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

Project Details

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
Effective start/end date2015/10/192023/10/18

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Macerata
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Verona
  • University of Pennsylvania

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities


  • percepetion
  • cognition
  • reasoning
  • language