Vortrag von Annika Boldt (London): "Distinct and overlapping neural correlates of metacognitive monitoring and metacognitive control"

Wann 11.02.2020
von 18:00 bis 20:00
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Affective Neuroscience and Psychophysiology  

Colloquium

Annika Boldt

 (University College London)

11.02.2020 18:00 - 20:00 — GEMI, Raum 1.134, Gosslerstr. 14, Goettingen

 

Distinct and overlapping neural correlates of metacognitive monitoring and metacognitive control

Metacognition is the act of reflecting on one’s own mental states, often for the purpose of cognitive control. Previous research has shown that people can accurately report their confidence in their decisions and memories. Research has also investigated how these metacognitive signals are generated and which brain networks encode them. However, we are only just beginning to understand how metacognitive knowledge gets selected to optimise behaviour (metacognitive control). I will present data from a study in which I investigate how metacognition can guide people's decisions to cognitively offload, that is using external aids to reduce the demands of a task. In this context, I then show that metacognitive monitoring and metacognitive control share overlapping brain patterns using a multivariate analysis approach.