In the world of sports, every athlete strives to reach their peak performance level. To achieve this, athletes need real-time feedback that helps them make the necessary adjustments to their performance. That's where Error Detection Mode (EDM) comes into play. EDM mode is designed to give athletes live response feedback and helps optimize their cognitive performance after incorrect responses.
What is Error Detection Mode (EDM)?
EDM is a mode that provides real-time feedback to athletes to help them make improvements to their performance. The mode works by giving athletes performance feedback in their peripheral vision. This error processing feedback is critical for effective behavior change for decision-making in sports performance.
How does EDM work?
When an athlete makes an error, they tend to slow down on the next trial. With EDM mode applied, athletes receive performance feedback in their peripheral vision, which allows them to implicitly increase their error detection without awareness. This helps athletes focus on the cognitive task at hand while still making the necessary adjustments to their performance.
When to use EDM mode:
EDM mode should be used when you want to optimize cognitive performance after incorrect responses.
What does EDM on the tooltip mean?
The EDM mode can be applied to a task, and you will be able to see the athlete's Reaction Time (RT) and EDM Reaction time (EDM) on the tooltip. If an athlete has adopted a strategy to avoid making future mistakes, this will reflect in a slower EDM reaction time. Initially, there may be a large gap between the Cognitive Tasks RT and EDM RT, but as the athlete's implicit detection abilities improve, this gap should reduce, and the EDM Reaction time will be faster than the cognitive tasks average reaction time.
Benefits of EDM mode for athletes:
EDM mode provides several benefits to athletes, including optimizing error performance, helping athletes make necessary adjustments to their performance, and improving their overall performance.
Research on Error Detection:
Studies have shown that the ability to detect an error in one's own performance and then improve ongoing performance based on this error processing is critical for effective behavior. Research has shown that the anterior cingulate region, typically associated with error detection, is activated during error-related processing, regardless of awareness. In one study, subjects showed a 118 ms faster reaction time after an error if they were aware of the error, and a 42 ms slower reaction time if they were not aware of the error. These results suggest that error feedback may enhance implicit detection.
In conclusion, Error Detection Mode (EDM) is a critical tool for athletes looking to reach their peak performance level. By providing real-time feedback and allowing athletes to make necessary adjustments to their performance, EDM mode helps athletes optimize their performance and reach their goals. The research supports the effectiveness of EDM in enhancing implicit error detection and improving overall performance.