London: Some people do not learn from their mistakes because their brain may be less active, according to a new research led by an Indian-origin scientist.The research, led by Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya in the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, examined what it is about the brain that defines someone as a `good learner` from those who do not learn from their mistakes."We are always told how important it is to learn from our errors, our experiences, but is this true? If so, then why do we all not learn from our experiences in the same way? It seems some people rarely do, even when they were informed of their errors in repeated attempts," Bhattacharya said."This study presents a first tantalising insight into how our brain processes the performance feedback and what it does with this information, whether to learn from it or to brush it aside," he said. The study investigated brainwave patterns of 36 healthy human volunteers performing a simple time estimation task.
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