Center for Cognitive Sciences - University of Niš
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
founded, followed by the first cognitive journal named Cognitive Science
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
PROFESSOR MARK TURNER'S VISIT
Dr Mark Turner, Professor of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve
University and one of the leading cognitive scientists,
will be visiting University of Niš, Center for Cognitive
Sciences and Faculty of Philosophy from 1 May 2014 until 7 May
2014. The visit is supported by the US Embassy in Belgrade.
May 3 and 4, 2014