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The Resource Know thyself : the science of self-awareness, Stephen M. Fleming

Know thyself : the science of self-awareness, Stephen M. Fleming

Label
Know thyself : the science of self-awareness
Title
Know thyself
Title remainder
the science of self-awareness
Statement of responsibility
Stephen M. Fleming
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Fleming shows that those frustrating moments of knowledge just beyond our grasp aren't some kind of design flaw in our minds. Surprisingly, they are actually examples of our brain's greatest power. Scientists and philosophers call it metacognition, but you might just call it the ability to think about our own minds. Metacognition enables us to answer questions as straightforward as what skills we need to practice or what facts we need to study to do better on a test. And it is the reason we can wonder about issues as big as what we should do with our lives. At least as far back as Socrates, philosophers have encouraged us to know ourselves. Fleming reveals both the science of how we do it and why it matters--and how we can do it better
  • "The seconds tick by as the Jeopardy music plays. You know the category like the back of your hand! So why can't you get the answer? Worse: You know you know it, and yet it remains just out of your mind's grasp. And once Alex Trebek reveals the response, it clicks into place. You were right: you had known the answer! So how could you know you knew, but not remember? Why would our magnificent brains be built to do something so, well, stupid? In Know Thyself, Steve Fleming shows that those frustrating moments of knowledge just beyond our grasp aren't some kind of design flaw in our minds. Surprisingly, they are actually examples of our brain's greatest power. Scientists and philosophers call it metacognition, but you might just call it the ability to think about our own minds. It enables us to fuse together our intellects, our memories, and our consciousness in ways that our nearest competitors for brainiest resident of Earth--our computers and our animal brethren--can't come close to matching. Metacognition enables us to answer questions as straightforward as what skills we need to practice or what facts we need to study to do better on a test. And it is the reason we can wonder about issues as big as what we should do with our lives. At least as far back as Socrates, philosophers have encouraged us to know ourselves. In Know Thyself, Fleming reveals both the science of how we do it and why it matters--and crucially, how we can do it better. Like Range and Grit before it, Know Thyself shows us not simply a powerful new aspect of the science of human nature, but shows us how we can put it to use for ourselves"--
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Fleming, Stephen M
Dewey number
153.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.F536 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metacognition
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness)
  • Neurosciences
  • PSYCHOLOGY / General
  • Metacognition
  • Neurosciences
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness)
Target audience
adult
Label
Know thyself : the science of self-awareness, Stephen M. Fleming
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Building minds that know themselves. How to be uncertain ; Algorithms for self-monitoring ; Knowing me, knowing you ; Billions of self-aware brains ; Avoiding self-awareness failure -- The power of reflection. Learning to learn ; Decisions about decisions ; Collaborating and sharing ; Explaining ourselves ; Self-awareness in the age of machines ; Emulating Socrates
Control code
1184239514
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781541672840
Lccn
2020045255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030620618
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1184239514
Label
Know thyself : the science of self-awareness, Stephen M. Fleming
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Building minds that know themselves. How to be uncertain ; Algorithms for self-monitoring ; Knowing me, knowing you ; Billions of self-aware brains ; Avoiding self-awareness failure -- The power of reflection. Learning to learn ; Decisions about decisions ; Collaborating and sharing ; Explaining ourselves ; Self-awareness in the age of machines ; Emulating Socrates
Control code
1184239514
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 290 pages
Isbn
9781541672840
Lccn
2020045255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030620618
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1184239514

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