Understanding and Misunderstanding

  Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian         8 | 9 | 10 May 2014

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Welcome to the site of the final conference of the EuroUnderstanding programme of the European Science Foundation.

The conference Understanding and Misunderstanding has four main themes: concepts, communication, coordination and normativity. 5 keynote speakers join members and associate partners of the EuroUnderstanding collaborative research projects to offer their contribution to questions on the four themes:

  • How do communicative processes give rise to shared understandings, and how do these processes vary between cultures?
  • How do intercultural misunderstandings arise, and what are their consequences?
  • How do cultural and historical processes, and cultural-cognitive models, impinge on individual cognition, cognitive development and the development of personal identity?
  • How can intercultural communication be made more effective in diverse cultural contexts?

Keynote Speakers:


Chris Frith and Uta Frith UCL


Simon Garrod University of Glasgow


Ulrike Heuer University of Leeds


Barbara Malt University of Lehigh

Local Organizing Committe:

Teresa Marques, Gonçalo Santos, José Manuel Mestre, Catarina Aguiar, Filipa Seabra, Carla Simões.

LanCog Research Group/Centro de Filosofia da Universidade de Lisboa.


Scientific Committee:

Åsa Wikforss (University of Stockholm), Josef Perner (University of Salzburg), Günther Knoblich (Central European University), Teresa Marques (University of Lisbon), Anne Guehl and Sarah Moore (ESF).

Generously sponsored by:


European Science Foundation


Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian


Centro de FIlosofia da Universidade de Lisboa

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PhD in Cognitive Science of the University of Lisbon

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