Metacognition: “Thinking About Thinking”

Fascinating findings on brain activity located through the blog Tracing Knowledge which can bring positive advances in the treatment of mental conditions. Extracts from the article:

Marc Sommer, who did his research for the study as a University of Pittsburgh neuroscience faculty member and is now on the faculty at Duke University:

“…defining such concepts related to metacognition, like consciousness, has been difficult for decades.  (Sommer) sees his research and future work related to studying metacognition as one step in a systematic process of working toward a better understanding of consciousness…”

“Why aren’t our thoughts independent of each other? Why don’t we just live in the moment? For a healthy person, it’s impossible to live in the moment. It’s a nice thing to say in terms of seizing the day and enjoying life, but our inner lives and experiences are much richer than that.”

Read the whole piece at University of Pittsburgh News

 

 

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About Anna Pons

Certificat (CPPD), Post Graduat Certificat (PGCert) i Post Graduat Diploma (PGD) en Hipnoteràpia Clínica, London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) i Universitat de West London (UWL)
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