Failure to Detect Mismatches Between Intention and Outcome in a Simple Decision Task

@article{Johansson2005FailureTD,
  title={Failure to Detect Mismatches Between Intention and Outcome in a Simple Decision Task},
  author={Petter Johansson and Lars Hall and Sverker Sikstr{\"o}m and Andreas Olsson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={310},
  pages={116 - 119}
}
A fundamental assumption of theories of decision-making is that we detect mismatches between intention and outcome, adjust our behavior in the face of error, and adapt to changing circumstances. Is this always the case? We investigated the relation between intention, choice, and introspection. Participants made choices between presented face pairs on the basis of attractiveness, while we covertly manipulated the relationship between choice and outcome that they experienced. Participants failed… Expand
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