Daily Archives: March 4, 2019

Social context alters metacognition

Metacognition is the ability to monitor and evaluate one’s own cognitive processes. In social contexts, such performance evaluations are also influenced by the behavior of others, e.g. others’ decisions and actions. However, in tasks where the feedback of the ground truth is … Continue reading

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Advantaged socioeconomic conditions in childhood are associated with higher cognitive functioning but stronger cognitive decline in older age

Cognitive aging is characterized by large heterogeneity, which may be due to variations in childhood socioeconomic conditions (CSC). Although there is substantial evidence for an effect of CSC on levels of cognitive functioning at an older age, results on associations with cognitive decline are … Continue reading

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