Arts and Brain in Culture

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LWX048M05
Vaknaam Arts and Brain in Culture
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Arts and Brain in Culture
Leerdoelen The student is able to critically assess existing research in the field of arts and cognition.
The student is able to design qualitative and/or quantitative empirical research in the field of arts and cognition.
The student is able to clearly and succinctly present his/her scientific findings orally (presentation) and in written form (paper) to an audience of peers.
Omschrijving The cognitive underpinnings of art and culture are notoriously difficult to research empirically. The reasons for this are twofold: 1. There is an absence of an agreed upon theory and 2. There exists a vast complexity of cultural and artistic behavior. In this course, we will deal with both issues. First we critically discuss the theoretical frameworks available for the empirical study of human cultural and artistic cognition (Dutton, Ramachandran, Zeki, Donald, Noë, Kandel, Dissanayake). Secondly, we investigate quantitative and qualitative empirical methods used to study artistic and cultural cognitive processes. Students will then develop hypotheses via a small-scale empirical research project that allows them to test their hypotheses. Eventually, the research proposal can be developed into an MA-thesis research project.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm werkstuk(ken)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. B.P. van Heusden
Docent(en) prof. dr. B.P. van Heusden
Verplichte literatuur
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Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor's degree in KCM or an equivalent qualification in the opinion of the Board of Examiners.
Opmerkingen This module builds upon the Arts and Cognition modules in the ACM program (first year) and the University Minor Culture and Cognition (third year).
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 4 semester I b mast
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