Marie-Curie Funded Research Fellowships

CogNovo offers a choice of 14 focussed research projects. Each project is supervised by a multidisciplinary team of experts and offers opportunities for secondments to international academic and commercial partners. 

#1
Mental Imagery and Creative Thinking

Investigate how the human brain manipulates and combines mental images to produce novel perceptual and conceptual structures, a critical aspect of creativity. (more)

#2
Creativity in Deceptive Communication

Compare the roles of creativity and visual imagery in honest and deceptive communication, using behavioural and cognitive neuroscience methods and paradigms. (more)

#3
Modelling Creative Decision Making

Develop a biologically plausible neurocomputational model to explore the link between novelty detection and creativity. (more)

#4
Creativity in a Bio-Inspired Brain Model

Explore the neurophysiological basis of generative creative processes, using realistic neural models of cortical function and simulating the role of body imagery in language semantics. (more)

#5

Individual Differences in Cognitive Style

Investigate the relationships between cognitive and perceptual flexibility in adults and children, and determine the neural correlates of perceptual flexibility and creativity. (more)

#6
Creativity Through Social Interaction

Investigate how creative products emerge through interactions in collaborative teams, and how inter-individual and social abilities influence social creativity in adults and children. (more)

#7 Project 7: Mental Imagery in Dance Choreography

Mental Imagery in Dance Choreography

Explore the contribution of imagery to creativity, and the roles of metacognitive strategies and group dynamics in dance choreography. (more)

#8

Interactive Distributed sonic environments

Investigate the development of new forms of participatory mobile sound environments and musical instruments, based on dynamic interactions within a biologically inspired mobile object-network. (more)

#9
Participative Mixed Reality Gaming

Investigate emergent behaviours in mixed/augmented reality participative games, resulting from the design and development of stochastic multi-stable rules. (more)

#10
Early Cinema and Cognitive Creativity

Investigate the cognitive impact of analogue and digital cinematic film projection technologies. (more)

#11
Creativity and Curiosity in Cognitive Robots

Implement enhancements to state-of-the-art curiosity driven algorithms on a robotic platform, to explore the contributions creativity can make to artificial system cognition. (more)

#12
Creative Solutions in Alarm Design

Investigate the development of evidence-based interactive tools for alarm design and guidelines for alarm design based on new knowledge of human responses. (more)

#13
Creative Technologies for Behaviour Change

Explore novel technologies for stimulating mental imagery, to develop tools to encourage behaviour change. (more)

#14
Irrationality and Decision-Making

Investigate rationality of human decision making under time constraints; evaluate theoretical predictions of a new model of constrained decision making within a medical context. (more)