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"Metacognition, Talking About the Mind: The Importance of Culture"

An IMC seminar with Chris Frith.

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Tuesday 26 August 2014,  at 11:00 - 12:30


Aarhus University (DK), IMC meeting room, Nobelparken, building 1483-3, 8000 Aarhus C


Interacting Minds Centre
Chris Frith (photo: Lars Pallesen)


Explicit metacognition
           Not all metacognition (top-down control of control processes) is conscious
Logan, G. D., & Crump, M. J. (2010). Cognitive illusions of authorship reveal hierarchical error detection in skilled typists. Science, 330(6004), 683-686.

           Conscious, explicit metacognition can be very inaccurate
Reed, N., McLeod, P., & Dienes, Z. (2010). Implicit knowledge and motor skill: what people who know how to catch don't know. Conscious Cogn, 19(1), 63-76.

           What is explicit metacognition good for? Taking about how the mind.
Bahrami, B., Olsen, K., Latham, P. E., Roepstorff, A., Rees, G., & Frith, C. D. (2010). Optimally interacting minds. Science, 329(5995), 1081-1085.
Fusaroli, R., Bahrami, B., Olsen, K., Roepstorff, A., Rees, G., Frith, C., & Tylen, K. (2012). Coming to terms: quantifying the benefits of linguistic coordination. Psychol Sci, 23(8), 931-939.

           Telling stories about the mind can change behaviour
Rigoni, D., Wilquin, H., Brass, M., & Burle, B. (2013). When errors do not matter: Weakening belief in intentional control impairs cognitive reaction to errors. Cognition, 127(2), 264-269.
Job, V., Dweck, C. S., & Walton, G. M. (2010). Ego Depletion--Is It All in Your Head?: Implicit Theories About Willpower Affect Self-Regulation. Psychol Sci.

           Culture: External top-down control via priors
Fouragnan, E., Chierchia, G., Greiner, S., Neveu, R., Avesani, P., & Coricelli, G. (2013). Reputational Priors Magnify Striatal Responses to Violations of Trust. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(8), 3602-3611.

           Explicit metacognition and culture
Shea, N. J., Boldt, A., Bang, D., Yeung, N., Heyes, C., & Frith, C. D. (in press). Supra-Personal Cognitive Control and Metacognition. Trends Cogn Sci.