COGD212 Телесност и познание


• Курсът ще представи подхода на телесност и познание, теорията и емпирични данни.

• Целта е да се получат задълбочени теоретични и практически познания в тази област и да се развие изследователски интерес.

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Обща психология


проф. Елена Андонова  д-р
гл. ас. Армине Джанян  д-р

Описание на курса:


Успешно завършилите курса студенти:

1) знаят:

• притежават задълбочени познания за взаимовръзка между телесност и познание на различни нива и в различни когнитивни области;

• познават методологията и изследователските подходи, използвани при изучаването на телесност и познание.

2) могат:

• да обсъждат, прилагат знанията и правят изследвания на механизмите на познанието в рамките на парадигмата имбодимент.

Предварителни изисквания:
• COGM001, COGM007, COGM904, COGM903.

• да имат необходимите познания по английски език за да могат свободно да четат, дискутират и пишат на английски език.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. Brain: Evolution and development
  2. Mirror neuron system - Mirror neurons in monkeys: Action and perception.
  3. Human Brain - Space, action and perception. - Language. - Emotion.
  4. Imagery and mental simulation
  5. Grounding cognition, part I. Understanding and simulation - Embodied action and perception. - Embodied language and concepts. - Embodied abstract concepts. - Action and object-related action disorders and mirror neurons.
  6. Grounding cognition, part II. Understanding and simulation – 12 часа - Imitation. - Embodied social cognition. - Language, body, and emotion. - Social disorders and mirror neurons.
  7. Research methodology - Reaction time. - Eye tracking. - Imaging technique.

Литература по темите:


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Markman, K.D., Klein, W.M.P, & Suhr, J.A. (Eds.) (2009). Handbook of imagination and mental simulation. NY: Psychology Press.

Pineda, J.A. (Ed.) (2009). Mirror neuron system. The role of mirroring processes in social cognition. NY: Humana Press.

Proctor, R.W., & Vu, K.-P.L. (2006). Stimulus-response compatibility principles. Data, theory, and application. NY: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group.

Semin, G.R., & Smith, E.R. (Eds.) (2008). Embodied grounding. Social, cognitive, affective, and neuroscientific approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


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