The Fourth Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics

  • Juan Mendoza (talare)

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The conference theme of IACS4 2022 is SEMIOTIC COMPLEXITIES: Theory & Analysis. It aims to account for the complexities of semiotics, that is, for the intricacies of semiotic processes in a broad range of semiotic systems, with a focus on either cognitive, monomodal, crossmodal or multimodal processes of meaning construal. While the theme is rather broad and non-restrictive, it is intended to encourage contributions showing how theoretical frameworks and methods of analysis may mutually enhance each other and thus offer truly new insights into the merits of semiotic inquiry and advance the cross-disciplinary enterprise of cognitive semiotics.

Abstract of the presentation
I will present a model of six levels of agency, an agency hierarchy, based on fundamental theoretical and methodological principles of cognitive semiotics (Mendoza-Collazos & Zlatev, in press). The model aims to expand the scope of cognitive neuroscience, improving the way in which agency is construed. Neuroscientists are proficient at measuring neural activity in relation to simple bodily movements, and they have been providing valuable findings for understanding the lower layers of agency, at least from the anatomical point of view. Nevertheless, the findings are difficult to understand beyond the biological mechanisms, and to integrate them within a more situated, ecological approach. I propose that a cognitive semiotic approach to agency fits well with previous and emerging paradigms of cognitive neuroscience, while an additional contribution is methodological: a phenomenologyladen triangulation mediating the loop between conceptual analysis, intersubjective-validated explanations, and brain imaging experiments. The loop potentially allows higher correlational reliability of neuroscientific approaches to agency by triangulating the findings with multiple perspectives of analysis.
Period2022 juni 152022 juni 18
Typ av evenemangKonferens
PlatsAachen, TysklandVisa på karta

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Humaniora
  • Design
  • Filosofi
  • Övrig annan humaniora