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Center for Cognitive Sciences - University of Niš

Cognitive Science represents an interdisciplinary field of research in the domains of philosophy of mind, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, AI theory, cognitive anthropology and other disciplines.

Its origins can be traced back to the fifties, when researchers in various disciplines started developing theories based on complex mental representations and computational procedures (the computational theory of mind). In mid-1970s, the first Cognitive Science Society was founded, followed by the first cognitive journal named Cognitive Science. Since then, over 70 universities around the globe have formed curricula focused on cognitive science(s).

In Niš, various researchers employ a cognitive approach in the domains of neurology, psychiatry, linguistics, psychology and electronic engineering. So far, there have been no instutionalized forms of cooperation among them. The main aim of this project will be to promote interdisciplinary cooperation in the field of cognitive science by organizing meetings, seminars and lectures, as well as by initiating international cooperation with various institutions and creating an academic curriculum fully devoted to cognitive science. The Center's activities will involve not only academic staff, but also a number of students interested in the field.

Center for Cognitive Sciences was founded in July 2013. Its formation had been initiated by the Cognitive Science Forum.

Center for Cognitive Sciences is a member of the Cognitive Science, Knowledge Studies, and Knowledge Technologies CEEPUS III Academic Network.

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University of Niš - Center for Cognitive Sciences


March 1st, 2017

Keith Holyoak, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UCLA, is scheduled to give an online lecture titled Commonsense Moral Reasoning. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 1st, at 18:30, lecture hall number 8, University building, ground floor.

You can find more details about the lecture in the abstract below.


More information about the lecturer is available at:
http://reasoninglab.psych.ucla.edu/KeithHolyoak.html

Commonsense Moral Reasoning

Keith Holyoak

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, UCLA

How do ordinary people make judgments about moral issues? Work in ethical and legal philosophy, coupled with empirical evidence from psychology and neuroscience, casts serious doubt on one popular approach, based on utilitarianism. A more promising approach to developing a descriptive theory is based on a moderate form of deontology in which rights and duties constitute the core concepts underlying moral judgments. I will describe a deontological coherence theory that aims to unify findings in moral psychology that have often been interpreted in terms of a grab-bag of heuristics and biases. 



March / April 2017

Educational seminar:
Current Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Center for Cognitive Sciences is pleased to announce the seminar titled Current Trends in Cognitive Sciences. The seminar is intended for MA and Ph.D. students of Philology from the University of Niš. The participation in the seminar is free of charge and all participants will receive certificates of attendance at the end of the seminar.

The main goal of the event is to introduce students with both research methods and important research questions that are being investigated in the domain of Cognitive Sciences. It will include a series of lectures and workshops, and it will take place on the following dates:
March 18th, March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th (09:00 - 14:00).

Application deadline is March 6th, 2017, and all applications should be sent to:

vladimir.figar.81@gmail.com

Announced speakers:

Prof. Đorđe Vidanović, Ph.D.

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš

Prof. Mihailo Antović, Ph.D.

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš

Prof. Oliver Kutz, Ph.D.

KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Prof. Eugenia Hristova, Ph.D.

Center for Cognitive Science, Cognitive Science and Psychology Department, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Prof. Milkica Nešić, Ph.D.

Faculty of Medicine University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš

Asst. Prof. Dušan Stamenković, Ph.D.

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš

Miloš Tasić, MA

Faculty of Machine Engineering, University of Niš

Vladimir Figar, MA

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš and Center For Cognitive Sciences, Univeristy of Niš