Evidence for the automatic evaluation of self-generated actions.

@article{Aarts2012EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for the automatic evaluation of self-generated actions.},
  author={Kristien Aarts and Jan De Houwer and Gilles Pourtois},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={124 2},
  pages={117-27}
}
The accuracy of simple actions is swiftly determined through specific monitoring brain systems. However, it remains unclear whether this evaluation is accompanied by a rapid and compatible emotional appraisal of the action that allows to mark incorrect actions as negative/bad and conversely correct actions as positive/good. In this study, we used a new method to decode the affective value of simple actions generated by participants during a standard Go/noGo task. Immediately after each Go/noGo… CONTINUE READING

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