Aarhus University (AAU) DK

Specific Department: School of Culture and Society, Interactive Minds Center

Main individuals carrying out task

(1) Dr. Katrin Heimann (female), Asst. Prof., School of Culture and Society, Interactive Minds Center

(2) Dr. Andreas Roepstorff (male), Prof. for Anthropology, Director Interacting Minds Center, School of Culture and Society

Main tasks

AAU will provide a member for the PMT (Heimann) and add the specific focus on qualitative analysis to the empirical methods of the project, aiming to provide additional insights on the pivotal role art could play for our everyday life. This will be done as leader of workpackage 4. In this AAU will be responsible for experience sampling methods and non-reductionistic experimental designs as well as for the condition of in- depth phenomenological interviews (WP2-3). Will organize a consortium workshop at the Interactive Minds Center that will also address the question of how to integrate different kinds of empirical data and theories and provide an interdisciplinary perspective on how to improve methods for the ongoing projects of ARTIS (Month 12 : Museum/urban empirical studies results and application).

General Description

Aarhus University was founded in 1928 and has several world class research fields. Aarhus University (AAU) is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world's best research institutions and university networks. AU has a strong commitment to the development of society that is realized through its collaboration with government agencies and institutions as well as the business community. The university has 45000 students. It has a total of twenty- seven departments and is home to over thirty internationally recognized research centers, including fifteen Centers of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

The Interacting Minds Centre for the Study of Cognition, Communication and Choice was funded by Aarhus University 2012-16 as part of the interdisciplinary research initiative. From 2017-2019 IMC is funded by ARTS, Health and BSS. The Interacting Minds Centre (IMC) provides a transdisciplinary platform to study human interaction. It involves researchers from the humanities, social sciences, cognitive sciences, biology and clinical research. The center studies the interplay between three related topics: cognition, communication, and choice. Bringing these fields together to bridge topics related to human interaction makes IMC a unique methodological and theoretical center of research and inquiry.

 Main individuals carrying out research
Significant infrastructure and/or items of technical equipment

Aarhus University has a wide range of technical equipment – reaching from technique for experimental measurements (including EEG, fMRI, eye-trackers, physiological measuring etc.) to artistic/media devices (high end camera equipment etc.) to which Katrin Heimann has access if relevant.