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Arts, Culture, and Cognition

Arts, Culture and Cognition
Arts, Culture and Cognition

This theme group carries out research in the humanities incorporating findings from neuroscience and evolutionary biology and psychology. We study basic human cognitive processes based on our expertise in various areas of human culture, both of the past and the present. This research is both theoretical and based on case studies of human culture and cultural artifacts. Our expertise allows us to make a substantial contribution to the knowledge of human cultural cognition. We aim at contributing to the study of human cognition and its evolution from a humanities perspective, and to the study of human culture from the perspective of the sciences of cognition. Our work has a direct social impact: research on cultural cognition grounds the practical projects we carry out in the field of arts and culture education.

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