Confidence tracks sensory- and decision-related ERP dynamics during auditory detection

Takeaway

  • Metacognitive judgements can track sensory-based processes in addition to decision-related processes, as measured by the N1 and P3 components of event-related potentials (ERPs).

Why this matters

    Metacognition is an important aspect of regulating one’s actions and may rely on different stages of processing (eg, early sensory input vs decision or post-decision processes), depending on the task at hand.