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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.
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|RECENT LAB NEWS
October, 2015: Metacognition, Apples, and Two-headed Dogs: Lab RetreatIt was a great lab outing to upstate New York in the middle of October. It was unfortunate that not everyone could make it, but for those who did... it was perfect weather for apple and pumpkin picking, relaxing, and discussing a wide range of topics with some of our lab's best and brightest! Thanks so much to Mark for driving us and Janet for being a great host.
September, 10 2015: What is Consciousness? (The Economist)Here's a link to the recent video on consciousness with an interview from Janet Metcalfe below: