Center for Cognitive Science

Center for Cognitive Science of the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Education brings together educators and researchers that primarily work in the broader field of cognitive science. The primary functions of the Center for Cognitive Science are:


The center's secondary functions are:

  • providing support to connecting researchers and research institutions into interdisciplinary projects in the field of cognitive science,
  • providing support to connecting researchers, educators and entrepreneurs and other types of applying findings from cognitive science,
  • organizing research meetings, seminars, conferences and other types of education
  • producing technical, scientific and popular-scientific publications
  • promoting scientific research of the center,
  • cooperating in international research projects,
  • active integration of students of UL into the center’s research projects


Head: assoc. prof. dr. Urban Kordeš

- asist. prof. dr. Toma Strle
- Florian Klauser, MSc
- Ema Demšar, MSc

Participating researchers:
- Viktorija Lipič
- Tine Kolenik
- Aleš Oblak
- Ela Praznik
- Jaša Černe


Select publications:
- Kordeš, U. (2015). A better metaphor for understanding consciousness? Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems, 13(4), 525-533.
- Kordeš, U. (2016). Going beyond theory: constructivism and empirical phenomenology. Constructivist Foundations, 11(2), 202-223.
- Kordeš, U., & Markič, O. (2016). Parallels between mindfulness and first-person research into consciousness. Asian Studies, 4(2), 153-168.
- Kordeš, U., & Klauser, F. (2016). Second-Person in-Depth Phenomenological Inquiry as an Approach for Studying Enaction of Beliefs. Interdisciplinary description of complex systems, 14(4), 369-377.
- Kordeš, U., & Demšar, E. (2018a). Excavating belief about past experience: experiential dynamics of the reflective act. Constructivist Foundations, 13(2), 219-229.
- Kordeš, U., & Demšar, E. (2018b). Authors’ Response: If First-Person Knowledge is Excavated, What Kind of Research Follows?. Constructivist Foundations, 13(2), 241-249.
- Strle, T. (2016). Embodied, enacted and experienced decision-making. Phainomena, 25, 83-107.
- Strle, T. (2016). Feeling and Thinking about the Future: Offline Metacognition in Decision-Making. Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems, 14(4), 331-343.
- Strle, T. & Markič, O. (2018). Looping effects of neurolaw and the precarious marriage between neuroscience and the law. Balkan Journal of Philosophy 10(1), 17-26.
- Kordeš, U. (2019). Horizons of analysis. Constructivist Foundations, 14(2), 149–152.
- Kordes, U., Oblak, A., Smrdu, M., & Demšar, E. (2019). Ethnography of Meditation: An Account of Pursuing Meditative Practice as a Tool for Researching Consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 26(7-8), 184-237.