Within the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DI-BCB), the MPI closely cooperates with four other Nijmegen-based research institutes that study brain, cognition, and behaviour: the Donders Centre for Cognition (formerly the NICI), the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (formerly FC Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging), the Donders Centre for Neuroscience, and the Behavioural Science Institute. more>
CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) is about creating new infrastructure required to make e-Humanities possible.The CLARIN project is a large-scale European collaboration to make language resources and technology available. CLARIN offers scholars tools for computer-aided language processing, addressing one or more of the multiple roles language plays in the Humanities and Social Sciences. CLARIN aims at turning existing fragmented technology and resources into accessible, interoperable and stable services that users can share or adapt. It will create a service oriented architecture that will allow extensions of all sorts. The services will be based on a network of strong service centers of different types such as for supporting data resources and tools, for offering infrastructure services and for giving advice. more>
The Nijmegen Gesture Centre (NGC), initiated by Marianne Gullberg and now co-ordinated by Asli Ozyurek and Judith Holler, brings together the interests of researchers concerned with the study of gestures at the MPI and across the campus of Radboud University in Nijmegen. The purpose of the Nijmegen Gesture Centre is to conduct and promote basic research on gestures, to facilitate interactions and intellectual exchange among gesture researchers through lecture series, workshops, etc., and ultimately to help put gesture on the research agendas in other disciplines. more >
A joint research initiative between the Evolutionary Processes in Language and Culture group and Categories across Language and Cognition project at the Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics.
The aim of the EoSS project is to investigate how meanings vary over space and change over time. We focus on different kinds of categories: containers (kinds of objects), colour (attributes of objects), body parts (parts of objects), and spatial relations (how objects are related to one another).
This study aims to collect data from 20 participants in each of 50 languages from the Indo-European language family. The project is estimated to run for approximately three years; the data collection phase is planned to take two years starting January 2011.