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Does metacognition necessarily involve metarepresentation ?

Abstract : Against the view that metacognition is a capacity that parallels theory of mind, it is argued that metacognition need not involve metarepresentation, nor semantic forms of reflexivity, but only process-reflexivity, through which a task-specific system monitors its own internal feedback by using quantitative cues. Metacognitive activities, however, may be redescribed in metarepresentational, mentalistic terms in species endowed with a theory of mind.
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Joëlle Proust. Does metacognition necessarily involve metarepresentation ?. Behavior and Brain Sciences, 2003, 26 (3), pp.352-352. ⟨ijn_00139315⟩



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