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Concepts, Actions and Objects: Functional and Neural Perspectives

The goal of this Rovereto workshop is to provide a unique forum for researchers from a range of perspectives who are interested in Concepts, Actions, and Objects to come together to discuss their research and develop new directions and collaborations.

The workshop differs from larger conferences in so far as there are a small number of speakers (all invited) and there are no concurrent talks. In addition to the individual talks, there will be a poster session for students, post-docs and young researchers to present their work.

Invited Speakers:

  • Irving Biederman, University of Southern California, USA
  • Brad Duchaine, Dartmouth College, USA
  • Patrick Haggard, University College London, UK
  • Antonia Hamilton, University College London, UK
  • Zoe Kourtzi, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Marius Peelen, University of Trento, Italy
  • Tim Shallice, SISSA, Italy
  • Yaoda Xu, Harvard University, USA
  • Ehud Zohary, Hebrew University, Israel


The workshop will begin on the evening of the 8th of May, at 6:00 PM with a welcome reception which is open to all attendees, and end on the 11th of May, at 1:00 PM. There will be a Social Dinner (optional) on the evening of the 10th.
All sessions (including registration) will be held at Palazzo Istruzione (also called Palazzo Piomarta), Corso Bettini, 84 - Rovereto, Italy.

Program is available here

Program of poster session is available here

How to reach us

The venue of the workshop is Palazzo Istruzione (also called Palazzo Piomarta), Corso Bettini 84, just a 10 minute walk from the train station. For information on how to get to Rovereto, click here and the map of Rovereto, click here





  • Alfonso Caramazza, CIMeC, University of Trento, Italy; Harvard University, USA
  • Melvyn Goodale, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Brad Mahon, University of Rochester, USA
  • Alex Martin, The National Institute of Mental Health, USA
  • Marius Peelen, CIMeC, University of Trento, Italy


The list of CAOs award winners is available in the box info


Conference Office

Communication services – Rovereto Branch
University of Trento
Corso Bettini, 84, 38068 Rovereto (TN)
fax +39 0464 808459