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Bachelor of Science




Error monitoring is a key component of self-monitoring during task performance. A specific ERPcomponent that reflects activation of the brain error monitoring system is known as the Error-Related Negativity (ERN). In addition to error detection, the ERN has been shown to be sensitive to the the error's motivational salience. However, though reward may be advantageous for self-regulation (i.e., improve error monitoring and task performance), under certain circumstances, the provision of reward can have an adverse effect on task performance. It might undermines autonomous motivation, which then negatively affect task performance (reduce task persistence). Autonomy-supportive environment has been shown to enhance one's error processing and performance. The current study aims to examines the interaction effect between autonomy and rewards on self-regulation at the neural level (error monitoring via the ERN) and self-regulatory performance (number of errors).