Perseveration error

In cognitive psychology, the perseveration error is a behavioral pattern that happens when a person repeats a particular behavior even after receiving feedback that the initial behavior is incorrect (Reisberg, 2018). Lesions in the frontal lobe can cause this behavior (Damasio, 1994).


Damasio, A. R. (1994). Descartes’ error: emotion, reason, and the human brain. New York, USA: G.P. Putnam.

Reisberg, D. (2018). Cognition: Exploring the Science of the Mind. 7th Edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.