21st International Summer School


Cognitive Science

NBU, Sofia, 2014


This will be the 21st Summer School in the series. The summer school started on September 12th, 1994, and has been held annually since then. More than 1200 young researchers and doctoral students from all five continents have participated over the years, and many collaborations and friendships have been forged. Information on the whole series of Summer Schools can be found here.


A short video about the NBU Summer School is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgToTwPhNU


Another short video produced recently by students at NBU is here:








Week 1: June 30 – July 6


Frank Ritter (PennState University, USA) – From Reaction Times to Model Testing

Alex Doumas (University of Edinburgh, UK) – Computational Approaches to Development

Maurice Grinberg, Evgeniya Hristova (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria) – Social Dilemmas


Week 2: July 7 – 11


Gregor Schoener (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany) – Dynamic Field Theory: Conceptual Foundations and Applications in Cognitive Sciences

Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh, USA) – The Epistemology of Cognitive Science and Neuroscience

Armina Janyan (New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria) – Scripting Behavioral Tasks: E-prime basics

Participants' Symposium

At the symposium the participants can present their own research projects –their research plans, preliminary or final data and get feedback from the rest of the group and the lecturers.


Participation and Fees




New Bulgarian University

Research Center for Cognitive Science

e-mail: school@cogs.nbu.bg 





We gratefully acknowledge the financial support provided by the Central Fund for Strategic Development at New Bulgarian University, and the Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology, NBU.