Goal impact modulates performance monitoring brain processes

Takeaway

  • Feedback-based performance monitoring is influenced by goal impact; this study demonstrates that higher motivational significance has a functional impact on performance monitoring mechanisms.

Why this matters

  • Performance monitoring is a critical adaptive cognitive process that helps with achieving goals; this study sheds light on goal impact and the functional significance of two event-related potentials (feedback-related negativity and P3) associated with performance monitoring.