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The neural basis of metacognitive ability.

Abstract:

Ability in various cognitive domains is often assessed by measuring task performance, such as the accuracy of a perceptual categorization. A similar analysis can be applied to metacognitive reports about a task to quantify the degree to which an individual is aware of his or her success or failure. Here, we review the psychological and neural underpinnings of metacognitive accuracy, drawing on research in memory and decision-making. These data show that metacognitive accuracy is dissociable f...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rstb.2011.0417

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Journal:
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Volume:
367
Issue:
1594
Pages:
1338-1349
Publication date:
2012-05-05
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EISSN:
1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8436
URN:
uuid:ae68a055-a477-4355-b444-915b47ba6938
Source identifiers:
364367
Local pid:
pubs:364367

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