Birgit Breninger is a Senior Lecturer in the Communication Studies Department at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria, and Head of the postgraduate programmes in Intercultural Competence (ICC) and the Master’s programme in Intercultural Studies (MIS), which she founded together with her colleague in 2005. Her special research interests include intercultural studies, culture and cognition, as well as conceptualising and measuring intercultural competence.Thomas Kaltenbacher is a Senior Scientist in Applied Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and the Centre for Neurocognitive Research at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria. He studied applied linguistics with a focus on psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics in Salzburg and Oxford. His research interests include multimodal language processing, reading eye movements, dyslexia and language pathology research. He is the CEO of the postgraduate intercultural studies programmes (ICC and MIS) at the Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria.