How the human mind makes use of contraries in everyday life: A new multidimensional approach to contraries in perception, language, reasoning and emotions

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities

Keywords

  • percpetion, cognition, reasoning, language

Layman's description

Contraries are pervasive in our perceptual experience of the world, our emotions, our system of classification, our reasoning processes and in language. What lies behind this? Are we dealing with a really basic cognitive structure? Through various kinds of experiments, this project studies the invariant structures of opposition as they emerge from various different cognitive functions and consider
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2014/01/012021/12/31

Participants

  • Carita Paradis - English Studies (PI)
  • Savardi, Ugo - LocalizedString(id=52321246, text={sv_SE=University of Macerata, en_GB=University of Macerata}) (PI)
  • Bianchi, Ivana - LocalizedString(id=52321246, text={sv_SE=University of Macerata, en_GB=University of Macerata}) (PI)
  • Burro, Roberto (PI)
  • Ball, Linden - LocalizedString(id=52319894, text={sv_SE=University of Central Lancashire, en_GB=University of Central Lancashire}) (PI)
  • Bertamini, Marco - LocalizedString(id=52320732, text={sv_SE=University of Liverpool, en_GB=University of Liverpool}) (PI)
  • Kubovy, Michael - LocalizedString(id=52318677, text={sv_SE=University of Virginia, en_GB=University of Virginia}) (PI)
  • Giora, Rachel (PI)
  • Verstegen, Ian - LocalizedString(id=52318677, text={sv_SE=University of Virginia, en_GB=University of Virginia}) (PI)
  • Joost van de Weijer - General Linguistics (PI)
  • Sara Farshchi - English Studies (Research student)

Related research output

Bianchi, I., Carita Paradis, Burro, R., Joost van de Weijer, Marcus Nyström & Savardi, U., 2017 Oct, In : Acta Psychologica. 180, p. 175-189

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sara Farshchi, Carita Paradis & Andersson, R., 2017 Apr 27

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Carita Paradis & Joost van de Weijer, 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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Related activities

Carita Paradis (First/primary/lead supervisor), Richard Andersson (Joint second supervisor), Annika Andersson (Joint second supervisor), Joost van de Weijer (Joint second supervisor)
20152019

Activity: Examination and supervisionSupervision of PhD students

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