Distinct brain mechanisms for conscious versus subliminal error detection

  title={Distinct brain mechanisms for conscious versus subliminal error detection},
  author={Lucie Charles and Filip Van Opstal and S{\'e}bastien Marti and Stanislas Dehaene},
Metacognition, the ability to monitor one's own cognitive processes, is frequently assumed to be univocally associated with conscious processing. However, some monitoring processes, such as those associated with the evaluation of one's own performance, may conceivably be sufficiently automatized to be deployed non-consciously. Here, we used simultaneous electro- and magneto-encephalography (EEG/MEG) to investigate how error detection is modulated by perceptual awareness of a masked target digit… CONTINUE READING
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