CFP: Metacognition: new developments and challenges

Submission deadline: March 6, 2020

Conference date(s):
May 12, 2020 - May 13, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Institute of Philosophy
London, United Kingdom

Topic areas


Invited Speakers:

·         Ophélia Deroy (Munich)

·         Steve Fleming (UCL)

·         Louise Goupil (IRCAM)

·         John Morrison (Columbia)

·         Josef Perner (Salzburg)

·         Joëlle Proust (CNRS)

·         Alex Rosati (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?

Guidelines for submission

Scholars from philosophy and the cognitive sciences are invited to submit an abstract which will be considered for either a poster or a short talk (15 to 20 minutes) on any topic related to metacognition. Please send your submissions to Emily Gardner mailto:[email protected] and indicate in the body of the email your name and affiliation.

Submission documents should be prepared for anonymous review and attached as a Word document to the email. The anonymized document should contain:

  • the title of the presentation
  • the abstract (1000 words max), which outlines the main argument or the main empirical contribution within the field of metacognition  
  • whether you have a preference for a talk or a poster presentation  

For enquires about the conference please get in touch with Joulia Smortchkova [email protected].  

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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#Metacognition, #Perception, #Animal cognition, #Infant cognition, #Social cognition