Aim and Scope

Cognitive feelings encompass subjective and metacognitive experiences related to perception and action. They involve sensations such as knowing, confidence, reality, fluency, and more, which are associated with a wide range of cognitive processes. Of great interest are the neural and bodily mechanisms underlying these subjective experiences. Does predictive processing in the brain contribute to these experiences? How do physiological states correspond to subjective feelings? Elucidating the origins and dynamics of cognitive feelings is an exciting challenge in unraveling the mysteries of human intelligence.

This symposium aims to share the latest findings, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations in the relevant fields. We invite experts who study cognitive feelings and/or predictive processing in the brain. The symposium will cover various topics, including consciousness, self-awareness, emotion, interoception, developmental and psychiatric disorders, and more. Interdisciplinary approaches integrating neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, computer science, and robotics have been demonstrating great potential in uncovering and replicating cognitive feelings and predictive processing in both natural and artificial systems. We hope that this symposium will contribute to the development of innovative approaches for understanding the mysteries of human intelligence.

Keynote Speakers

Anil Seth

Professor, University of Sussex

Invited Speakers


Program (tentative)

[Day 1] Wednesday, July 19
13:00-13:20 Opening
13:20-14:20 Keynote 1
14:20-17:10 Session 1
[Day 2] Thursday, July 20
09:00-10:00 Keynote 2
10:00-12:20 Session 2
12:20-14:00 Poster & Lunch
14:00-16:50 Session 3
16:50-17:00 Closing

Call for Posters



Ito International Research Center, The University of Tokyo

7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyou-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

Access (Google map)

  • 8 minutes’ walk from Hongo-sanchome Station (Marunouchi Line)
  • 6 minutes’ walk from Hongo-sanchome Station (Oedo Line)
  • 10 minutes’ walk from Kasuga Station (Mita Line)


CREST “Cognitive Feelings that Mediate Between Perception and Emotion

Nagai Lab, International Research Center for Neurointelligence, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Email: office [AT]

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