CSMN, Georg Morgenstiernes hus (map)
(NB: Please note schedule change for Tuesday April 29. Details below.)
Metacognition, roughly the ability to monitor and control one’s cognitive processes, has been studied in psychology for several decades. Recent studies suggest that some non-human primates also have this ability, and document in increasing detail its pattern of development over the human lifespan.
In her recent book Joëlle Proust argues that metacognitive abilities are distinct from and do not rely on metarepresentational abilities, and examines the consequences of this view for several key questions about the mind, including for mental agency and our sense of self. She explores the role of metacognition in these areas with reference to non-human primates, normally developing humans at various stages of development, and disturbances in such psychopathologies as schizophrenia.
This workshop will address metacognition and its relationship to closely related notions such as mentalization, mental action, introspection, and reasoning.
The workshop will take place on two days: Monday April 28 has an emphasis on philosophical questions, while Tuesday April 29 brings together perspectives from philosophy and clinical psychology/psychiatry.
The workshop is free, and open to anyone interested.