How Metacognition, or Thinking About Thinking, Can Improve the Mental-Health Crisis - Deepstash

Our world is facing a global mental health crisis, one that is unique to modern times. Neuroscientist and neurologist Adam Gazzaley calls this a problem of “

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How Metacognition, or Thinking About Thinking, Can Improve the Mental-Health Crisis

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Metacognition is a fancy word for what we all know and do hundreds of times each day. Ever tried to focus your attention? Attempted to regulate an emotion? Felt distracted and made the decision to ...

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A unique side effect of modern technology is that apps, games, social media and online content can hijack the learning pathways of the human b...

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But there is good news: the quiet growth of metacognitive research.

Decades of empirical studies have shown that metacognition is effective at decreasing 

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Metacognition is a fuzzy concept. One handy metaphor is to think of the brain as having both software and hardware. The software is our thoughts, feelings and conversations with others; the...

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Metacognitive therapy is unique in the sense that it involves the development of beneficial metacognitive beliefs

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We are already aware of many of these tools. And yet our practical minds require evidence before committing to them. The improving of attention through mental training  or meditati...

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Overcoming the cognition crisis partly depends on getting around our mind’s automatic pleasure-seeking . Int...

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It’s time we take care of our minds

We exercise, control what we eat and buy ergonomic desk chairs to take care of our bodies — it’s long past time we take the same care of our minds. There are so many evidence-based...

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Just as human health depends on mastering our own physical systems, the future of cognition depends on understanding and controlling our own psychological states. Solving the cognition cris...

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One has to know Oneself better first to know about others later. So it is wise to look into own mind to identify opportunities and skills.

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