Капицын Максим Владимирович
Behavioral and EEG Studies of the Misinformation Effect
Когнитивные науки и технологии: от нейрона к познанию
The misinformation effect manifests itself when someone recalls false post-event information as correct and event-related. We conducted an EEG study of neural correlates of this effect, in which for the first time misinformation was contrasted with false alarms, defined as in the signal detection theory (SDT). Thanks to this comparison, our behavioral data showed the presence of the studied effect. We found no significant differences between the EEG responses during false alarms and misinformation acceptance. Other results were either challenging previous studies or reported for the first time. This paper also describes the EEG signal origin and the SDT framework, as well as the history of the misinformation effect.