We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

How do you know when you’ve studied enough to pass an exam?

Should you accept the testimony of an eyewitness?

How do you know when to trust a doctor’s orders?

The answer is self awareness.


Self awareness is humans’ greatest superpower. Like the conductor of an orchestra, self awareness guides the musicians of the mind – memory, creativity, intelligence and skill – to perform at their best. So why do we so often get it wrong?

Drawing on his own pioneering studies, as well as cutting-edge research in computer science, psychology and evolutionary biology, Stephen Fleming shows how we can learn from this groundbreaking new science, and gain the edge in a rapidly changing world.