Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Dr. Regina Fabry

Postdoctoral researcher

Department of Philosophy
Ruhr University Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
Room GA 04/142
44870 Bochum, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)234-32-29619
Secretary: +49(0)234-32-26739
Email: regina.fabry@rub.de

Office hour during the winter semester 2019/2020: Mondays, 15.00 to 16.00.

Research Interests

I am a philosopher working in the fields of philosophy of cognition, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of mind. I have been working on predictive processing, enculturation, 4E cognition, neural plasticity, neural reuse, cultural learning, the evolution of human culture and cognition, cognitive niche construction, and scientific explanation. I am also interested in the cognitive science of reading, writing, and mathematical cognition.


Fabry, R. E. (2019). Getting it: A predictive processing approach to irony comprehension. Synthese, 137. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02470-9

Fabry, R. E. (2019). Into the dark room: A predictive processing account of major depressive disorder. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-019-09635-4

Fabry, R. E., & Pantsar, M. (2019). A fresh look at research strategies in computational cognitive science: The case of enculturated mathematical problem solving. Synthese, 143. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.100/s11229-019-02276-9

Fabry, R. E. (2019). The cerebral, extra-cerebral bodily, and socio-cultural dimensions of enculturated arithmetical cognition. Synthese, 136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-019-02238-1

Fabry, R. E., & Kukkonen, K. (2019). Reconsidering the mind-wandering reader: Predictive processing, probability designs, and enculturation. Frontiers in Psychology, 1-14. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02648

Fabry, R. E. (2018). Turing redux: Enculturation and computation. Cognitive Systems Research, 52, 793808. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2018.09.011 

Fabry, R. E. (2018). Spontaneous cognition and epistemic agency in the cognitive niche. Frontiers in Psycholgy, 9, 1-3. https://doi.org/doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00931

Fabry, R. E. (2018). Betwixt and between: The enculturated predictive processing approach to cognition. Synthese, 195(6), 2483-2518. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-017-1334-y

Fabry, R. E. (2018). Enculturation and narrative practices. Phenomenologiy and the Cognitive Sciences, 1-27.

Fabry, R. E. (2017). Cognitive innovation, cumulative cultural evolution, and enculturation. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 17(5), 375-395.

Fabry, R. E. (2017). Explaining enculturated cognition. In E. Davelaar, G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, & T. Tenbrink (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 349-354). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Fabry, R. E. (2017). Transcending the evidentiary boundary: Prediction error minimization, embodied interaction, and explanator pluralism. Philosophical Psychology, 30(4), 391-410.

Fabry, R. E. (2017). Predictive processing and cognitive development. In Thomas Metzinger & Wanja Wiese (Eds.), Philosophy and predictive processing (pp.1-18). Frankfurt am Main: MIND Group.

Fabry, R. E. (2016). Enriching the notion of enculturation: Cognitive integraion, predictive processing, and the case of reading acquisition: A commentary on Richard Menary. In T. Metzinger  J.M. Windt (Eds.), Open MIND: Philosophy and the mind sciences in the 21 century (Vol 2, pp. 1017-1039). Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. Also available here.


I am also on academia.edu and ResearchGate.