Summer University in Experimental Methods in the Study of Cognition and Culture

This 4-week course to take place at Aarhus University, Denmark, August 1 – 26, 2011 is aimed at graduate students in the humanities and social sciences interested in an introduction to experimental methods engaging questions in the interface of cognition and culture. The course will combine top-level lectures by internationally renowned specialists (Pascal Boyer, Jessie Prinz, Quinton Deeley and Chris and Uta Frith), with practical instructions, teaching and workshops aimed to enhance students' abilities to engage in concrete research projects that address well-defined research questions.

 

 

 

 

 

The course thus aims to (a) sharpen participants' theoretical awareness through concrete instructions in a number of experimental methods (e.g. behavioral experiments, game theory, fMRI); (b) enhance their abilities to identify and delineate relevant scientific problems; and to (c) construct realistic research projects through a 'hand-on-process' involving cooperation in small groups aimed at constructing, and perhaps piloting, concrete experiments.

The course is organized by the research group on Religion, Cognition and Culture (RCC), at the Section for the Study of Religion, in cooperation with MINDLab, Aarhus University. Deadline for application: March 15. (contact person: Associate Professor, Jesper Sørensen, Section for the Study of Religion, Aarhus University: jsn AT teo.au.dk).

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