Our current research projects

We are the hosting many research projects funded by the University of Vienna and (inter-)national third-party funding agencies.

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Current Research Projects

Interdisciplinary Clusterprojekte UniVie & MedUni Vienna

UNRAVELING THE AESTHETIC MIND IN ANHEDONIA: Insights from pharmacological imaging of the human brain

Period: Starting until 31.12.2021

Principal investigators: Dr. Julia Crone

Co-Principal investigators: Assoc. Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Rupert Lanzenberger

Funding program: University of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna

WWTF

A novel approach to investigate multi-modal attractiveness in humans and animals

Period: June 2019 - May 2022

Principal investigators: Univ.-Prof. Dott. Leonida Fusani, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Leder

Funding program: WWTF - Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds

Externe Kooperationspartner: Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien

Involved fields: Cognitive Science, Empirical Aesthetics, Cognitive Biology

Project Website: Comparative Aesthetics

FWF

Die Rolle des Opiatsystems bei Empathie für Schmerz

Period: May 2019 - May 2022

Principal investigators: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claus Lamm, Mag.Dr. Markus Rütgen, Isabella Wagner, Georgia Silani 

Funding program: FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung

Involved fields: Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Neuropsychopharmacology

WWTF

Urban intervention with art in public space - cognitive attraction, resilience, orsimply positive emotions?

Period: July 2021 - January 2025

Principal investigators: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Leder, Dr. Elisabeth Oberzaucher

Funding program: WWTF

External partners: Universität Wien

Involved fields: Cognitive Science, Evolutionary Anthropology

FWF

Die Mikrophänomenologie zwischenleiblicher Synergiepraktiken

Period: March 2020 - March 2023

Principal investigators: Mag. Dr. Michael Kimmel

Funding program: FWF - Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung

WWTF

Convergent evolution of the social brain? A comparative dog-human fMRI approach | EVOSOCBRAIN

Period: October 2019 - September 2022

Principal investigators: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claus Lamm, Mag. Dr. Ludwig Huber, DI Dr. Christian Windischberger

Funding program: WWTF

External partners: Veterinärmedizinische Universität, Medizinische Universität Wien

Involved fields: Cognitive Science, Cognitive Biology, Neuroscience

FWF

Embodied Creativity in Dyadic Interaction

Period: June 2015 - (preliminary December 2017) prolonged and running

Principal investigator(s): Dr. Michael Kimmel

Funding program: FWF Stand-alone Projects

Involved fields: Cognitive Ethnography (Empirical Phenomenology, Joint Action/Interaction, Embodied Cognition)

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Past Projects

The Vienna CogSciHub emerged from the former Research Platform Cogntive Science, in which many projects in the field of Cognitive Science were located. 

ÖAW

AI-supported adaptive serious gaming

Period: October 2017 - September 2020

Principal investigators: DI Barbara Göbl, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Slunecko, 

Funding program: ÖAW DOC Team

Involved fields: Cultural anthropology, Cognitive science

ÖAW

Difficulty and strategies in emotion regulation

Period: October 2017 - September 2020

Principal investigators: Dayana Hristova, M.Sc., Dr. Michael Kimmel, Univ.-Prof. Thomas Slunecko, 

Funding program: ÖAW DOC Team

Involved fields: Cultural anthropology, Cognitive science

FWF

Unalternativen-Bedingungen im S

Period: November 2016 - February 2020

Principal investigator(s): Univ.-Prof. Dr. Daniel Büring

Funding program: FWF

Involved fields: Cognitive Science, Linguistics

 

 

FWF

The Cultural Eye / The Gendered Eye

Period: September 2013 - (preliminary Mai 2017) pro-longed until 2021

Principal investigator(s): Univ.-Prof. Raphael Rosenberg

Funding program: FWF Stand-alone Projects

Involved fields: Art History, Psychology

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FFG

LMK-MUSE: Modellbildungs- und simulationsgestützte Entscheidungsunterstützung in der Laste-Mile Katastrophenbewältigung

Period: November 2013 - March 2019

Principal investigators: A.o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Peschl

Funding program: FFG KIRAS

Involved fields:

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FFG

Innovation Lens

Period: October 2014 - (preliminary October 2016) prolonged and closed January 2019

Principal investigator(s): A.o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Peschl

Funding program: FFG COIN

Involved fields: 

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WWTF

Universal aesthetics of lines and colors? Effects of culture, expertise and habituation

Period: July 2016 - June 2019

Principal investigators: Univ.-Prof. Raphael Rosenberg, Univ.-Prof. Helmut Leder

Funding program: WWTF "Cognition" 2015

Involved fields: Art History, Psychology

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FWF

Towards an Experimental Narratology of the Image

Period: November 2015 - October 2017

Principal investigator(s): Dr. Klaus-Peter Speidel

Funding program: FWF "Lise Meitner Programme" (M 1944)

Involved fields: Art History, Philosophy, Psychology

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PhD Project

An interdisciplinary investigation of the ultimate and proximate causes of empathy

Principal Investigator(s): Jessie Adriaense, MSc

Supervisor(s): Univ.-Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, Univ.-Prof. Claus Lamm

Involved fields: Cognitive Biology, Psychology

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PhD Project

Soon the meaning of lines will be revealed to us

Principal Investigator(s): Jane Boddy, MA

Supervisor(s): Univ.-Prof. Raphael Rosenberg, Univ.-Prof. Helmut Leder

Involved fields: Art History, Psychology

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PhD Project

Psychometric Investigations of Scientific Methods in Art Research

Principal Investigator(s): Mag. Hanna Weichselbaum

Supervisor(s): Univ.-Prof. Ulrich Ansorge, Univ.-Prof. Helmut Leder

Involved fields: Psychology, Aesthetics

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FFG

Development and Evaluation of a Meta-Heuristic for Business Continuity Management (BCM)

Period: December 2013

Principal investigators: Dr. Eva Gatarik

Funding program: FFG Innovationsscheck

Involved fields:

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WWTF

Like Me: The evolutionary and neuro-cognitive basis of the link between imitation, empathy and prosocial behaviour in dogs and humans

Period: April 2012 - April 2015

Principal investigators: Univ.-Prof. Ludwig Huber (Messerli - Research Institute, Vetmeduni Vienna), Univ.-Prof. Claus Lamm

Funding program: WWTF "Cognition" 2011

Involved fields: Cognitive Biology, Psychology

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WWTF

Modeling Visual Attention as a Key Factor in Visual Recognition

Period: March 2012 - March 2016

Principal investigators: Univ.-Prof. Ulrich Ansorge, Dr. Shelley Buchinger, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ottmar Scherzer

Funding program: WWTF "Cognition" 2011

Involved fields: Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics

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WWTF

Time makes a difference! Uncovering the nature of asthetic experience

Period: March 2012 - July 2015

Principal investigators: Univ.-Prof. Helmut Leder, Univ.-Prof. Raphael Rosenberg

Funding program: WWTF "Cognition" 2011

Involved fields: Psychology, Art History

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ERC FP7

Man4Gen: Manual Operation of 4th Generation Airliners

Period: September 2012 - December 2015

Principal investigators: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Claus Lamm; A.o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Peschl; Mag. Irene Stepniczka, MSc

Funding program: FP7 - Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union

Involved fields: Cognitive Science, Aviation

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FFG

ENA: Event Network Advancement

Period: November 2011 - November 2014

Principal investigators: A.o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Peschl

Funding program: FFG BRIDGE

Involved fields:

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