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NBC-EFFORT - Neural and behavioral correlates of mental effort

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 24/11/2010
  • RISULTATO

The wide use in daily life of the concept of mental effort points to a psychological construct that is dually perceived as capable of influencing significantly the quality of an action and, on the other hand, as imposing an important cost on the action itself. Despite its practical and theoretical interest, particularly for the neuroscience of executive function, mental effort is a surprisingly neglected area of investigation.

In this proposal, we aim at elucidating the relationship among the degree of invested mental effort, its subjective perception, and its effects on cognitive performance, along with the neural circuitry underlying effort processing.

The study will employ functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during an effortful mental task, complemented by the collection of relevant behavioral, psychological, physiological,, and brain morphological measures.


Start date: 2010-04-01
End date: 2012-03-31

Duration: 24 months

Project Reference: 249329

Project cost: 50000.00 euro
Project Funding: 50000.00 euro

Subprogramme Area: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-RG Marie Curie Action: 'Reintegration Grants'
Contract type: International Re-integration Grants (IRG)


Coordinatore: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA - ITALY - PORRO Carlo Adolfo

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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-PEOPLE : PERSONE: programma specifico del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea