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Universitärer Forschungsschwerpunkt Kognitionswissenschaften
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Research Focus Cognitive Sciences

Cognitive sciences represent one of four main research areas of the University of Potsdam. The university's Research Focus Cognitive Sciences (RFCS) unites scientists from different faculties. In interdisciplinary research teams, researchers from psychology, linguistics and philosophy as well as from sports and health sciences, mathematics, physics and computer scientists work closely together.

Prominent examples of the intensive successful cooperation are the two Collaborative Research Centres currently funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG): "The Limits of Variability in Language" and "Data Assimilation".

Other projects of the RFCS are concerned with eye movements in reading and image comprehension, cognitive processes in language disorders or multilingualism, early childhood cognitive and linguistic development, affective learning and memory processes, or the tension between cognitive processes and physical movement.

Newsletter Archive

Here you can download the latest issues of the UFSKW Newsletter.

CogSciUP Date

Find out more about the new series of UFSKW talks here.

Guest Lecture: Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol

'A computational linguistic analysis of US Congressional speeches reveals a shift from evidence to intuition' (July 11, 16:00)

PINA-Kolloquium: Martin Fischer (UP)

'On the Embodied Nature of Knowledge: From Neurons to Numbers' (June 19, 18:00)

IASCL Early Career Award 2024

Rowena Garcia was awarded the Early Career Award 2024 of the International Association for the Study of Child Language.

17th Potsdam Early Career Researcher Award

Lisa Schwetlick wird mit dem 17. Potsdamer Nachwuchswissenschafts-Preis ausgezeichnet.

Things to know about the RFCS

Development and objectives of the RFCS

Current funding

Overview of the current subsidies of the RFSC

For members only: list of laboratory equipment, important documents & protocols