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Credit: Psychology Participant Pool
Thursday mornings in Schermerhorn Ext 365
Course Listings, 2014
W2220x Cognition: Memory & Stress
Metacognition refers to knowledge about our own thoughts and feelings, as well as the cognitive regulation involved in directing a set of activities that will help control learning. Our lab focuses on how people use their metacognition to improve self-awareness and to guide their own learning and behavior.
The experiments conducted in the lab are computer-based cognition, memory, learning, or agency tests designed to empirically study people's abilities to make judgments of their own cognition. One focus of the lab is on exploring a theoretical perspective that proposes people are capable of honing in on their own 'Region of Proximal Learning', and the other is on the metacognition of agency and feelings of control.
If you wish to participate in one of our experiments or have any other inquiries, please send us an email.
Sept 2014: Metacognition Mini-ConferenceIt was great meeting Dr. Elisabeth Norman and her collegues at the Decision, Intuition, Consciousness and Emotion (DICE) and Digital Learning Communities (DLC) research groups from the University of Bergen! For anyone who missed it, it was a fantastic experience hearing from them speak on their research about metacognition, memory, and fringe consciousness!
The list of talks and speakers included:
Dr. Lisa Son, Barnard College
Metacognitive bets improve intentions to study.
Dr. Elisabeth Norman, University of Bergen
Metacognitive rule awareness and strategic control in implicit learning.
Dr. Janet Metcalfe, Columbia University
Knowing that the self is the self.
Dr. Bjarte Furnes, University of Bergen
Metacognition and Dyslexia: Comparing three facets of metacognition in normal readers and readers with dyslexia.
Judy Xu, Columbia University
Using the Region of Proximal Learning to reduce Mind Wandering.
Řystein Skaar, University of Oslo
Insight and Attitudes: Aha-experiences and interest in mathematics education.
Matti Vuorre, Columbia University
Action, Agency and Time.
Fall 2014: Start of a new year!
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to those returning to the lab: Zach Bucknoff, who just started his PhD this fall, and Mark Rhodes, a PostBac RA.
Also, welcome to our 2 new undergraduate RAs: Autumn Ortiz & Abigail Mcgarey!