Format

Send to

Choose Destination
J Cogn Neurosci. 2006 Sep;18(9):1477-87.

Lapses in a prefrontal-extrastriate preparatory attention network predict mistakes.

Author information

1
University of California at Berkeley, USA. mayralpadilla@yahoo.com

Abstract

Mistakes are common to all forms of behavior but there is disagreement about what causes errors. We recorded electrophysiological and behavioral measures in a letter discrimination task to examine whether deficits in preparatory attention predicted subsequent response errors. Error trials were characterized by decreased frontal-central preparatory attention event-related potentials (ERPs) prior to stimulus presentation and decreased extrastriate sensory ERPs during visual processing. These findings indicate that transient lapses in a prefrontal-extrastriate preparatory attention network can lead to response errors.

PMID:
16989549
DOI:
10.1162/jocn.2006.18.9.1477
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center