Evidence for animal metaminds

Justin J. Couchman, Michael J. Beran, Mariana V.C. Coutinho, Joseph Boomer, J. David Smith

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)


Humans have the ability to monitor their own cognition and change their behaviour based on information gleaned from that monitoring. We think about our own thinking, and are often fully aware of our mental states. This metacognitive ability is closely linked to, and may be the basis for, human consciousness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoundations of Metacognition
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191745867
ISBN (Print)9780199646739
Publication statusPublished - Jan 24 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Comparative psychology
  • Consciousness
  • Memory
  • Metacognition
  • Monkeys
  • Perception
  • Psychophysics
  • Uncertainty monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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