Is There a Role for Metacognitive Feelings in Cognitive Development?
Date given: Thursday, 25th May 2023
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These are notes and slides for a talk at PINA, Potsdam (Germany).
When and how do humans first acquire knowledge of simple facts about particular physical objects and their causal interactions, or about what another person believes? In this presentation I will introduce a very simple dual-process theory of development; identify a problem for this theory; and argue that solving this problem depends on recognising a role for metacognitive feelings in development. My aim is to support the view that metacognitive feelings may be important in the development of knowledge of objects and minds.