Université de Fribourg

Cognitive and neural humor processing : the influence of structural stimulus properties and theory of mind

Samson, Andrea C. ; Huber, Oswald (Dir.) ; Ruch, Willibald (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2008.

The aim of the present dissertation is to broaden the knowledge of cognitive humor processes that are the basis of humor appreciation through a multidisciplinary approach: psychological as well as cognitive-linguistic humor theories were taken into account. The focus of interest lies mainly on the incongruity-resolution step of humor processing in relation to structural properties of humorous...

Université de Fribourg

Tracing the decision maker

Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Michael ; Huber, Oswald (Dir.) ; Kühberger, Anton (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2005.

This thesis focuses on two themes: a methodological and a decision making one. The methodological part introduces the development of a computerized information search tool. The program, called WebDiP (Web Decision Processes), enables the researcher to track participants while they are searching for information in a database. An experiment can be done either in the laboratory or on the Web. The...