Handling Mind Seminar at Tvärminne zoological station on the 22–23.4

Posted on May 2014

Tvärminne scenery. Photo by Camilla Groth.

All four Tracks of the Handling Mind research project gathered together at the Tvärminne zoological station on April 22nd to get an overview of the work done so far and to make joint plans for the future. Especially the initiation of Track C was discussed in detail, as it constitutes of a more challenging research setting. Pilot tests of the research situation were conducted and resulted in a leap forward in the understanding of the over all setting. The research setting will next be tested in combination with track B tests that are to be conducted in June.

Plans for time windows in the use of EEG equipment during performing a design task.Photo by Krista Kosonen.

Piloting research setting of Track C. Photo by Krista Kosonen.

Piloting research setting of Track C: Drawing task. Photo by Camilla Groth.

The seminar was very successful in bringing the different Tracks together and enabling a mutual understanding of the direction of the research as a whole.

The Seminar was followed by a two-day writing retreat the 24-25.During the first day the participants worked intensively on the collected data in small groups. The second day started with discussion on analysing methods and analytical frames in Track A. The retreat provided a good opportunity to revise also the article writing plans and a clear focus for each article.

Preliminary plans were made for the presentation of the Handling Mind project in a poster session during the Academy of Finland joint Human Mind seminar in the up coming autumn.