The "Vienna CogSciHub” is a network of researchers at the University of Vienna active in various disciplines of Cognitive Science and Neuroscience

The overarching goal of the Vienna Cognitive Science Hub is to foster interdisciplinary research in the cognitive sciences in Vienna. A unique characteristic of our Hub is that we incorporate “cognitive sciences” in the broadest sense, not just “traditional” fields like psychology and computer science, but also the humanities (art history, linguistics, musicology, and philosophy), and life sciences (cognitive biology, evolution research, and neuroscience). The core topic binding these fields together is methodology: the scientists in the Hub share an empirical mind-set that involves using (and often sharing) a diverse set of methods including eye-tracking, statistical modelling, field methods, virtual reality, EEG, fMRI, and brain stimulation (TMS and tDCS). Meeting as well as office space, and shared research equipment will soon be housed in a shared center, the Vienna CogSciLabs.

At present, the three core research topics in the Vienna CogSciHub are:

  • Visual Perception, Aesthetics, and Decision Making
  • Social Cognition and Behavior
  • Communication, Language, and Music 

Planned expansions of these and other topics into neuroscience are part of Vienna CogsciHub's immediate agenda for the future.

Services

We strengthen existing research and elicit new and innovative interdisciplinary approaches by disseminating methodological expertise, providing research services in the domains of statistics, data science, a subject recruiting system, as well as seed grants for proposal writingmatchmaking for scholars of different disciplines, and access to research labs as to foster common research questions and projects. 

Associations

Educational programs associated with the CogSciHub are the ViennaDoctoralSchool CoBeNe (Vienna Doctoral School "Cognition, Behavior, Neuroscience") and MEi:CogSci (Middle European Interdisciplinary Master Programme in Cognitive Science).

 News

Check out interesting calls, awards and third party funding possiblities!

Frustration is not only shared among human, but also in ravens: birds behaved pessimistic after they had previously observed a frustrated conspecific....

From Pussy Riot and Notre Dame to music in the concentration camp, experts discussed at a Science Talk from the Ministry of Education whether art has...

In an emergency, about every third person in Austria makes first aid. Whether or not we help depends, among other things, on whether we can empathize...

APA covers a report on the two speakers Nicola S. Clayton and Clive Wilkins at the Opening Symposium Cognitive Science Hub.

A successful and enchanting start of the research network Vienna CogSciHub. Reports, media & photographs are updated sequentially!

Events

Dienstag, 23. Juli 2019 - 08:30

univie: summer school 2019

Seminar, Workshop, Kurs

Samstag, 27. Juli 2019 - 11:30

Guided Tours through the Main Building

Führung

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