Research and Study Centre for Cognitive Programs and Technologies was founded in the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH, RGGU) on February 2, 2010 by the decision of the Council for cognitive programs and technologies, headed by Dr. of historical sciences, Prof., Corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, rector of the university Efim Pivovar.
The core target of the Centre is to make the research and education process at Russian State University for the Humanities more efficient and to facilitate collaboration between scholars in research and educational programs development within the field of cognitive sciences.
The Centre acts under the auspices of Academic Educational Association for the Humanities (co-chair, academician of RAS (Russian Academy of Science) Alexander Chubarjan).
The director of the Cognitive Centre is Dr. of Philology, Prof., vice-rector for international innovative projects at RSUH Vera Zabotkina.
Research has been carried out within the following directions of the cognitive science:
· Cognitive psychology (psychology of problem solving, psychological mechanisms of professional thinking, emotional intelligence, psychology of conceptual thinking, cognitive mechanisms of spontaneous oral speech);
· Intellectual data analysis (imitation and formalization of cognitive processes, development of intellectual JSM-type systems in pharmacology, criminology, robotics, sociology, evidence-based medicine, automatic syntax analysis);
· Cognitive linguistics (cognitive-discursive paradigm, cognitive bases of oral discourse, cognitive semantics, cognitive word-formation, cognitive neology, cognitive lexicography, non-verbal semiotics, psycholinguistics).