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Current Programme

Below you can find the dates and times of the online Virtual PPIG seminars, as well as the current programme with a schedule of presentations.


(every other Wednesday)

May 6th & 20th

June 3rd & 17th

July 1st, 15th, & 29th

August 12th & 26th


18:00 – 19:30 BST

Structure of Online Sessions

1 hour and 10 minute sessions (with 20 mins flexibility)
Presentation: 30 minutes
Breakout Room Chat: 10 minutes
Group Q&A: 30 minutes


Presentation Topics & Confirmed Speakers



language acquisition, concept deployment, topics from developmental psychology and comparative psychology, affective science and emotion, the role of interoception in cognition, topics from embodied, extended and enacted cognition, affordances, computational theories of the mind.

Confirmed Speakers


May 6th
Carrie Figdor
(University of Iowa)
“What could cognition be, if not human cognition?”


May 20th
Michael Wheeler
(University of Stirling)
“Cognition in the (not so) Wild: Creativity, Experimentation and the Nature of Embodied Thinking”


Thinking about thinking

metacognition, metarepresentational metacognition, procedural metacognition, affect-based metacognition, monitoring and control of cognition, epistemic emotions and metacognitive feelings, feeling of knowing judgments, cognitive affordances, insight, awareness, self-consciousness.

Confirmed Speakers


June 3rd
Joulia Smortchkova
(University of Oxford)
“Metacognition and Conceptual Change”


June 17th
Andy Clark
(University of Sussex)
“Hacking the Predictive Mind”


July 1st
Joëlle Proust
(L’Institut Jean-Nicod)
“Cognitive Agency and its Feelings“


July 15th
Janet Metcalfe
(Columbia University)
“Metacognitive Model of Epistemic Curiosity”


July 29th
John Vervaeke
(University of Toronto)
“Virtual Science Through Virtual Being on Mars”



Thinking about the thinking of others

social cognition, joint attention, collective intentionality, mindreading, competitive versus cooperative mindreading,  enculturalization, cultural affordances, socialization, norms and rationality.

Confirmed Speakers


Aug 12th
Shaun Gallagher
(University of Memphis)
“A Meshy Exchange: Thinking and Performance in Conversation”


Aug 26th
Maxwell Ramstead
(McGill University)
“Towards a variational ecology: Multi-scale active inference”



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