For Aeon, neuroscientist Stephen Fleming, discusses new studies attempting to understand the process through which ‘changing one’s mind’ occurs in the brain. “Psychologists have long been interested in metacognition – the ability to reflect on and evaluate our own thoughts and behaviour,” he writes. “The neural basis of metacognition is likely to be complex and multi-faceted, but the studies in question reveal that simple decision-making provides a good starting point.
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