Open Lecture: How Can Logic Help Treat Psychological Disorders?


Nuffic Neso Russia invites you to join us online for a new Dutch Science Talks lecture!

In a broad sense, logic is a study of formal reasoning, i.e. rules of inference. However, it is also claimed to be about human reasoning. Lately, logic has been studied within cognitive science, which includes computer science, linguistics, philosophy, and psychology, among other disciplines.

In the opening, Viktoria Denisova introduces the notion of logic, observes some historical facts regarding research in logic and its correlation with cognitive science and cognitive psychology in general.

Then, prof. Dmitrii Kovpak presents the logical roots in developing cognitive behavioural psychology. He suggests that Stoicism has become widely popular as a complementary mean for treating depression, stress, and some other disorders. He emphasises the fact that cognitive psychology deals with logical aspects of reasoning as well and points out differences in the angles of their research (i.e. memory, situation, observation).

Finally, prof. dr. Michiel van Lambalgen discusses his current research work where logicians and cognitive psychologists (cognitive scientists in general) collaborate. He suggests that logicians and cognitive scientists have completed the conjoint research work and have presented the findings that are useful for treating some psychological disorders.

The lecture is organised to celebrate World Logic Day 2021. The lecture will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation into Russian.

To learn more and register, please proceed to the project's website!

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