Is It a Stick or a Snake?

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Metacognition is our ability to think about our own thoughts. For example, while walking through the woods at night, we might encounter a long object and think: “Is this a stick or a snake? And how am I so sure about my judgement?” While it’s a useful ability, metacognition is prone to bias and is also affected by our mental health. For example, schizophrenia makes people overconfident in their metacognition, while depression makes us underconfident. Read full article here

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