Saturday, April 08, 2006

Description error strikes again. In my constant effort at metacognition, I noticed another good one this morning on my way to work.

I left a water bottle on the kitchen counter to remind myself to grab my lunch on the way to work. As I passed the kitchen on my way out, I saw the water bottle and remembered about the lunch. So I walked into the kitchen and noticed my multi-vitamin bottle. I had forgotten to take my vitamin that morning, so I grabbed one and swallowed it. As I walked out the door, I realized that I had forgotten my lunch again. This is a description error because the vision of my vitamin bottle caused my activation to go there and it dropped below threshold for my working memory of grabbing my lunch.