 2012, I was appointed to a Chair in Cognitve Psychology at Exeter.
Research group links
|Tel||+44 (0) 1392 725900|
|Address||Washington Singer Laboratories
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter