I am a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology and Principal Investigator at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging where I lead the Metacognition Group.
The question that drives most of what we do in the lab is: what supports the remarkable capacity for human self-awareness? To address this question we combine experimental and theoretical approaches (psychophysics, computational modelling, neuroimaging) to understand how people become self-aware of aspects of their cognition and behaviour (such as perception, memory and decision-making), and why such awareness is often impaired in psychiatric and neurological disorders. Current interests focus on understanding contributions of human prefrontal cortex to metacognition, and how self-awareness and social cognition may share a core neurocomputational basis.
On the web
- Response to: Metacognition in functional cognitive disorder: contradictory or convergent experimental results? Brain Communications DOI: 10.1093/braincomms/fcac139
- Mortality Awareness: New Directions OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying DOI: 10.1177/00302228221100640
- The actor’s insight: Actors have comparable interoception but better metacognition than nonactors. Emotion DOI: 10.1037/emo0001080
- View all publications by Steve Fleming