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Front. Psychol., 03 July 2018 |

Corrigendum: Hypernatural Monitoring: A Social Rehearsal Account of Smartphone Addiction

  • 1Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • 2Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • 3Raz Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • 4Culture, Mind, and Brain Program, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

A corrigendum on
Hypernatural Monitoring: A Social Rehearsal Account of Smartphone Addiction

by Veissière, S. P., and Stendel, M. (2018). Front. Psychol. 9:141. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00141

In the original article, there was a mistake in Figure 2 as published. The “reward” box in the upper right-hand corner of Panel C erroneously displayed a “1” instead of a “0”. The word “reward” below the “t2” frame in Panel C should have read “no reward.”


Figure 2. Cue-activated reward anticipation and prediction errors and subsequent dopaminergic activity (adapted from Keiflin and Janak, 2015). (A) Before the cue is conditioned, the unexpected reward results in phasic activation of dopamine neurons and a positive reward prediction error. (B) Once a reward is conditioned, the cue (and not the reward) results in a positive reward anticipation and increased dopamine activity. (C) When the cue occurs but is met without the expected award, the result is a negative prediction error and a reduction of dopamine activity below baseline.

The corrected Figure 2 appears below. The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way.

The original article has been updated.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.


The authors wish to express their thanks to Ana María Ruiz Ruano García and Jorge López Puga for pointing out the typo in Figure 2, and to Johann Pacheco-Veissière for reworking the figure.


Keiflin, R., and Janak, P. H. (2015). Dopamine prediction errors in reward learning and addiction: from theory to neural circuitry. Neuron 88, 247–263. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.08.037

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Keywords: smartphone addiction, social neuroscience, evolutionary anthropology, predictive-processing, cultural affordances, social rehearsal, hungry ghosts

Citation: Veissière SPL and Stendel M (2018) Corrigendum: Hypernatural Monitoring: A Social Rehearsal Account of Smartphone Addiction. Front. Psychol. 9:1118. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01118

Received: 08 June 2018; Accepted: 11 June 2018;
Published: 03 July 2018.

Edited and reviewed by: Maurizio Tirassa, Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy

Copyright © 2018 Veissière and Stendel. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

*Correspondence: Samuel P. L. Veissière,