Metacognition of attention during tactile discrimination

  title={Metacognition of attention during tactile discrimination},
  author={Stephen Whitmarsh and Robert Oostenveld and Rita Almeida and Daniel Lundqvist},
The ability to monitor the success of cognitive processing is referred to as metacognition. Studies of metacognition typically probe post-decision judgments of confidence, showing that we can report on the success of wide range of cognitive processes. Much less is known about our ability to monitor and report on the degree of top-down attention, an ability of paramount importance in tasks requiring sustained attention. However, it has been repeatedly shown that the degree and locus of top-down… CONTINUE READING
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