The influence of emotions due to verbal admonishment and encouragement on performance monitoring

Keiko Ogawa, Hiroaki Masaki, Katuo Yamazaki, Werner Sommer

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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between emotion and performance monitoring as reflected in the error negativity/error-related negativity (Ne/ERN). Data were collected by using a spatial Stroop task from 15 female students of a university tennis club. After errors, participants received verbal feedback-recorded admonishments or encouragements spoken by their team captain. In a control condition no feedback was given after errors. Verbal admonishment decreased the ERN relative to the control condition, indicating impaired performance monitoring in line with somewhat larger compatibility effects in this condition. Source localization indicated a shift of the ERN toward more rostral zones within the anterior cingulate cortex indicating the involvement of affective processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-318
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroReport
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May 11

Keywords

  • Error negativity/error-related negativity
  • performance monitoring
  • standardized low-resolution brain electromagnetic tomography
  • verbal admonishment and encouragement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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