The investigation of inner speech and the contribution of linguistic processes and representations to cognition has a long tradition in various disciplines ranging from philosophy to psychology and cognitive neuroscience. As an elusive topic the target of which cannot be directly observed, the tools that are used to describe inner speech and inner language qualitatively and quantitatively, are diverse across disciplines. This workshop would like to bring together international scholars that have worked on inner speech and language from different research perspectives.  This includes philosophical theorizing, descriptive and experimental approaches as well as neurophysiological tools to assess inner speech and inner language. The goal of the workshop is to advance the understanding of the phenomenology of inner speech (including questions about its various forms and domains) as well as the supporting neural mechanisms contributing to it, and, more importantly, to identify research gaps that should be tackled in the future.

We are looking forward to scientific talks from

Benjamin Alderson-Day (Durham University)

Miriam Gade (MSB Medical School Berlin)

Sharon Geva (University College London)

Christopher Gauker (University of Salzburg)

Stefanie Höhl (University of Vienna)

Nikola Kompa (University of Osnabrück)

Hélène Loevenbruck (CNRS - UGA Grenoble)

Nivedita Mani (University of Göttingen)

Gary Oppenheim (Bangor University)

Sonja Rossi (Medical University Innsbruck)

Xing Tian (NYU Shanghai)

 Workshop Program


Guests from all disciplines are welcome to participate in the INSL workshop. In order to plan our ressources we need to know how many guests we can expect (in case of large numbers of interested people we might need to restrict the number of accepted participants, but this is not anticipated). There is no registration fee. If you like to participate please register here, and we will send you the conference link (ZOOM) in due time.