Foundations of Metacognition

Foundations of Metacognition

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Metacognition refers to the awareness individuals have of their own mental processes (also referred to as ' thinking about thinking'). In the past thirty years it has become a significant interdisciplinary area of research in the cognitive sciences. The Foundations of Metacognition is concerned with three particular issues central to the topic of metacognition; do nonhuman animals process the ability to monitor their own mental actions? If metacognitionis unique to humans, then at what stage in development does it occur; how can we distinguish between cognitive and metacognitive processes? This book brings together leading cognitive scientists carrying outwork in developmental psychology, animal behaviour, and philosophy, and is intended for students and researchers in cognitive and developmental psychology, as well as philosophy of mind.and McCloskeya#39;s second category of dona#39;t know answers corresponds to cases in which the agent does have relevant information, but hesitates ... The a#39;Unsurea#39; answer only increased consistency for questions about general knowledge.

Title:Foundations of Metacognition
Author:Michael J. Beran
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-09-06


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