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Joint CFIN/IMC/DNC seminar with guest talk by: Dr. Andriy Myachykov

MINDLab - Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) and Interacting Minds Centre are pleased to invite you to a joint CFIN/IMC/DNC seminar on June 24, 11am

2014.05.23 | Henriette Blæsild Vuust

Date Tue 24 Jun
Time 11:00 12:30
Location Aarhus University, Nobelparken building 1483-3, IMC meeting room 312

"The interplay between attention and grounded representations: Language, numbers, and affordances"

Dr Andriy Myachykov, Dept of Psychology, Northumbria University Newcastle


The question of the interplay between the domain-general and the domain-specific cognitive systems is at the heart of current psychological and neuroscientific research. This general question can be further subdivided into at least two more detailed questions. First, do mental representations that belong to different knowledge domains share similar organizational principles, resulting either from representational overlap or from the existence of higher-level representations shared between specific knowledge domains? Second, how do different domain-specific processes interface with the general systems of memory and attention? In my research, I pursue these two questions by conducting (1) cross-domain priming studies showing that similar organizational principles underlie representations from different abstract-knowledge systems (e.g. mental arithmetic and language syntax), and (2) studies that investigate the nature and properties of the attentional system subserving abstract (numbers and language) and concrete (manipulation affordances) mental operations. In my presentation, I will discuss results from my recent work in these two interrelated areas.


Date: Tuesday 24 June 2014

Time: 11:00 — 12:30

Location: Aarhus University, Nobelparken building 1483-3, IMC meeting room 312