The Affective Turn in Cognitive Science

June 22, 2022 - June 24, 2022
University of Parma


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The 2022 Italian Association of Cognitive Science (AISC) midterm Conference will be held at the University of Parma on June 22-24 and will be hosted by the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries (DUSIC).
This will be an in-person event.

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In recent decades research in cognitive science has witnessed an upsurge of interest in affective phenomena such as emotions, feelings ,and moods, and the role they play in guiding cognitive, motivational, and decision-making processes. The aim of this conference is to improve our understanding of affective phenomena and of the relation between cognition and affectivity by bringing together scholars from the humanities and the natural sciences.

We are interested in exploring a broad range of questions, including the following: How do affective and cognitive phenomena interact in human and nonhuman animals? How may we better understand and describe the complex relationship between affective states (emotions, moods, etc.) and cognitive states (beliefs, thoughts, etc.)? What happens when such a relationship becomes disrupted? What is the role of cognitive science in exploring affective phenomena? What is the role of interdisciplinary research and practice when it comes to devising new paradigms and professional opportunities in the field of affective science?

Sponsored by
  • Neuroscience and the Humanities Lab, University of Parma.
  • University Center of Bioethics, University of Parma.
  • Institute of Neuroscience, CNR, Parma.
  • Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.
  • Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Cultural Industries (DUSIC), University of Parma

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