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The Neuroscience of Self Awareness

Stephen Fleming in conversation with David Malone

61 mins watch time

Posted May 2021

Philosophy, Psychology & Personal Development, Science, Technology & the Future

How can we do something as difficult as driving without thinking about it? And how is it possible to know you’ve forgotten something?  Underlying these experiences is a complex process called metacognition – the ability to think about what we and others do or don’t think and know. It is the trait that sets us apart from other animals and even the most powerful AIs, and is the root of our greatest mental abilities.