Why I care about metacognition

Whatever I study, wherever I explore, I keep on coming back to metacognition—thinking about thinking. I care because to me it's the epitomy of what it means to be human. I care because metacognition is not only at the intersection of science and philosophy. It is the intersection of science and philosophy. Whether you consider neuroscience, AI, machine learning, the hard problem of consciousness, imagination, the question of reality (aka "are we living in a simulation?") you will always end up contemplating the concept of metacognition. Metacognition is the bridge made of the external and internal scaffolding needed for great thinking.