Cognitive Humanities

Speaker: Raphael Rosenberg


Cognitive Humanities are positioned at the interface between the scientific field of Cognitive Science and the humanities. Cognitive Humanities consists of two complementary approaches: On the one hand, the use of experimental cognitive methods such as eye-tracking, EEG, fEMG, fMRI to better answer questions of the humanities; on the other hand, the development and critical reflection of concepts, models, and approaches in the Cognitive Sciences, their methods and results.

Cognitive Humanities are an emerging interdisciplinary field currently developing a wide range of approaches in the respective disciplines. The combination of Cognitive Humanities in the Doctoral School CoBeNe is groundbreaking in that it provides on the one side a platform for interdisciplinary cooperation within the humanities to profit from the concepts of neighboring disciplines - from philosophy to art history and linguistics. In the near future we hope to add media science, musicology and literature studies. On the other side CoBeNe offers a unique value in bringing together fields from the humanities with empirically working cognitive disciplines of this Doctoral School giving rise to a worldwide unique cross-connection at the level of doctoral programs.     


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