Brain's error-detection system demystified
- October 29, 2010
- Greg Hickok, cognitive sciences professor and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience director, is quoted by MSN and Healthday News October 28, 2010
A new study provides insight into the brain's ability to detect and correct errors, such as typos, even when someone is working on "autopilot...." Gregory Hickok, director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California at Irvine, said such research can indeed lead to advances. Simply reaching for a cup is a fairly complicated process, said Hickok, who's familiar with the study findings. "Despite all that is going on, our movements are usually effortless, rapid, and fluid even in the face of unexpected changes," he said.
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