Universiteit van Amsterdam

Please note that this newsitem has been archived, and may contain outdated information or links.

UvA scientists receive NWO grant for 'Knowledge and culture' research project

Henkjan Honing, together with colleagues from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Leiden University (UL), Utrecht University (UU) and the Meertens Institute, has received a grant worth 2 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of the Horizon programme. The research money has been earmarked for the four-year project Knowledge and culture.

The Knowledge and culture project, led by Johan Rooryck (UL), will examine the extent to which restrictions are placed on cultural expressions in music, language, and visual art by nonhuman-specific congenital core knowledge systems for object representation, number and geometry. It also looks at how these core knowledge systems interact with congenital systems that are specific to humans such as language and musicality.

For more information, see http://www.hum.uva.nl/mmm/research.html or http://www.english.uva.nl/news/news.cfm/E3CBEB15-1D6F-4B27-B4521515035C469A.

Please note that this newsitem has been archived, and may contain outdated information or links.