How do you know if you know yourself? In this episode we speak to one of the leading scientists in the world of metacognition to find out what self-awareness is, why we have it, whether it's a blessing or a curse and how our own self-awareness impacts us.
Our expert guest:
Dr. Steve Fleming is one of the world's leading experts in the field of metacognition (the fancy science word for self-awareness). He is a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology and Principal Investigator at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, University College London. His research centres on furthering our understanding of the marvellous mystery of what drives human self-awareness. His latest book 'Know Thyself: The Science of Self-Awareness' will be released on April 27. The book takes some of the key findings in the field of metacognition and makes them easy and accessible for everyone to understand. By very nature of the topic, the book blends the objective science of self-awareness with philosophical inquiry and practical findings. You can find the book here. To learn more about Dr. Steve, head to his website or Twitter.
Our comedian guest:
Juan Miles, is back making him the first 3 time guest on the show. Juan is an Argentinian born, Berlin based stand-up comedian who I met living in Melbourne. He's one of the most wickedly funny people I know. As always, you can stay up-to-date with his news on his Instagram.