Metacognition of Concepts

Project Findings

New paper: Concept Appraisal

I’m very pleased to report that the Project’s interdisciplinary experimental work has now been published in Cognitive Science: Sapphira R. Thorne, Jake Quilty-Dunn, Joulia Smortchkova, Nicholas Shea*, & James A. Hampton (2021), ‘Concept Appraisal’, Cognitive Science, 45, e12978. [open access pdf] [link] In short, we find that people do reflect on or appraise…

New paper: can metacognitive development explain stages of conceptual development?

One rich source of evidence for philosophers interested in concepts is the developmental literature. Indeed, some of the most theoretically sophisticated theorists of concepts are developmental psychologists. A natural extension of asking about the way adults turn their metacognitive capacities onto their own concepts is to ask how children’s metacognition…

Brains Blog

Brains Blog have run an interesting symposium on my paper with Chris Frith on dual process theories and consciousness. There are three excellent commentaries and some useful points in the comments as well.   Shea, N. and Frith, C. F. (2016) ‘Dual-Process Theories and Consciousness: The Case for “Type Zero”…