Impaired error awareness in healthy older adults: an age group comparison study
Joyce Sim, Felicity L Brown, Redmond G O'Connell, Robert Hester
Neurobiology of Aging | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020
Aging is associated with reduced conscious error detection but the brain regions mediating these changes have yet to be clarified. The present study examined the neural correlates of error awareness in healthy older adults. Sixteen older participants (mean age = 75.5 years) and sixteen younger controls (mean age = 27.9 years) were administered the error awareness task, a go/no-go response inhibition paradigm, in which participants were required to signal commission errors. Compared with young adults, older adults were significantly poorer at consciously detecting performance errors, despite both groups being matched for overall accuracy. This age-related behavioral effect was associated with..View full abstract
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This study was supported by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (RH) FT110100088 and NHMRC Project Grant (1008044). Neither funding agency had any further role in the study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the paper for publication.