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Foundations of Metacognition$
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Michael J. Beran, Johannes Brandl, Josef Perner, and Joëlle Proust

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.001.0001

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Evidence for animal metaminds

Evidence for animal metaminds

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(p.21) Chapter 1 Evidence for animal metaminds
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Foundations of Metacognition
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Justin J. Couchman

Michael J. Beran

Mariana V.C. Coutinho

Joseph Boomer

J. David Smith

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646739.003.0002

Humans have the ability to monitor their own cognition and change their behaviour based on information gleaned from that monitoring. We think about our own thinking, and are often fully aware of our mental states. This metacognitive ability is closely linked to, and may be the basis for, human consciousness.

Keywords:   metacognition, uncertainty monitoring, monkeys, perception, psychophysics, memory, comparative psychology, consciousness

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