Understanding Communication and Understanding Minds: The Role of Metarepresentations

The CEU Summer University announces the course "Understanding Communication and Understanding Minds: The Role of Metarepresentations", which will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from June 27 to July 2. [READMORE]



Ildiko Kiraly, Department of Cognitive Psychology, Eotvos Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Dan Sperber, Cognitive Science Department, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary


Peter Carruthers, Philosophy Department, University of Maryland, USA
Kourken Michaelian, Philosophy Department, University of Otago, New Zealand
Richard Moore, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt University, Germany
Josef Perner, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg, Austria
Hannes Rakoczy, Department of Cognitive Developmental Psychology, University of Göttingen, Germany
Paula Rubio Fernandez, Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas, University of Oslo, Norway
Thom Scott-Phillips, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK
Gergely Csibra, Cognitive Science Department, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Agnes Kovacs, Cognitive Science Department, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary


It has long been recognized that the human capacity for metarepresentation is at the basis for our proclivity to cooperate and communicate. However, the relationship of metarepresentation and communication has recently taken center stage in some of discussions at the heart of cognitive science, philosophy, anthropology and linguistics. Research in areas as diverse as language evolution, theory of mind and reasoning has been profoundly influenced by a new look at the role metarepresentations play in communicative interaction. This summer school brings together some of the key figures in these debates from a variety of disciplines in order to illuminate this relationship further and offer students and researchers a forum to discuss ideas at the cutting edge of this field.

Application deadline: February 14, 2016


Central European University’s summer school (CEU SUN), established in 1996, is a program in English for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals. It offers high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty). Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available.

For further academic information on the course and on eligibility criteria and funding options please visit the web site at http://www.summeruniversity.ceu.edu/understanding-2016

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