201 Avenue du Président-Kennedy Montréal
QC H2X 3Y7
Politics, Physiology, and Cognition: Advances in Theory and Method
Where and when: July 25 – 27, 10am to 5pm. President Kennedy Room PK1140, UQÀM (201 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H2X 3Y7).
- Thursday July 25 from 10am to 3:30pm, and Friday July 26 from 9am to 7:30pm.
- Workshop program
- Please click here to register
About: Political scientists have increasingly been drawing on a broader, interdisciplinary literature on cognition, psychology and physiology. A growing body of literature demonstrates a connection between physiological processes such as genetics, neurophysiology, cognition and political attitudes. This research suggests that individual ideological development depends on a complex interaction between social and biological factors. Yet, the results emerging from this budding field have yet to be fully integrated into our understanding of public opinion: how and why do individuals develop different political attitudes.
This workshop assembles a cross disciplinary, international group of leading experts from communications, economics, philosophy, political science, neuroscience, and sociology to address pressing questions on the relationship between human cognition, physiology, and the development of political attitudes.
This workshop also aims to provide young scholars, especially in political science, with training in the use of cognitive and physiological methods. We have arranged for a group of experts to conduct a series of hands on methodology demonstrations, focusing on new technologies applicable to political science including the measurement of: implicit cognitive processing; skin conductance, and emotional facial expressions.
If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Mansell at firstname.lastname@example.org.