Metacognition

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Dr Steve Flemming is a cognitive neuro-scientist whose "research is concerned with unraveling the neural and computational basis of higher-order cognition. Humans have a unique capacity to form beliefs about ourselves, such as whether we are particularly skilled on a task, or whether we have made good or bad decisions." Steve's research interests include the formation and accuracy of these higher-order beliefs, how they impact upon future behavior, and how they are affected in health and disease, and his work is supported by a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship at University of Oxford. Steve also occasionally writes blogs for The Elusive Self." (Source: http://www.stevefleming.org/).

Further Reading:

•Justin Kruger and David Dunning. "Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments." Psychology1.2009, pp.30-46.

 

 

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