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Material Minds: Exploring the Interactions between Predictive Brains, Cultural Artifacts, and Embodied Visual Search

Project description

Largest ever ecological experiment on embodied visual perception

The EU-funded XSCAPE project will bring together a team from the areas of archaeology, vision science and cognitive philosophy to explore whether the worlds we build alter our own minds and how we process information. The ERC-funded team will investigate whether our buildings, roads and artefacts change patterns of thought and attention. Slated to conduct a series of 41 global case studies, the project will use a set of materials – from different cultures and old and new settings – to explore materiality-driven cognitive change. XSCAPE will use a new synergistic methodology that combines multiple real-world case studies with the latest visual neuroscience, and simple agent-based simulations.

Host institution

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 6 378 868,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 6 378 868,75

Beneficiaries (3)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 6 378 868,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 6 378 868,75
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 696 026,25
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton

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Region
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex Brighton and Hove
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 696 026,25
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 205 076,00
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 205 076,00