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

Project: Network

Project Details


Opposites are pervasive in our perceptual experience of the world, our emotions, our systems of classification, our reasoning processes and our language. What lies behind this fact? Are we dealing here with a really basic cognitive structure?
By means of experimentation, this project will study the invariant structures of opposition as they emerge from various different cognitive functions and will consider the consequences of these results in terms of theory, methodology and application to specific contexts.
Effective start/end date2023/11/012031/10/31

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • University of Verona (Joint applicant)
  • University of Macerata (Joint applicant)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Joint applicant)
  • University of Central Lancashire (Joint applicant)