Monday, June 15, 2009

Metacognition - we could all get better at it

I'm reading John Lehrer's "How We Decide", which comes highly recommended from Dr Desert Flower, and it's pretty interesting. One of the main components in learning and deciding is metacognition. All thinking humans could do better at metacognition as we go through our daily lives making various decisions and learning all sorts of things. Down amygdala! Down!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you like the book. Knowing how we think is an important step towards thinking 'better.' I like how the book highlights that far from being a nuisance to reason, the emotional parts of our brain are important in our everyday decision making processes. Perhaps something women have known for centuries, but have been told is a weakness. Balance is key.


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