ProjectMetamotorlab Phase 2 – Come together: Bridging Education Research and Cognitive Neuroscience by Investigating…

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Acronym:
Metamotorlab Phase 2
Title:
Come together: Bridging Education Research and Cognitive Neuroscience by Investigating Motor Metacognition in Music Learning
Duration:
01/11/2023 to 31/10/2026
Abstract / short description:
Metacognition of action - behaviour and brain bases: As humans, we can monitor and report that we have perceived an event generated in the external world. We can also accurately report mental states generated internally like the contents of our thoughts, the focus of our attention or our intentions to move. This ability to monitor diverse cognitive functions is called metacognition and, despite its importance, its underlying brain mechanisms remain largely
unknown. Studying metacognition is not straightforward. In the perceptual domain, researchers typically present carefully controlled stimuli to experimental participants, in order to measure metacognitive ability independently from the associated perceptual ability. Studying metacognition of internally generated processes is even more challenging because - almost by definition - these cannot be experimentally controlled. The project takes on this challenge and asks to what extent we can monitor our motor intentions, preparation and execution. It then seeks to identify the brain mechanisms underlying this ability. It will ask whether, and to what extent, the principles of perceptual metacognition of externally generated stimuli apply to internally generated processes. By studying the brain mechanisms that support metacognition of internal processes the project will contribute to understanding what makes each one of us an
individual "me".

Involved staff

Managers

Hector Institute of Education Science
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Contact persons

Hector Institute of Education Science
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Local organizational units

Hector Institute of Education Science
Department of Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Funders

Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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