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Basis for "we make 35,000 decisions a day" statistic

Concurring with the comments on the Skeptics question, I am also not aware of a standardized operationalization of "number of decisions" that could be used to produce a meaningful measure ...
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In the digit span test, why do some strategies work and others don't?

Chunking leverages long-term memory for the chunks, i.e. we recognize and remember much easier the familiar chunks, sometimes algorithmically. This is much easier explained in the domain of letters/...
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What are there neuroanatomical mappings of the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task?

According to Wikipedia: As predicted by the acquired brain injury literature, early PET studies have shown the task involves significant activation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. ...
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Best way to modeling ADHD?

The approach you would take will depend upon your level of analysis. For instance, one could choose to model an entire individual's behaviour (i.e. with heuristic models), the activity of neural ...
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Does the digit span test draw on any executive functions besides working memory, if "chunking" is not used?

if "chunking" is not used? This answer neatly explains what chunking is Chunking is a strategy for more efficiently storing information by changing the way you encode or process it. Effectively, ...
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The effect of learning/expertise on cognitive control

Sure. I'll update this answer as I come across more papers, but here: Alves, H., Voss, M. W., Boot, W. R., Deslandes, A., Cossich, V., Salles, J. I., & Kramer, A. F. (2013). Perceptual-Cognitive ...
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What is the most comprehensive model of executive control?

Currently, the most comprehensive cognitive model of executive functions would have to be the model proposed by Miyake et al. (2000). (It is probably best not to confuse being the most comprehensive ...
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Basis for "we make 35,000 decisions a day" statistic

A serious answer exists to a sort-of-related question though, you can track the "energy budget" of the brain and see how much glucose/oxygen it's burning. 'Number of decisions' might be a silly way to ...
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What do experts consider best mental techniques to avoid succumbing to temptations?

Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is a popular approach to managing thoughts (cognitions) encompassing "temptation", however there are others. Here is an interesting case study that applies ...
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Can signals from the prefrontal cortex alone trigger a readiness potential in the pre-supplementary motor area?

The original author is not making a claim one way or another for logical AND or logical OR within this context. The statement the pre-supplementary motor area (preSMA), which in turn receives ...
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Volition v.s. Cognitive Control v.s. Motivational Salience

I would argue that they are not the same, but you are correct that there could be some overlap. I think you will also find that people in different schools of thought might prefer a particular term ...
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