Reducing Speed and Sight: How Adaptive Is Post-Error Slowing?

Neuron. 2016 Feb 3;89(3):430-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.01.035.


After errors, decision boundaries change, which results in post-error slowing of decisions. Purcell and Kiani (2016) report simultaneously decreased sensitivity to sensory information counteracts post-error increases in accuracy. Early post-error adjustments reflect a general orienting reflex rather than goal-directed adaptation.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Decision Making / physiology*
  • Discrimination, Psychological / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Parietal Lobe / physiology*