Error Processing

How do agents contain action slips and their consequences and how do they find their way back on track to successful action control? We investigate erroneous actions themselves and surrounding actions in the context of an error to deliver answer to these questions.

Exemplary Publications

Foerster, A., Moeller, B., Frings, C., & Pfister, R. (2023). What is left after an error? Towards a comprehensive account of goal-based binding and retrieval. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 85(1), 120–139.

Foerster, A., Moeller, B., Huffman, G., Kunde, W., Frings, C., & Pfister, R. (2022). The human cognitive system corrects traces of error commission on the fly. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 151(6), 1419–1432.

Foerster, A., Steinhauser, M., Schwarz, K. A., Kunde, W. & Pfister, R. (2022). Error cancellation. Royal Society Open Science9(3).


Research grant “Binding for Action Slips: Internal Structure and Generalizability”, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation; FO 1505/2; project number 393269228), funding amount: 369.883€. (Anna Foerster)