The Journal of Cognitive Semiotics proudly announces the members of its new editorial board:
- Peer Bundgaard, Centre for Semiotics, University of Aarhus, Denmark
- Merlin Donald, professor emeritus, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
- Bruno Galantucci, Laboratory of Experimental Semiotics, Yeshiva University, New York City, USA
- Todd Oakley, professor and chair of cognitive science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
- Göran Sonesson, Centre for Cognitive Semiotics, University of Lund, Sweden
Peer Bundgaard is associate professor at the Center for Semiotics. His work divides into two major domains. First is the semiotics of aesthetic cognition: that is to say, the nature of aesthetic cognition in relation to plain cognition; second, the crossovers between phenomenology and cognitive semantics. In both domains, his focus is on the ontological and psychological constraints on human meaning making.
Merlin Donald is professor emeritus in the department of psychology and faculty of education at Queen’s University. A cognitive neuroscientist with a background in philosophy, he is the author of numerous scientific papers and two influential books: Origins of the Modern Mind: Three Stages in the Evolution of Culture and Cognition and A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness.
Bruno Galantucci is associate professor in psychology at Yeshiva University, where he directs the Experimental Semiotics Laboratory. He is a research affiliate at Haskins Laboratories, where he has conducted research on the psychology of language — including speech perception, word recognition, and sentence processing. In recent years, he has focused on studying experimentally how humans establish and develop novel forms of communication, contributing to the foundation of Experimental Semiotics.
Todd Oakley is professor and chair of cognitive science. His areas of specialization include cognitive linguistics, semiotics, discourse analysis, and rhetoric. Together, they provide the framework and methods for tracing the micro-cognitive and phenomenological bases of attention as they make their presence felt in the higher-order activities of social awareness, discourse, and persuasion. Human minds are “rhetoric machines.”
Göran Sonesson is professor of semiotics at Lund University, where he has directed the semiotics seminar since 1986. He is the head of the Centre for Cognitive Semiotics and the initiator of the doctoral program in semiotics. He was the first president of the Swedish Society for Semiotic Studies and is the current president of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, as well as secretary general of the International Association for Visual Semiotics.No comments