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The ability of animals to monitor their own cognitive processes is called metacognition. In this issue of Neuron, Middlebrooks and Sommer (2012) show that single-unit activity of SEF neurons exhibit a metacognitive signal while monkeys perform a postdecision wagering task.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.neuron.2012.07.012

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neuron

Publication Date

09/08/2012

Volume

75

Pages

358 - 360

Keywords

Animals, Cognition, Frontal Lobe, Male, Neurons, Psychomotor Performance