“Final decision? Why the Brain Keeps on Changing its Mind”


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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