The Research Focus also has a central role in the research platform Cognitive Sciences. Aesthetics is one of four main areas in the new doctoral school CoBeNe at the University of Vienna (key topics: perception, emotion, art and aesthetics). The Research Focus hosts yearly international Vienna Aesthetics Symposia, and, in 2016, hosted the biannual conference of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA), the leading meeting for researchers in empirical aesthetics in Vienna, accompanied by the WWTF-sponsored summer school CSSS 2016 and by another conference, Art&Sciences, by the university’s department of Art History. The Research Focus also co-hosted the European Conference on Eye-Movements, ECEM 2015, and the TeaP 2013.