Neuroscience

Cognitive neuroscience—the awareness of ignorance

Metacognitive judgments of non-experienced events are processed in the frontopolar cortex of the brain, whereas metacognition of experienced events is associated with the dorsal prefrontal cortex, as reported in a study on ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

People show 'blind insight' into decision making performance

People can gauge the accuracy of their decisions, even if their decision making performance itself is no better than chance, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Targeting symptoms of psychosis

(Medical Xpress)—A novel psychological treatment to reduce the severity of delusional episodes experienced by people with psychosis is being trialled in a new Flinders University study.

Neuroscience

Metacognition: I know (or don't know) that I know

At New York University, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Steve Fleming is exploring the neural basis of metacognition: how we think about thinking, and how we assess the accuracy of our decisions, judgements and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Imagination can influence perception

Imagining something with our mind's eye is a task we engage in frequently, whether we're daydreaming, conjuring up the face of a childhood friend, or trying to figure out exactly where we might have parked the car. But how ...