Why do we make mistakes during repetitive tasks?

Why do we make mistakes during repetitive tasks? It happens all the time, but why?
14 September 2015

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Is it brain fatigue? Or do we go into autopilot? Sam Mahaffey asked Dr Steve Fleming from the Wellcome Trust centre for Neuroimaging at UCL why this happens. And if there is anything we can do to stop it.

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00:00 - Why do we make mistakes in repetitive tasks?

It happens all the time but why? Is it brain fatigue or does your brain go onto "auto pilot"?

Why do we make mistakes in repetitive tasks?

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