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


  • 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
Effective start/end date2014/01/012021/12/31


Related research output

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sara Farshchi, Carita Paradis & Richard Andersson, 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

Paradis, C. (First/primary/lead supervisor), Richard Andersson (Joint second supervisor), Andersson, A. (Joint second supervisor), van de Weijer, J. (Joint second supervisor)

Activity: Examination and supervisionSupervision of PhD students

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