University of Gothenburg
Cognitive science involves studies in for example machine learning, autonomous network, deep learning, Artificiell Intelligence as well as psychology, philosophy and computer science.
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Research at the Cognition and Communication division

The Division conducts foundational and applied research on questions concerning human cognition and communication – at the individual, group and organisational levels. This research explores the social and psychological conditions of human- and automated-interaction in today’s digitalised and globalised world.

Some of the salient foci of our researchers are:

  • Equipping social robots with affective computing capabilities to enable meaningful interaction between humans and robots, with certain applications in mind, including cognitive therapy, education and autonomous vehicles
  • The language and psychology of influence 
  • The technological mind – both how cognition changes and adapts to an ever-changing technological and digital landscape, and the use of cognitive modelling to develop mind-inspired AI 
  • Communication about, and modelling the consequences of, climate change
  • Memory of fictional information: how people encode and retrieve memories of, for example, books, movies, and video games, as distinct from memories of real events
  • Network analyses of behaviour, cognition and the brain, to explain many phenomena that are complex and interlinked - for example, how the brain effectively processes information; identifying linked socio-cognitive factors relating to long-term health and online communication
  • How digitalisation affects communication and how digital technologies can be used to study communication
  • Decision-making
  • Organisational communication