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Planned Activities

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

 

 





November 3rd, 2016


Patrick Plummer, Ph.D., from UCLA, is scheduled to give an online lecture titled The Effects of Context on Word Recognition. The lecture will be given on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016, at 18:00, lecture hall number 8, University building, ground floor.

You can find the abstract with details about the lecture below. More information about the lecturer is available at: http://reasoninglab.psych.ucla.edu/Labbies/PatrickPlummer.html.


The Effects of Context on Word Recognition

Abstract: Despite decades of psycholinguistic research, many aspects of language comprehension during reading are not clearly understood.  Furthering the understanding of skilled reading is an essential step toward developing more useful cognitive models of reading and better methods of instruction in literacy.  My work focuses on how readers coordinate the cognitive processes that underlie word identification and sentence comprehension with the constraints imposed by visual acuity and the requirements of fine oculomotor control. My talk will present work designed to investigate the influence of linguistic context on word recognition during reading using high temporal resolution eye-tracking methodologies. I will present one set of experiments that examined the effects of prior sentence context on the extraction of orthographic (letter) and phonological (sound) information at the earliest stages of word identification. A second set of experiments examined the influence of various corpus-based lexical characteristics on word recognition difficulty and eye-movement control during reading.  The results of these studies suggest that context is a crucial factor in the moment-to-moment processing of words as well as the encoding of word form and meaning in long-term memory.  Taken together, these findings have theoretical implications on the understanding of how sentence comprehension influences word recognition and how word meanings might be represented in the language processing system.



(Click here to see the poster)


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