Development of error Detection Academic Article uri icon


  • Attention, especially the anterior mechanisms of executive control of attention, is akeyfactor underlying self-regulation (Berger, 2011). By the term attention, we refer to the mechanisms that enable adaptive behavior by selecting, integrating, and prioritizing competing internal and external demands on our cognitive and emotional sys-tems. Attention is considered to involve different mechanisms implemented by separate, although interacting, brain networks (Posner & Petersen, 1990): orienting, alertness, and executive control (Fan et al., 2009). The executive attention network has been related to the control of goal-directed behavior, including selection, target detection, conflict resolution, inhibition of proponent responses, and monitoring and error detection (Berger & Posner, 2000; Posner & DiGirolamo, 1998). In this chapter, we focus on the development of this last aspect, monitoring and error …

publication date

  • November 15, 2011