SCSC was founded on 22 June 2018 in Lisbon (Portugal).
The Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science (published by Springer Nature) is the official journal of the society.
NEWS: The 5th SCSC workshop is provisionally scheduled to take place in Madrid, Spain, in May 2022, organized by Jon Duñabeitia.
- President: Falk Huettig (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
- Vice President: Régine Kolinsky (Brussels, Belgium)
- Treasurer: Susana Araújo (Lisbon, Portugal)
- One World Representative: Ramesh Mishra (Hyderabad, India)
- Diversity Representative: Zohar Eviatar (Haifa, Israel)
- Student/Post-doc Representative: Mayur Jartarkar (Goa, India)
- Web Representative: Alexis Hérvais-Adelman (Zürich, Switzerland)
- Sponsoring Representative: Thomas Lachmann (Kaiserslautern, Germany)
- Yearly Meeting Organiser: Jon Duñabeitia (Nebrija University, Spain)
Traditional cognitive science has largely ignored cultural influences on cognition and has also pre-dominantly concentrated on a group of people who are not particularly representative of the world’s population as a whole. Yet, today, we have an increasing amount of empirical and theoretical work that emphasizes cultural and social influences on mind and brain, including through bodily modulations. An increasing number of researchers believe that cognitive science cannot ignore culture as a crucial factor impacting mental processes and brain functioning. A focus on individuals and their experiences in cultural environments has become more and more important. This approach has emerged in all fields that have been associated with cognitive science, from neuroscience to philosophy of mind.
We believe it is indispensable to look at different cultures and diverse participant populations so that we can understand what kind of findings from the mostly Western research body generalize (or not) to diverse populations and across cultures. We want to explore, for example, how cultural inventions like written words, numbers, music, and belief systems shape the mind and brain from the beginning of our lives and through exposure to cultural objects across the lifecycle. We welcome contributions from all these fields of research.This society aims to encourage discussion of the latest developments in the cognitive science of culture, to provide a platform for exchanging ideas, and a network to foster collaborations among interested researchers. We particularly encourage research involving non-WEIRD participant populations. We want to understand the human mind (and not just the minds of Western undergraduates) and how cultural objects (e.g., literacy; religion), including those within culture at macro-level, can shape the human brain and mind. We especially encourage participation by researchers from all parts of the world. Another important aim of the society is public outreach, for instance, to promote the application of research findings for the greater good of humanity.
Carmit Altman (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Susana Araújo (University of Lisbon, Portugal), email@example.com
Sharon Armon-Lotem (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Veeky Baths (Bits-Pilani University Goa, India),email@example.com
Michal Ben-Shachar (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Gal Ben-Yehudah (Open University of Israel), email@example.com
Tali Bitan (University of Haifa, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Silvia Brem (University of Zürich, Switzerland), email@example.com
Sao Luis Castro (University of Porto, Portugal), firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Daniels (Independent Scholar, US), email@example.com
Tamar Degani (University of Haifa, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Andoni Duñabeitia (Nebrija University, Spain), email@example.com
Zohar Eviatar (University of Haifa, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Laurie Feldman (State University of New York at Albany, US) ,email@example.com
Tânia Fernandes (University of Lisbon, Portugal), firstname.lastname@example.org
Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University, Israel), email@example.com
Falk Huettig (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands), Falk.Huettig@mpi.nl
Asaid Khateb (University of Haifa, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Régine Kolinsky (Free University of Brussels, Belgium), email@example.com
Hamutal Kreiner (Ruppin Academic Center, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Lachmann (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany), email@example.com
Nira Mashal (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Ramesh Mishra (University of Hyderabad, India), email@example.com
José Morais (Free University of Brussels, Belgium), firstname.lastname@example.org
John Myhill (University of Haifa, Israel), email@example.com
Joao Batista Oliveira (Alfa e Beto Institute, Brazil), firstname.lastname@example.org
Prakash Padakannaya (University of Mysore, India), email@example.com
Lekhnath Pathak (Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal), firstname.lastname@example.org
Orna Peleg (Tel Aviv University, Israel), email@example.com
Manuel Perea (University of Valencia , Spain), Manuel.Perea@uv.es
Anat Prior (University of Haifa, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra Reis (University of Algarve, Portugal), email@example.com
Dave Roberts (Independent Scholar, Togo), firstname.lastname@example.org
Elinor Saiegh-Haddad (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), email@example.com
David Share (University of Haifa, Israel), firstname.lastname@example.org
Mila Schwartz (University of Haifa, Israel), email@example.com
Lisbon Founding Meeting (2018)
The Founding Meeting was held on 21 and 22 June 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal and was organised by Tânia Fernandes and Susana Araujo (University of Lisbon).
Haifa Meeting (2019)
Goa Meeting (2020)
The 3rd SCSC workshop was held at BITS Pilani University in Goa (India) from 3 to 7 February 2020 and hosted by Veeky Baths (BITS Pilani University Goa), Ramesh Mishra (University of Hyderabad), and Falk Huettig (Max Planck & Radboud University Nijmegen).
Kaiserslautern Meeting (2021)
The 4th SCSC workshop was held in Frankenstein/Kaiserslautern, Germany, from 1 to 3 October 2021, organized by Thomas Lachmann, Réka Vágvölgyi, Aleksandar Bulajić, and Kirstin Bergstroem.
Madrid Meeting (2022)
The 5th SCSC workshop is provisionally scheduled to take place in Madrid, Spain, in May 2022, organized by Jon Duñabeitia.