Fellows

Prof. Valerie Hardcastle

May 2015 Hosts: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
and Prof. Dr. Martin Brüne
Valerie Gray Hardcastle is Professor of Philosophy, Psychology, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati; she is Scholar-in-Residence at the Weaver Institute of Law and Psychiatry and Acting Director of the Medicine,Health, and Society Program at the University of Cincinnati. As an internationally recognized scholar, Prof. Hardcastle is the author of five books and over 130 essays. She studies the nature and structure of interdisciplinary theories in the cognitive sciences and has focused primarily on developing a philosophical framework for understanding conscious phenomena responsive to neuroscientific, psychiatric, and psychological data. Currently, she is investigating the neuroscience of violence and its implications for both our understanding of human nature and the criminal justice system. She is also trying to figure out whether notions of embodied cognition help or hinder theorizing about consciousness. She received a bachelor's degree with a double major in philosophy and political science from the University of California, Berkeley, a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Houston, and an interdisciplinary PhD in cognitive science and philosophy from the University of California, San Diego.

References:
Valerie Hardcastle, 2001. The Myth of Pain, MIT Press.
Valerie Hardcastle, 2008. Constructing the Self, John Benjamins Publishing Company.

 

Cristina Amoretti

February 2015 Host: Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht
After receiving a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Genoa in 2006, Cristina Amoretti has been Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Genoa and at the ICT of the CNR, Rome, Visiting Scholar at the University of Malta, and Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College, London. Moving from Donald Davidson’s triangular externalism, she focused her research on different kinds of externalism and defended the idea of an embodied and embedded mind. Her current interests regard philosophy of science (the social dimension of scientific knowledge and rationality), philosophy of mind and cognitive sciences (content and vehicle externalism; semantic and phenomenal externalism), as well as philosophy of medicine (gender-medicine; the relationship between an externalist theory of mind and the notion of mental disorder). Among her latest publications: Concepts within the model of triangulation, ProtoSociology, 30, 2013, pp. 50-63; A way of saving normative epistemology? Scientific knowledge without standpoint theories (with N. Vassallo), in: V. Karakostas, D. Dieks (eds.), Perspectives and Foundational Problems in Philosophy of Science (Springer 2013); The Mind Outside The Head. Externalist Perspectives About The Mental (Italian - FrancoAngeli 2011); Reason and Rationality (ed. with N. Vassallo - Ontos 2012); Triangulation: From an Epistemological Point of View (ed. with G. Preyer - Ontos 2011).

Vivian Bohl

October 2014 - June 2015 Host: Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht
Vivian Bohl is a Research Fellow in Theoretical Philosophy at the Philosophy Department of the University of Tartu (Estonia). In 2014 she defended her PhD-thesis on social cognition ("How do we understand others? Beyond theories of mindreading and interactionism." University of Tartu Press, 2014). Her further research interests encompass philosophy of mind, cognitive science and phenomenology. During her stay at the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution in Bochum she is hosted by Prof. Tobias Schlicht (Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum). Selected publications: - We read minds to shape relationships. In: Philosophical Psychology (online), 2014. - (with Nivedita Gangopadhyay): Theory of mind and the unobservability of other minds. In: Philosophical Explorations 17 (2014), 203-222. - (with Wouter van den Bos): Toward an integrative account of social cognition: Marrying theory of mind and interactionism to study the interplay of Type 1 and Type 2 processes. In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (online), 2012.

Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock

November 2014 - July 2015 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Hans-Johann Glock is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Zurich, and Visiting Professor at the University of Reading. Prof. Glock is a highly accomplished and renowned philosopher. His main contributions have been to four distinct areas of research: History of Analytic Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Mind and Animals Cognition. For 2014-15 he received a Research Award of the Alexander of Humboldt Foundation. During his stay, he will collaborate with members of the Depart. of Philosophy II as well as the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution in Bochum.

Dr. Piera Filippi

April, August-September 2014 Hosts: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
and Prof. Dr. Drs. hc Onur Güntürkün
Piera Filippi obtained her PhD in philosophy of language and mind from the University of Palermo (Italy) in April 2012. The main focus of her doctoral project was on the role of pattern perception, prosody and social cognition in the emergence of propositional language. Dr. Filippi is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, where she conducts experimental research on the role of prosodic enhancement in the acquisition of spoken language. Dr. Filippi has broad research interests in the philosophy of mind and cognitive ethology. She integrates her theoretical background in philosophy with empirical studies in the field of cognitive biology, experimental psychology, and linguistics.

Prof. Shaun Gallagher

"Anneliese-Meier-Preisträger"
2012 - 2017
June-July 2014, October 2013
Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Shaun Gallagher holds the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He has secondary appointments as Research Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Hertfordshire in England, Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen, and as affiliated research faculty member at the Institute of Simulation and Training at the University of Central Florida.
His s research focuses on phenomenology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and hermeneutics. He received his Ph.D in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and studied philosophy at Villanova Universityand Leuven, and economics at the State University of New York - Buffalo. He has held visiting positions at several international Universities, including the Centre de Recherche en Epistémelogie Appliquée in Paris; the Ecole Normale Supériure, Lyon; theUniversity of Copenhagen; and the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge. His previous positions include Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Central Florida
 

Prof. Colin Allen

June 2014 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
June - July 2013
June - July 2012
September 2010 - June 2011

Colin Allen is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bloomington, Indiana. He is well-known internationally for his outstanding research in animal mind, philosophy of biology and artificial intelligence. It is characteristic for his work that he combines philosophical analysis with empirical cognitive sciences, especially relying on recent developments in animal research and robotics. Important books are entitled "Species of the Mind", "The Cognitive Animal" and "Moral Machines". Alexander von Humboldt Research Award 2010 / 2011

Animal Minds and Artificial Intelligence
Indiana University Bloomington
Alexander von Humboldt-Laureate 2010
 

Dr. Shannon Spaulding

May - June 2014 Hosts: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
and Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht

Having received a PhD in philosophy the University of Wisconsin-Madison in spring 2011, Shannon Spaulding has been holding a position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University since fall 2012. Her areas of specialization include philosophy of mind and cognitive science, with an emphasis on social cognition. She has also research interests in imagination and fiction. Her research focuses on clarifying and critically analyzing the challenges to the practice known as mindreading stemming from embodied cognition.

Latest publications:
  • “Imagination Through Knowledge” Knowledge Through Imagination, Amy Kind and Peter Kung (eds.). Oxford University Press (forthcoming).
  • “Embodied Cognition and Theory of Mind” Handbook of Embodied Cognition, Lawrence Shapiro (ed.). Routledge Press (forthcoming).
  • “Mirror Neurons and Social Cognition” Mind & Language. 2013: 28(2), 233-257.
  • “Mirror Neurons Are Not Evidence for the Simulation Theory” Synthese. 2012: 189(3), 515-534.
  • “Embodied Social Cognition” Philosophical Topics. 2011: 39(1), 141-162.
  • “A Critique of Embodied Simulation” Review of Philosophy and Psychology. 2011: 2(3), 579-599
  • “Embodied Cognition and Mindreading” Mind & Language. 2010: 25(1), 119-140.

Prof. Dr. Bence Nanay

April 2014 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Prof. Dr. Bence Nanay has received a Senior Fellowship from the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution for April 2014 where he will work on his current research topics. He obtained his PhD in philosophy in 2006 under the supervision of John Searle at the University of California, Berkeley and is currently Professor of Philosophy, BOF Research Professor and Co-director of the Centre for Philosophical Psychology at the University of Antwerp as well as Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Peterhouse. His areas of specialization include the Philosophy of Mind, the Philosophy of Biology and Aesthetics, with competences in the Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science. His publications comprise writings on perception, action and attention such as the forthcoming book “Between Perception and Action” (2014), Oxford University Press; “A Modal Theory of Function” (2010), Journal of Philosophy, 107, 412-431; and “Attention and Perceptual Content” (2010), Analysis, 70, 263-270.

Dr. Luca Barlassina

Humboldt-Postdoc-Fellow
October 2012 - September 2014
Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Oktober 2011 - March 2012
From October to December 2011, Luca Barlassina is going to be research fellow at the Bochum Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution, where he will join Prof. Newen's research group on social cognition. In May 2011 Luca Barlassina got a PhD in philosophy from the University of Milan. During his PhD, he was a visiting graduate student at the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science and at the Institut Jean Nicod.
His research lies at the intersection between philosophy of mind and cognitive science, with a special focus on social cognition. He has authored and co-authored papers on mental simulation, disgust attribution, and moral judgment in autism. He's currently working on mirror mechanisms, phenomenal mindreading, and the embodied character of emotions.
Dr. Luca Barlassina, Dipartimento di Filosofia, Università degli Studi di Milano
 

Dr. Nivedita Gangopadhyay

July 2012 - June 2014 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Dr. Nivedita Gangopadhyay has received a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (Spring 2012-2014) for continuing her research in social cognition at the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution. She obtained her PhD in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science in 2007 under the supervision of Dr. Roberto Casati at the Institut Jean Nicod (CNRS/EHESS/ENS), Paris, France. Her PhD dissertation is titled "The Sensorimotor Theories of Visual Consciousness". As part of the Marie Curie Fellowship, her research project proposes to address the issue of how one knows other minds by developing an original theoretical framework which focuses on some basic forms of understanding other minds by understanding the others' embodied intentionality or skilful bodily engagement with the world. The project combines philosophical analyses with discussions of empirical studies primarily in psychology and neuroscience. Among her other publications she is also the first editor of the volume Perception, Action and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems (2010), Oxford University Press.
 

Dr. Hanne de Jaegher

October - November 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Dr. Hanne de Jaegher has received a short-term fellowship in the context of the Anneliese-Maier award (Prof. Gallagher and Prof. Newen) to continue her research on the role of social interaction processes in intersubjectivity at the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution. She obtained her PhD in Philosophy of Cognitive Science in 2007 under the supervision of Andy Clark at the University of Sussex (title of her dissertation: “Social Interaction Rhythm and Participatory Sense-Making: An embodied, interactional approach to social understanding, with implications for autism”) and currently holds a position as a Research Fellow at the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastián. She is combining her expertise in the Philosophy of Mind with perspectives from philosophy of biology, psychology and cognitive science. She works on topics such as intersubjectivity, the relation between individual and interactional autonomy, participatory sense-making, enaction, autism and the interplay between those topics. Among her publications are “Can social interaction constitute social cognition?” (2010), Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 14(10), 441-447 (co-authored with Shaun Gallagher and Ezequiel Di Paolo) and “Participatory Sense-Making: An enactive approach to social cognition” (2007), Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 6(4), 485-507 (co-authored with Ezequiel Di Paolo).
 

Prof. Lars Muckli

October 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Drs. hc Onur Güntürkün
Lars Muckli is a top rated Reader in the UK and Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging of the University of Glasgow. He is working on nothing less but our possibility to predict the future: The predictive coding framework represents a paradigm shift in neuroscience and impacts on concepts of mind and experience. Brain processes are traditionally studied as a function of sensory stimulation. In contrast, predictive coding states that the brain continually generates models of the world based on context and information from memory in order to predict sensory input. He is now investigating predictive field parameters like spatial tuning for the cortical feedback.
http://www.psy.gla.ac.uk/~lars/
http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes
 

Felipe Carvalho

September 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Felipe Carvalho is a PhD candidate from the Jean Nicod Institute in Paris, working under the supervision of François Recanati. His main interests lie in the psychology of object perception and the epistemology of perceptual demonstrative reference, and how empirical findings in the former domain guide and constrain philosophical explanations in the latter. He is the recipient of a CIERA scholarship (Centre Interdisciplinaire d'études e de recherches sur l'Allemagne) for a 6-month visiting period at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, under the supervision of Prof. Albert Newen.
Institut Jean Nicod (CNRS-EHESS-ENS), Paris
 

Cameron Buckner, PhD

April - August 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Dr. Cameron Buckner received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2011. His primary research area is the philosophy of cognitive science, and he also has a background in artificial intelligence. His dissertation is on the structure of cognition and the nature of mental content. He has published in the areas of philosophy of mind, computer science, and psychology. He is co-founder of the Indiana Philosophy Ontology Project, which began in 2005 to serve the information needs of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by integrating developments from information extraction, social computing, knowledge representation, and logic programming.
 

Associate Professor Clyde Franks

August 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Drs. hc Onur Güntürkün
At the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen Clyde Franks does impressive studies about the yet almost unknown molecular basis of asymmetrical brain development. If genes contributing to variability in language-related measures can be identified, then powerful new insights will be gained into the molecular and neurobiological bases of human language abilities, and related disorders. Genetic effects on brain function take myriad forms, including common DNA variations with very subtle effects on developmental outcomes, rare mutations with large, almost deterministic effects on development, and epigenetic effects, for which development is affected by chemical modifications and molecular interactions of DNA within cells and tissues. Clyde Francks graduated in zoology from the University of Oxford in 1996, moved to the laboratory of Anthony Monaco at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in Oxford, was manager in the pharmaceuticals industry, and in 2010 started as Senior Investigator at the new Language & Genetics Department of the MPI Psycholinguistics.
http://www.mpi.nl/people/francks-clyde
 

Prof. Kenneth Aizawa

June - July 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
May - July 2012
Kenneth Aizawa is the Charles T. Beaird Professor of Philosophy at Centenary College of Louisiana. He is the author of The Systematicity Arguments (2003) and (with Frederick Adams) The Bounds of Cognition. He has published papers on connectionism, extended cognition, and the history of cognitive science.
Centenary College of Louisiana
 

Prof. Mark Rowlands

June 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Mark Rowlands is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. His research interests include the philosophy of mind/cognitive science and moral philosophy. In addition to numerous journal articles, he is the author of fifteen books, translated into more than twenty languages, including The Body in Mind (Cambridge, 1999), The Nature of Consciousness (Cambridge, 2001), Body Language (MIT, 2006), The New Science of the Mind (MIT, 2010), and Can Animals Be Moral? (Oxford, 2012).
 

Dr. Marco Fenici

January - March 2013
October - December 2011
Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Host: Prof. Dr. Markus Werning
Marco Fenici obtained his PhD in Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Siena in 2011 by defending a dissertation about children’s acquisition of the concept of belief. Before that, he graduated in Logic at the University of Florence in 2005 with a dissertation on epistemic logics and the problem of logical omniscience. His research interests concern the acquisition of concepts, in general, and, more specifically, of mental concepts. He investigates them mostly by referring to developmental studies about social cognition and language acquisition. Beside that, he is also interested in the epistemology of propositional attitudes, the philosophy of psychology, the concept of representation in cognitive sciences, and animal cognition. During his studies, he has been visiting student at the Technische Universitaet (Dresden), at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (Rome), and at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).
Philosophy of Language and Cognition
 

Dr. Dr. Erica Cosentino

April 2012 - March 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Markus Werning
Erica Cosentino is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Calabria. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Mind and Language from the University of Palermo in 2008. Her research interests primarily concern the following issues: the evolution of language from a pragmatic perspective, the role of episodic memory and planning (mental time travel) on the emergence of a temporally extended self, the relation between mental time travel and other cognitive abilities such as mindreading and navigation in space. Her main publications on these topics comprise a monograph, “Mind’s time. Language, evolution and personal identity” (in Italian, Quodlibet 2008) and several articles, including those recently published in Consciousness and Cognition and Philosophical Psychology.
Philosophy of Language and Cognition
 

Prof. Verner Bingman

January - Febuary 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Drs. hc Onur Güntürkün
Mr. Bingman is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and very well known for his work about Neurobiology of Spatial Memory and Animal Navigation, Migration and Homin and also Comparative Neuroanatomy. Fascinated by the extraordinary navigational ability of birds below his most read works are "Neuronal implementation of hippocampal-mediated spatial behavior: A comparative-evolutionary perspective" in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience and "Mechanisms of animal global navigation: Comparative perspectives and enduring challenges" in Ethology, Ecology & Evolution, 2006.
http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/psych/page33032.html
http://www.pigeon.psy.tufts.edu/asc/Bingman/Default.htm
 

Dr. Charlotte Blease

Spring 2013 Host: Prof. Dr. Martin Brüne
Dr Charlotte Blease is a philosopher and cognitive scientist at Queen’s University, Belfast. Her PhD (2008) was entitled ‘Paul Churchland’s Arguments for Eliminative Materialism’. Her subsequent research is focused on philosophy of medicine (including psychiatry) and medical ethics. She is driven by the possibility of applying philosophical (and, in a multi-disciplinary context, empirical tools) to solving practical problems. For example, if we ask the question: “Why do people (including doctors) have a tendency to stigmatise people with mental health problems?” we need to try to explain the stigmatisation by investigating how the mind works: this involves cognitive science. Recent papers (2012) include: ‘Mental Health Illiteracy? The Unnaturalness of Perceiving Depression as a Disorder’. Review of General Psychology 16(1): 59-69; and ‘The Principle of Parity: The Placebo and Physician Communication’. Journal of Medical Ethics 38(4):199-203. Her research at Bochum will be concerned with explaining how (and why) depressive responses may be triggered by certain ‘cultural’ phenomena (such as social networking sites and advertising).
 

Petra Vetter

September, October 2012
February 2013
Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Petra Vetter is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at University of Glasgow (Scotland). Before that, she received a PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London. She is interested in how the visual system integrates contextual information and how this information influences our visual perception. In particular, she focuses on the processes in early visual cortex and how they are affected by multisensory, emotional and higher cognitive factors. In her experimental work, she employs fMRI (including retinotopic mapping and brain reading approaches), TMS and psychophysics in humans. She has an active interest in Philosophy of Mind and has been organising an interdisciplinary seminar series with the Philosophy department at the University of Glasgow.
 

Dr. Thomas Bugnyar

June 2012 Host: Prof. Dr. Drs. hc Onur Güntürkün
Thomas Bugnyar received his PhD in Biological Sciences from University of Vienna, Austria in 2001. He was subsequently awarded with an Erwin-Schrödinger fellowship for international mobility, allowing him to conduct his first own postdoctoral project at the University of Vermont, Burlington, USA, and an Erwin-Schrödinger follow-up program, enabling him to continue his research in Austria. After a year as lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, Scotland/UK, he returned to Vienna for the prestigious START program awarded by the Austrian Science Fund, on behalf of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. He is now professor for Cognitive Ethology and part of the newly founded Department of Cognitive Biology at the University of Vienna.
His research focuses on social behaviour and complex cognition in avian societies, particularly corvids, ranging from social information use, perspective taking and ‘theory of mind’ to cooperation and conflict management. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters and has been member of the editorial board of Animal Behaviour, the scientific committee of the Ethological Society and the EU-program ‘Atomium Culture’. He is also the speaker of University Vienna’s new FWF-funded PhD program ‘Cognition and Communication’.
 

Dr. Amanda Seed

June 2012 Host: Prof. Dr. Drs. hc Onur Güntürkün
Amanda Seed is currently a lecturer at the school of Psychology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Her research aims to address the evolutionary origins of conceptual thought and causal knowledge by combining developmental and comparative studies of physical problemsolving.
Currently she is studying the causal knowledge for objects and events in apes and developing children. Furthermore, together with Prof. Nicky Clayton and Dr. Nathan Emery at the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary University she studies the convergent evolution of flexible problem-solving in corvids and apes. The underlying question motivating her research is to uncover the evolutionary changes in representational and executive processes that marked the origins of uniquely human thinking.
 

Dr. Thor Grünbaum

May 2012 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
Thor Grünbaum is currently an assistant professor, Section for Philosophy, University of Copenhagen. Before that, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and at Danish National Research Foundation's Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen. His main research interests are in philosophy of action, mind, and psychology. In addition to articles in these areas, he has published a number of articles on aesthetics and the theory of narratives. For more information on his research and a list of publications, visit his homepage.
 

Prof. Piotr Lukowski

November - December 2011 Host: Prof. Dr. Heinrich Wansing
Prof. Piotr Lukowski is the Head of the Department of Cognitive Science at the Institute of Psychology, University of Lodz. He was visiting scholar in the Imperial College of London (1993), at the University of Warwick in Coventry (1993), the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) (1995-97, Japan), and the Université de Nantes (1998-1999, France). In 1993-94 and between 1998 and 2007, Prof. Piotr Lukowski was the editor of the journal ''Bulletin of the Section of Logic''.
Prof. Piotr Lukowski, Department of Cognitive Science at the Institute of Psychology, University of Lodz
 

Dr. Emar Maier

October - November 2011 Host: Prof. Dr. Markus Werning
Emar Maier received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Radboud University Nijmegen in 2006 with a thesis on the semantics of de re and de se attitude ascriptions. After working as postdoctoral researcher in Linguistics (Nijmegen) and Philosophy (ILLC/Amsterdam), he is now PI of an ERC Starting Grant project on the grey area between direct and indirect reported speech (combining formal semantics and empirical investigation of child language, sign language, and ancient Greek). His research interests include: presuppositions and dynamic semantics; reported speech and quotation; indexicals and proper names; and attitude reports. His visit to the Bochum Philosophy of Language department/Mercator Research Group will provide an opportunity for mutual exchange of ideas about philosophical and empirical issues in the study of meaning generally, and about the nature of linguistic self-reference through quotation in particular.
Philosophy of Language and Cognition
 

Christopher Gauker

October - November 2011 Host: Prof. Dr. Markus Werning
His publications are in the areas of Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophical Logic.
His recent book is the following: "Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas", C. Gauker, Oxford University Press, 2011.
Homepage
Christopher Gauker, Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati
 

Prof. Max Coltheart

September - October 2011 Hosts: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
and Prof. Dr. Martin Brüne
Professor Coltheart is one of Australia’s most renowned and distinguished cognitive scientists. He was born in Frankston, near Melbourne. In 1957, he enrolled at the University of Sydney where he completed BA, MA and PhD degrees. Over the last 40 years, he has had a highly successful academic career – mainly in the areas of cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive neuropsychiatry – with an unparalleled range and volume of publications, achievements and honours. Macquarie University
Emeritus Professor, Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University Sydney
 

Dr. Vera Hoffmann-Kolss

April - September 2011 Host: Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
IKW

Universität Osnabrück
Assistant professor, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück