Measuring the efficiency of executive functions

Patrycja Kałamała & Kalinka Timmer

Executive functions (EFs) play a fundamental role in shaping our behaviour that requires planning, reasoning, problem solving, conflict resolution and so on. There is a debate among scientists on how EFs are related to multilingual experience. The overarching goal of this workshop is to provide a timely discussion of the paradigms used to measure EFs and demonstrate how research at both behavioral and neural levels has informed models of EFs. That is, we will present the most common assessment instruments, and we will also delineate some of the major difficulties that challenge the valid and reliable measurement of EFs. Finally, we will present practical recommendations on how to overcome the problems related to the measurement of EFs.


This course is open for all students and will be offered via Zoom.  For registration please write an email to:

29th & 30th June and 1st July 2020

9:00 to 10:30 CEST/UTC+2

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No 765556.

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