Metacognition: new developments and challenges

Metacognition: new developments and challenges
24 June 2021, 10.00am - 25 June 2021, 6.00pm
Conference / Symposium
Woburn Suite G22/26

*The event will be hybrid inperson - online, further details will be announced soon*

*See here for information regarding the Call for Papers*

Invited speakers:

Ophelia Deroy

LMU Munich

School of Advanced Study, University of London

Steve Fleming


Louise Goupil

École Normale Supérieure

John Morrison

Barnard College

Josef Perner

University of Salzburg

Joëlle Proust

Institut Jean Nicod

Alex Rosati 

University of Michigan

In recent years the scope of metacognition has expanded. Metacognitive processes seem to be involved in practically all cognitive faculties: perception, action, memory, learning, decision making, and conceptual thought are some examples. It encompasses many cases where metacognition operates without the person engaging in deliberate monitoring or control. Evidence for metacognition also extends to pre-verbal infants and non-human animals. But are there fundamentally different types of metacognition involved in different cases? And how should we capture the distinction: procedural vs. analytic, experience-based vs. information-based, implicit vs. explicit, core vs. late-developing, or some other way?

For enquires about the conference or to register an interest, please get in touch with Eloise Rowley

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme grant agreement No. 681422. For further information about the ‘Metacognition of Concepts’ project, see the project’s website: 



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