Toward a cognitive neuroscience of metacognition
Journal/Book: Conscious Cogn. 2000; 9: 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. Academic Press Inc. 313-323.
Abstract: The relationship between metacognition and executive control is explored. According to an analysis by Fernandez-Duque, Baird, and Posner (this issue), metacognitive regulation involves attention, conflict resolution, error correction, inhibitory control, and emotional regulation. These aspects of metacognition are presumed to be mediated by a neural circuit involving midfrontal brain regions. An evaluation of the proposal by Fernandez-Duque et al. Is made, and it is suggested that there is considerable convergence of issues associated with metacognition, executive control, working memory, and frontal lobe function. By integrating these domains and issues, significant progress could be made toward a cognitive neuroscience of metacognition.
Note: Editorial Shimamura AP, Univ Calif Berkeley, Dept Psychol 1650, 3210 Tolman Hall, Berkeley,CA 94720 USA
Keyword(s): FRONTAL-LOBE LESIONS; HUMAN PREFRONTAL CORTEX; WORKING-MEMORY; AMNESIC PATIENTS; FUNCTIONAL MRI; ACTIVATION; DAMAGE; BEHAVIOR; BRAIN; FMRI