The value of advice from the perspective of a decision neuroscientist – Elisa van der Plas

Workstream 5
14 Jan, 2020

Elisa van der Plas writes on the value of advice from the perspective of a decision neuroscientist for Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging:

“Our lab investigates metacognition or ‘thinking about thinking’. This thinking can be about our one’s own thoughts, such as understanding that we perceive reality differently from how it objectively is; or thinking about other people’s thoughts, such as understanding that someone else perceives reality differently from us. This thinking, albeit being hidden somewhere deep in our cognition, can have very real consequences to everyday decisions. For example, a patient that does not acknowledge their illness may see little reason to comply to their medication or seek medical help.”

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