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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition

Editors: Fleming, Stephen M., Frith, Christopher D. (Eds.)

  • The first up to date and comprehensive volume on the neuroscience of metacognition (thinking about thinking)
  • This book introduces a new era of research into metacognitive neuroscience
  • Metacognition is one of the hottest topics discussed by cognitive neuroscientists
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About this book

Metacognition is the capacity to reflect upon and evaluate cognition and behaviour. Long of interest to philosophers and psychologists, metacognition has recently become the target of research in the cognitive neurosciences. By combining brain imaging, computational modeling, neuropsychology and insights from psychiatry, the present book offers a picture of the metacognitive functions of the brain.

Chapters cover the definition and measurement of metacognition in humans and non-human animals, the computational underpinnings of metacognitive judgments the cognitive neuroscience of self-monitoring ranging from confidence to error-monitoring and neuropsychiatric studies of disorders of metacognition.

This book provides an invaluable overview of a rapidly emerging and important field within cognitive neuroscience.

Reviews

“This is an excellent textbook on cognitive neurosciences of animal models and human subjects. … This book would appeal to neurophysiologists, psychologists, and students in neurosciences. I highly recommend this to labs working on decision making and decision making animal models. … Postdocs and grad students in neuropsychology will enjoy this book. It is also helpful to neurologists and neurosurgeons.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, July, 2016)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Metacognitive Neuroscience: An Introduction

    Fleming, Stephen M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Quantifying Human Metacognition for the Neurosciences

    Schwartz, Bennett L. (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Signal Detection Theory Analysis of Type 1 and Type 2 Data: Meta-d′, Response-Specific Meta-d′, and the Unequal Variance SDT Model

    Maniscalco, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 25-66

  • Kinds of Access: Different Methods for Report Reveal Different Kinds of Metacognitive Access

    Overgaard, Morten (et al.)

    Pages 67-85

  • The Highs and Lows of Theoretical Interpretation in Animal-Metacognition Research

    Smith, J. David (et al.)

    Pages 87-111

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-45190-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-45189-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51171-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition
Editors
  • Stephen M. Fleming
  • Christopher D. Frith
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-45190-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45190-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-45189-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51171-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 407
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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