About Cracow Cognitive Science Conference

Cracow Cognitive Science Conference (CCSC) is an annual event that promotes research conducted in the field of Cognitive Science. Each year the Conference gathers bachelor, master and doctoral students as well as young researchers that focus their theoretical and experimental studies on a specific topic to which the Conference is dedicated in the given year.

The idea of the Cracow Cognitive Science Conference (CCSC) appeared in 2007. Later that year the first CCSC took place. The founders’ main goal was to create a place to share knowledge and diversified approaches to mind and brain sciences. The Conference took place year after year for five subsequent years. In that time a number of participants presented new research and current trends in the field of Cognitive Science. Prof. Włodzisław Duch, prof. dr hab. inż. Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, prof. Edward Nęcka and many other great scientists honoured the Conference with their presence. For the next two years the Conference was withhold. Finally, thanks to the establishment of the Jagiellonian University’s Cognitive Science Student Association, the Conference meetings were resumed.

The topic of the VI CCC, organised in 2014, was “SENSES”, and prof. Kevin O'Regan from Université René Descartes, a physicist and a philosopher who studies the phenomenon of visual perception and awareness, was the Key Presenter. The VII edition was held under the theme of “LANGUAGE” and Prof. Elisabetta Gola from Università di Cagliari was the special guest. In 2015 we got as many as 120 papers from all over Poland, as well as from other countries. We achieved similar success during VII edition, which main topic was “Intelligence”. That time we had the opportunity to hear out 4 specialists: dr. Adama Hampshire (Imperial College London), prof. Olivera Wilhelma (University of Ulm), dr. Jonathana Nelsona oraz dr Tareka Besolda (Free University of Bozen), their lectures were a great highlight of the conference.

The key of our success is to create a welcoming space for an interdisciplinary discourse on the most recent topics in cognitive sciences. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for broadening horizons and enriching knowledge about each year’s edition’s special theme, in a friendly and international atmosphere.

From the very beginning of its existence, the series of CCSCs shows that science does not have boundaries.