Wouter Kool

Wouter Kool

Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
PhD, Princeton University
MA, Princeton University
MSC, Leiden University
BSC, Leiden University

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  • Washington University
    CB 1125
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Wouter Kool studies how the brain thinks, decides, and decides how to think.

Kool’s research explores the interaction between cognitive control, decision making, and reinforcement learning. In the Control and Decision-Making Lab, his team approaches these issues by combining insights from behavioral experiments, computational modeling, and neuroimaging. Recent research from the lab examines how the brain implements effort-based decision making, how the mind arbitrates between multiple choice strategies, and how people learn how to adapt such arbitration processes in dynamic learning contexts.