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Brain economics: housekeeping routines in the brain

05 October 2009

PhD ceremony: P. Toffanin, 14.45 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Thesis: Brain economics: housekeeping routines in the brain

Promotor(s): prof. A. Johnson, prof. R. de Jong, prof. G.J. ter Horst

Faculty: Medical Sciences


When resources (e.g., attention or memory) are scarce the human cognitive system must solve the economic problem of resource allocation. In this thesis electroencephalography was used to examine the time course of the allocation of resources in the brain in hopes of revealing the routines adopted by the human-processing system when managing its resources. The conclusion is that individuals of low- and high-IQ did not differ in the amount of available resources.


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