Metacognition: Pre-verbal infants adapt their behaviour to their knowledge states

Teodora Gliga, Victoria Southgate

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Metacognitive abilities, such as knowing we know something or that we made the wrong decision, can be powerful tools for adapting behaviour and accelerating learning. Apes, dolphins, and even rats demonstrate some such abilities; a new study provides evidence that human infants can too.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R1191-R1193
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes

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