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List of illusions of understanding

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An illusion of understanding or illusion of knowing is a form of poor metacognition in which one thinks one knows something that one does not in fact know. An illusion of understanding can happen in both explainers and learners.

Name Description Whom does this illusion afflict? Example
Illusion of transparency Explainer
Double illusion of transparency Explainer and learner simultaneously
Illusion of explanatory depth Learner
Illusions of the outsourced mind [1]
Illusory superiority Explainer and learner (not necessarily simultaneously)
Impostor syndrome Explainer and learner (not necessarily simultaneously)