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Keyword: metacognition

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  • Federal Govt. Spends $2.1 Million to Study “What Animals Really Think”

    04/04/2013 8:02:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 3, 2013 | Penny Starr
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $2.1 million grant over five years for a research project titled, “Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think.” The research project is designed to study how animals think and to promote “the evolutionary link between animals and humans,” as well as animal welfare “in the wild and in our homes,” according to the award abstract on the NSF Web site. … The project, which includes a 1,500 sq.-ft. traveling exhibit “exploring animal cognition,” will also place human behavior under the microscope. …
  • Ability To 'Think About Thinking' Not Limited Only To Humans According to New Research

    04/04/2013 5:28:56 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    GSU news ^ | 4-2-2013 | Kathleen Poe Ross
    ATLANTA – Humans’ closest animal relatives, chimpanzees, have the ability to “think about thinking” – what is called “metacognition,” according to new research by scientists at Georgia State University and the University at Buffalo. Michael J. Beran and Bonnie M. Perdue of the Georgia State Language Research Center (LRC) and J. David Smith of the University at Buffalo conducted the research, published in the journal Psychological Science of the Association for Psychological Science. “The demonstration of metacognition in nonhuman primates has important implications regarding the emergence of self-reflective mind during humans’ cognitive evolution,” the research team noted. (snip) “There has...