Assessing Habitual and Goal-Directed Control: New publication

A new paper by Zsuzsika Sjoerds, Sanne de Wit and others is now in press comparing two widely used paradigms that assess aspects of goal-directed and habitual behavior; the two-step sequential decision-making and the slips-of-action paradigm. The findings demonstrate moderate support for a common framework to describe the propensity towards goal-directed behavior, but also suggest that each task assesses distinct aspects of goal-directed behavior.

In press in: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience


Sjoerds, Z., Dietrich, A., Deserno, L., De Wit, S., Villringer, A., Heinze, H.-J., et al. (in press). Slips of action and sequential decisions: A cross-validation study of tasks assessing habitual and goal-directed action control. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10: 234.