Attention, especially the anterior mechanisms of executive control of attention, is akeyfactor underlying self-regulation (Berger, 2011). By the term attention, we refer t... Academic Article uri icon


  • 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 detection, and its developmental process. error Detection It has been repeatedly demonstrated that detecting an error leads to a slowing of the behavioral responses in the following trial (Jentzsch & Dudschig, 2009; Laming, 1979; Logan & Crump, 2010; Rabbitt, 1966a, 1966b; Rabbitt & Rodgers, 1977). One explanation for this reduced reaction time (RT) is the presence of a compensatory mechanism that is geared toward improving performance on subsequent trials. In other words, the reduced RT presumes detection and evaluation of …

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  • January 1, 2012