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dr. A. (Alejandra) Wah

Assistant Professor in Arts and Cognition
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Biographical Note. Alejandra Wah is Assistant Professor of Arts and Cognition at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her research interests focus on the biology of human perception, memory, imagination, and metacognition to explain the development (from infancy to senescence), the evolution (from Australopithecines to Homo sapiens), and the possible functions (to improve health and well-being) of the human capacity to communicate and experience nonverbal and verbal narratives by means of music, song, dance, pantomime, drawing, pretend play, and language.

Fellowships and Research Grants. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); Delta Grant, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW); Jumex Foundation; Mexican National Fund for the Culture and the Arts (FONCA); Ubbo Emmius Funds, University of Groningen; Dr. Hendrik Muller's National Foundation, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

International Conferences. Norwegian University of Science in Trondheim, Norway; Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies in Aarhus, Denmark; Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan; Bangor University in North Wales in the context of the International Conference Cognitive Futures of the Humanities; University of Manchester in the United Kingdom; Ibero-American University in Mexico City; Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland; Mickiewicz University in PoznaƄ, Poland; Instituto Universitário in Estoril, Portugal; University of Leiden in the context of the Cognition, Behavior, and Evolution Network meeting; and University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Certificate. University Teaching Qualification Diploma / Basiskwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO)

Languages. Spanish (First Language); English (TOEFL); Dutch (NT2 II); French (DELF A2); Portuguese (CELF A1)

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