Austria, Vienna

Cognition, Art, and Culture

when 26 August 2016 - 2 September 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 120

The Cognitive Turn initiated in Psychology and Computer Science has reached the Social Sciences and Humanities that traditionally study art and culture. The new encounter of academic disciplines poses challenges for researchers, teachers and students. At the first glance incompatible conceptualizations of the objects of investigation (here works of art and their creation and perception) and differences in applied methodologies (quantitative vs. qualitative) require skills in interdisciplinary scientific communication.


The univie: summer school in Cognitive Science will bring together scholars from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and art history, to explore the new paradigms of empirical aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, cognitive science and empirical methods (fMRI, Eye Tracking, Facial EMG) in theory and practice. It is addressed to PhD students of the arts, humanities and social sciences. Post Docs in the humanities who want to broaden their expertise on empirical methods and
motivated/advanced Master students with experience in interdisciplinary work are welcome to apply.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend all key-note lectures and the parallel presentation sessions with the leading researchers of the international congress of the IAEA 2016.

Excursions to important institutions in Vienna will round off this inspiring late summer experience.



Speakers

- Anjan Chatterjee (University of Pennsylvania, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience; Neurology at Pennsylvania Hospital)

- Paul Hekkert (Delft University of Technology, Faculty Industrial Design Engineering)

- Helmut Leder (University Vienna, Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, Faculty of Psychology)

- Markus Peschl (University Vienna, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy and Education)

- Raphael Rosenberg (University Vienna, Department of Art History)

- Natalie Sebanz (Central European University Budapest, Department of Cognitive Science)

- Gabrielle Starr (New York University, Department of English)

- Special Guest: Stefan Sagmeister (graphic designer, Sagmeister&Walsh, New York)



What we offer

- A seven days program with international speakers

- Access to key notes, panels and sessions at the IAEA 2016 congress

- Networking opportunities at the social evening of IAEA 2016

- Excursions

- Assistance in organizational matters concerning your stay

Target group

The school is addressed to PhD students of the arts, humanities and social sciences. Post Docs in the humanities who want to broaden their expertise on empirical methods and
motivated/advanced Master students with experience in interdisciplinary work are welcome to apply.

Fee info

EUR 120: Euro 120: tuition for the summer school

We also offer students individual rooms in dormitories for approximately €300 for the course duration

Travel on your own expense