Friday, September 17, 2010

Some people's brains are better-suited to introspection than others

Everybody reading this will automatically assume it applies to them, and most will be wrong:
A specific area of the brain, located near the front of your head in the prefrontal cortex, is responsible for introspection. People with more microstructures in this region are better at "metacognition," and possibly better decision-makers too.
They had me right up to the "better decision-makers" part. Cautious, maybe, but better?