Metacognition of Concepts

Metacognition: new developments and challenges / Conference 23rd – 25th June 2021

23 June 2021, 2pm – 25 June 2021, 6pm

Organised by: Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London

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?

Wednesday 23rd June – Afternoon session: 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Contributed talks

2.00-2.20, Giacomo Melis, “Epistemic higher-order thinking and non-metarepresentational metacognition”

2.20-2.40, John Joseph Dorsch, “The Case for Embodied Metacognition Between Evaluative and  Metarepresentational Accounts”

2.40-3.00pm, Oriane Armand, “Inferential metacognition of perceptual and value-based decisions”

3.00-3.30pm Break

3.30-3.50, Sunae Kim, “Relation between metacognition and mindreading in young children: Cross-cultural investigation”

3.50-4.10, Kirsten H. Blakey et al., “Capacities for explicit metacognition may facilitate distinctively human cumulative culture”

4.10-4.30pm, Monika Derda & Michał Wierzchoń , “Disentangling the  component of conscious representation: questions and challenges”

Thursday 24th June, Morning session: 10.00am – 12.30pm – Invited Talks

10.00-10.45am, Louise Goupil (University of East London) “Core and situated metacognition”

10.45-11.00am         Break

11.00-11.45am, Ophélia Deroy (University of Munich) “Confidence as a communicative emotion”

11.45am-12.00pm    Break

12.00-12.30pm, Panel session:  Louise Goupil and Ophélia Deroy

Afternoon session: 2.00 – 4.30 pm – Poster Session and Invited Talks

2.00-2.40pm, Online poster session: session A

2.40-2.45                  Break

2.45-3.25pm, Online poster session: session B

3.25-3.30pm             Break

3.30-4.15pm, Alex Rosati (University of Michigan) “The primate roots of human metacognition”

4.15-4.30pm, Panel session: Alex Rosati and invited speakers

Friday 25th June, Morning session: 10.00am – 12.30pm – Invited Talks

10.00-10.45am, Josef Perner (University of Salzburg) “Do identity statements require metacognition?”

10.45-11.00am         Break

11.00-11.45am, Joëlle Proust (CNRS) “Dual-processing in metacognition : educational implications “

11.45am-12.00pm    Break

12.00-12.30pm, Panel session: Josef Perner and Joëlle Proust

Afternoon session: 2.00 – 4.30 pm – Invited Talks

2.00-2.45pm, Steve Fleming (UCL) “Neural and computational components of confidence”

2.45-3.00pm            Break

3.00-3.45pm,  John Morrison (Barnard College, Columbia University) “Probabilities in perception, probabilities about perception”

3.45-4.00pm            Break

4.00-4.30pm, Panel session: Steve Fleming and John Morrison         


Poster Session A, Thursday June 24th, 2.00pm – 2.40pm

Poster 1, Adam Bulley, Karolina M. Lempert, Colin Conwell, Muireann Irish, Daniel L Schacter – “Intertemporal choice reflects value comparison rather than self-control: insights from metacognitive confidence”

Poster 2, Sofia Navarro-Báez, Monika Undorf, Arndt Bröder –  “Cue learning via hidden covariation in judgments of learning JOLs: Explicit or implicit contributions?”

Poster 3, Xiao Hu, Jun Zheng, Ningxin Su, Tian fan, Chunliang Yang, Yue Yin, Stephen M Fleming, Liang Luo –  “A Bayesian Inference Model for Metamemory”

Poster 4, Baike Li, Xiao Hu, Chunliang Yang, Liang Luo  – “Mechanisms Underlying the Reactivity Effect of Confidence Ratings on Perceptual Decision-Making”

Poster 5, Sebastian Hellmann, Michael Zehetleitner, Manuel Rausch “Modelling confidence and reaction times in perceptual decision-making”

Poster 6, Tony Cheng, Lynn Chiu, Linus Ta-Lun Huang, Ying-Tung Lin, Yi Chuan Chen, Hsing-Hao Lee, Su-Ling Yeh –  “Metacognitive confidence in perception, interoception and memory”

Poster 7, Kristy Armitage, Alex H. Taylor, Thomas Suddendorf, Jonathan Redshaw – “Young Children Spontaneously Devise External Solutions to a Cognitive Problem”

Poster 8, Cate Maccoll, Jonathan Redshaw –  “Metacognitive Evaluations in Children’s Cognitive Offloading Decisions”

Poster 9, Szabolcs Kiss, Zoltán Jakab –  “Understanding Privileged Access and Metacognition in Children”

Poster 10, Polina Arbuzova – “Monitoring internal vs external information and domain-generality question in metacognition”

Poster 11, Liu Cuizhen – “Prediction Biases Perceptual Decision and Introspective Judgment”

Poster Session B, Thursday June 24th, 2.45pm – 3.25pm

Poster 12, Yunxuan Zheng, Danni Wang, Qun Ye, Futing Zou, Yao Li, Sze Chai Kwok  – “Diffusion property and functional connectivity of superior longitudinal fasciculus underpin human metacognition”

Poster 13, Madeleine Payne, J. Habicht, A. Bowler, N. Steinbais, T.U. Hauser – “I know better! Adolescents use emerging metacognition to allow them to ignore false advice from others”

Poster 14, Paulius Rimkevičius – “Metacognition of Philosophical Concepts”

Poster 15, Kaisa Kärki – “Procedural metacognition is necessary for intentionally omitting”

Poster 16, Kai Xue, Medha Shekhar, Dobromir Rahnev – “Examining the robustness of the relationship between metacognitive efficiency and metacognitive bias”

Poster 17, Anna Strasser – “How deep is the gap between one-function and two-functions approaches of metacognition?”

Poster 18, Sofiia Rappe – “Figuring out what is real in the predictive mind”

Poster 19, Manuel Rausch, Michael Zehetleitner – “How to measure metacognition? Evaluating false positive rates of traditional and hierarchical measures of metacognitive accuracy”

Poster 20, Nura Sidarus, Martina Kavanova, Vincent Valton, Jonathan Roiser, Adrien Kerebel – “Instrumental learning is disrupted by difficulty in an incidental decision”

Poster 21, Sergiu Spatan –  “A Metacognitive Account of the Feeling of Uncertainty”


For enquires about the conference 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: