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Title: The secret life of fluency

Authors: Danny Oppenheimer


In this talk I explore the notion that metacognition plays a central role in judgment and cognition more generally. In particular, I will discuss how fluency - the metacognitive feeling of ease or difficulty associated with a mental process - has an impact on strategy selection, cue selection, mental representation, and is itself used as a cue towards judgments. The findings suggest that various metacognitive cues can lead to qualitatively different judgments, and that an understanding of metacognition is an important step to understanding judgment.