ProjectKoordinationsfonds

Basic data

Title:
Koordinationsfonds
Duration:
10/1/2020 to 9/30/2023
Abstract / short description:
The question of how the human mind represents the internal and external world plays a major role in theories of human cognition. Central to this question is the distinction between modal vs. amodal representational formats. It has often been assumed that one or the other of these two types of representations underlies cognitive processing in a certain domain of cognition (e.g., mental imagery, language). In the present proposal, however, we assume that in most cognitive domains both formats play a major role. We believe that a comprehensive theory of cognition requires a solid understanding of these representational formats and their functional roles within and across different domains of cognition, the developmental trajectory of these representational formats and their role in dysfunctional behavior. This proposal aims at such an overarching perspective that brings together the scattered research from different subdisciplines of psychology on modal and amodal representational formats to unravel their functional principles and their interactions.
Keywords:
Kognitiver Psychologie, Mentale Repräsentationen

Involved staff

Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

Contact persons

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

Other staff

Institute of Psychology
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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