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Why Mental Self-Awareness Is Good for Your Brain

Mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other related practices all prioritize this form of ‘self-monitoring’

The human brain possesses a remarkable capability that most take for granted and few fully appreciate: It can watch itself work.

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Markham Heid

I’m a long-time contributor at TIME and other media orgs. I write mostly about health. I grew up in Michigan, but these days I live in southwest Germany.