Researchers Locate Part Of Brain That Learns From Mistakes

03/28/2008 02:44 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • Jeanna Bryner LiveScience.com

Researchers have pinpointed an area in the brain that alerts us in less than a second of an impending mistake so we don't repeat it.

Scientists have long known that mistakes are conducive to learning, suggesting the reason lies in the element of surprise upon finding out we are wrong. But how the brain manages to learn from mistakes and how quickly it does so have been unknowns.

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