Kevin Fong in an EEG cap which measures the brain’s response to making mistakes
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How the brain responds to making mistakes

20 March 2013 Last updated at 18:10 GMT

Dr Kevin Fong is on a mission to find out how doctors can avoid making mistakes in the high-pressure, high-stakes world of the operating theatre.

Here he visits Michigan State University and is fitted with an EEG cap, which measures the electrical activity of the brain. It allows Jason Moser, a psychology professor and expert in error-processing in the brain, to see how quickly his brain responds to making mistakes.

Dr Kevin Fong presents Horizon: How to Avoid Mistakes in Surgery on BBC Two on Thursday 21 March at 21:00 GMT