Is the Error-related Negativity Amplitude Related to Error Detectability? Evidence from Effects of Different Error Types

@article{Maier2008IsTE,
  title={Is the Error-related Negativity Amplitude Related to Error Detectability? Evidence from Effects of Different Error Types},
  author={Martin E. Maier and Marco Steinhauser and Ronald H{\"u}bner},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={2263-2273}
}
The present study tested error detection theories of the error-related negativity (ERN) by investigating the relation between ERN amplitude and error detectability. To this end, ERN amplitudes were compared with a behavioral measure of error detectability across two different error types in a four-choice flanker task. If an erroneous response was associated with the flankers, it was considered a flanker error, otherwise it was considered a nonflanker error. Two experiments revealed that… CONTINUE READING