Networks & Partners

We are happy to announce that we are in partnership with the following institutions to further research in cognition and the arts:

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Barbara Dancygier, Department of English
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

The UBC English Department includes 53 tenure-stream faculty, plus full-time sessional instructors and teaching assistants. In the department they have a range of scholars and teachers working in almost all areas of English linguistic and literary areas.
Barbara Dancygier is a cognitive linguist, interested in the applications of metaphor theory, blending, and construction grammar to a variety of phenomena, especially grammatical expression of viewpoint.
She also works on the applications of cognitive linguistic theories to literary discourse and is particularly interested in viewpoint phenomena in the narrative, and in formal correlates of literary meaning. She just started a project on theatre, adding the study of gesture and spatial viewpoint to the narrative framework developed in her recent books.


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The Neuro Humanities Network
University of Catania, Italy

The Neuro Humanities Studies Network aims at creating a multidisciplinary research community in order to develop and structure a linking platform for neuro-scientific, cognitive topics and humanities.


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Department of Aesthetics and Communication – Center for Semiotics
Aarhus University, Denmark

The center is an interdisciplinary powerhouse with frequent visits by international and Danish scholars who meet, share and explore ideas and research. The atmosphere is open and professional, with an international scope.

The center is renowned globally for its high educational and research standards and has been appointed an Elite Educational Institution by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.


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Institute for Culture and Society
University of Navarra, Spain

The Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) is an interdisciplinary research center in the Humanities and Social Sciences, founded by the University of Navarra in 2010. The ICS hosts over 60 researchers from over 17 countries, working on the major challenges of contemporary society, including projects on public discourse, emotional culture and identity, mind and brain, or contemporary art.


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Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts
Heath, MA, USA

Recognizing that no center exists for consolidating and developing research in the cognitive sciences and the arts, the Myrriefield Institute for Cognition and the Arts sponsors small gatherings of researchers from multiple disciplines to informally share their work, discuss issues, problems, and future directions, and to explore further collaboration in work associated with all aspects of the relations between the cognitive sciences and the arts.


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Department of Cognitive Science
Case Western Reserve University, USA

The Department of Cognitive Science at CWRU is unique in its focus on human higher-order cognition. Research emphases include the workings of the human mind in multimodal communication, design, art, and technology, the origins of human higher-order cognition, interaction of brain and culture in development and evolution, the role of the body and social interaction in shaping human cognition, and the operation of systems that human beings have invented to guide their thought and action individually and culturally.


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Cognition and Critical Theory
University of Vienna, Austria

Cognitive Critical and Cultural Theory is a program of research at the University of Vienna initiated by Christa Knellwolf King. It responds to the need to rethink the premises of critical and cultural theory which have been challenged by neuroscientific definitions of identity and consciousness.