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Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012 May 19;367(1594):1366-78. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0413.

Metacognition and reasoning.

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Department of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA.

Abstract

This article considers the cognitive architecture of human meta-reasoning: that is, metacognition concerning one's own reasoning and decision-making. The view we defend is that meta-reasoning is a cobbled-together skill comprising diverse self-management strategies acquired through individual and cultural learning. These approximate the monitoring-and-control functions of a postulated adaptive system for metacognition by recruiting mechanisms that were designed for quite other purposes.

PMID:
22492753
PMCID:
PMC3318763
DOI:
10.1098/rstb.2011.0413
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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