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A computational account of altered error processing in older age: dopamine and the error-related negativity

Sander Nieuwenhuis, Richard Ridderinkhof, Durk Talsma UGent, Michael Coles, Clay Holroyd, Albert Kok and Maurits Van der Molen (2002) COGNITIVE AFFECTIVE & BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE. 2(1). p.19-36
abstract
When participants commit errors or receive feedback signaling that they havemade an error, a negative brain potential is elicited. According to Holroyd and Coles's (in press) neurocomputational model of error processing, this error-related negativity (ERN) is elicited when the brain first detects that the consequences of an action are worse than expected. To study age-related changes in error processing, we obtained performance and ERN measures of younger and high-functioning older adults. Experiment 1 demonstrated reduced ERN amplitudes in older adults in the context of otherwise intact brain potentials. This result could not be attributed to uncertainty about the required response in older adults. Experiment 2 revealed impaired performance and reduced response-and feedback-related ERNs of older adults in a probabilistic learning task. These age changes could be simulated by manipulation of a single parameter of the neurocomputational model, this manipulation corresponding to weakened phasic activity of the mesencephalic dopamine system.
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COGNITIVE AFFECTIVE & BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
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1
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19 - 36
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000208954500002
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1530-7026
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10.3758/CABN.2.1.19
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  abstract     = {When participants commit errors or receive feedback signaling that they havemade an error, a negative brain potential is elicited. According to Holroyd and Coles's (in press) neurocomputational model of error processing, this error-related negativity (ERN) is elicited when the brain first detects that the consequences of an action are worse than expected. To study age-related changes in error processing, we obtained performance and ERN measures of younger and high-functioning older adults. Experiment 1 demonstrated reduced ERN amplitudes in older adults in the context of otherwise intact brain potentials. This result could not be attributed to uncertainty about the required response in older adults. Experiment 2 revealed impaired performance and reduced response-and feedback-related ERNs of older adults in a probabilistic learning task. These age changes could be simulated by manipulation of a single parameter of the neurocomputational model, this manipulation corresponding to weakened phasic activity of the mesencephalic dopamine system.},
  author       = {Nieuwenhuis, Sander and Ridderinkhof, Richard and Talsma, Durk and Coles, Michael and Holroyd, Clay and Kok, Albert and Van der Molen, Maurits},
  issn         = {1530-7026},
  journal      = {COGNITIVE AFFECTIVE \& BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {19--36},
  title        = {A computational account of altered error processing in older age: dopamine and the error-related negativity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/CABN.2.1.19},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2002},
}

Chicago
Nieuwenhuis, Sander, Richard Ridderinkhof, Durk Talsma, Michael Coles, Clay Holroyd, Albert Kok, and Maurits Van der Molen. 2002. “A Computational Account of Altered Error Processing in Older Age: Dopamine and the Error-related Negativity.” Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience 2 (1): 19–36.
APA
Nieuwenhuis, S., Ridderinkhof, R., Talsma, D., Coles, M., Holroyd, C., Kok, A., & Van der Molen, M. (2002). A computational account of altered error processing in older age: dopamine and the error-related negativity. COGNITIVE AFFECTIVE & BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 2(1), 19–36.
Vancouver
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Nieuwenhuis S, Ridderinkhof R, Talsma D, Coles M, Holroyd C, Kok A, et al. A computational account of altered error processing in older age: dopamine and the error-related negativity. COGNITIVE AFFECTIVE & BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE. 2002;2(1):19–36.
MLA
Nieuwenhuis, Sander, Richard Ridderinkhof, Durk Talsma, et al. “A Computational Account of Altered Error Processing in Older Age: Dopamine and the Error-related Negativity.” COGNITIVE AFFECTIVE & BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE 2.1 (2002): 19–36. Print.