The Department of Cognitive Science would like to express its appreciation to all of our friends, colleagues and associates from all around the world for the outpouring of support we have received over the past couple of days. We thank you for your dedication to our University and the core values it stands for. We are extremely grateful to all those who participated in yesterday’s march as well to support academic freedom in Hungary.
The project will investigate the factors that determine people's attitudes toward social rules or norms that are aimed at improving social welfare. Dishonesty can be characterized as failing to respect these rules, and adhering to them can be necessary for stable cooperation and resolving collective action problems. However, against this first operational characterization, ethnographic and experimental data suggest that depending on the context, people may break a rule and still think of themselves as honest.
We are pleased to announce that the ERC review panels have favorably reviewed Dr John Michael's proposal entitled: " An Integrative Framework for Modeling the Sense of Commitment". The ERC Starting Independent Research Grant from the European Research Council: Seventh Framework Ideas Programme (FP7) provides 1,4 million euros and will help John to continue his research on the highest possible level, and to achieve ground-breaking results. The project is expected to start in July 2016.
The sixth Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD), held Jan. 7-9, attracted more than 305 participants, including representatives of cognitive science, young researchers and doctoral students from Europe, North America and Japan.