The Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution is a cooperative platform initiated by a number of scientists and scholars in the fields of philosophy, psychiatry, psychology, neurosciences and neuroinformatics located at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

In addition to the well-established research at the department of neuroscience in Bochum, the main focus of the center is to foster all those research endeavours that are interdisciplinary in nature.

The center provides an interdisciplinary platform for neurophilosophical and neurocognitive studies. Its mission is to work toward an integrated understanding of cognition through an interdisciplinary research approach in philosophy, psychology, psychiatry and neurosciences and to develop new perspectives on possible interfaces between these disciplines. This platform also supports the new interdisciplinary Master program “Cognitive Science” taught in English. Research in the center integrates four methodological approaches: the philosophical analysis of mental phenomena (MIND), the investigation of physiological processes (BRAIN), the study of behavioral patterns including computational modeling and comparative studies of cognitive functions (Cog. Evolution). The goal of the center is to develop a new understanding of cognition focusing on the following functions: social cognition, self and action, concepts and categorization, and learning and memory. The innovative dimension of this endeavour is that the four methodological approaches will be applied to one and the same topic.

On this site you can find all relevant details about the founders and members of this platform as well as about interesting guests residing at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Furthermore, we keep posting announced talks and workshops.

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This is a Sub-Center of the recently founded „Center for Mind and Cognition“

Lectures and workshops

Date / Time Organizer Speaker / Title Venue
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30/04/2019 - 12:00 to 30/04/2019 - 14:00 Luke Roelofs and Tobias Schlicht
Research Colloquium Consciousness & Cognition
Margherita Arcangeli (Institut Jeane Nicod, Paris) Spelling out imagining from the inside Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GAFO 04/271
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30/04/2019 - 16:15 to 30/04/2019 - 17:45 Prof. Dr. Markus Werning, Prof. Dr. Peter Brössel, Dr. Regina Fabry
Philosophy Meets Cognitive Science
Dr. Regina Fabry Getting It: A Predictive Processing Account of Irony Comprehension RUB, GA 04/187
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06/05/2019 (All day) Dirk Jancke
IGSN Symposium
Psychophysics in humans and optogenetics in mice RUB
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07/05/2019 - 12:00 to 07/05/2019 - 14:00 Luke Roelofs and Tobias Schlicht
Research Colloquium Consciousness & Cognition
Uriah Kriegel (University of Hamburg) The value of consciousness Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GAFO 04/271
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08/05/2019 - 18:00 to 08/05/2019 - 20:00 Lehrstuhl für Philosophisch-Theologische Grenzfragen
Albert Newen (RUB) Menschliches Denken und künstliche Intelligenz. Müssen wir den menschlichen Verstand neu denken? Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GA 03/149
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14/05/2019 - 12:00 to 14/05/2019 - 14:00 Luke Roelofs and Tobias Schlicht
Research Colloquium Consciousness & Cognition
Philip Golff (University of Durham) Can the multiverse explain the fine-tuning? Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GAFO 04/271
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21/05/2019 - 12:00 to 21/05/2019 - 14:00 Luke Roelofs and Tobias Schlicht
Research Colloquium Consciousness & Cognition
Sidney Carls-Diamante (Konrad Lorenz Institute, Vienna) Single arm use in octupuses and motor control by predicition error Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GAFO 04/271
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22/05/2019 - 12:00 to 22/05/2019 - 14:00 Luke Roelofs and Tobias Schlicht
Research Colloquium Consciousness & Cognition
Michelle Montague (University of Texas, Austin) Against the Attitudes
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28/05/2019 - 12:00 to 28/05/2019 - 14:00 Luke Roelofs and Tobias Schlicht
Research Colloquium Consciousness & Cognition
Francois Kammerer (Université cath. de Loucain) The illusion of conscious experience Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GAFO 04/271
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29/05/2019 - 18:00 to 29/05/2019 - 20:00 Lehrstuhl für Philosophisch-Theologische Grenzfragen
Marion Sardone (Munich) Mein Auto spricht mit mir. Persönlichkeitsdesign für smarte Assistenten Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GA 03/149
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03/06/2019 (All day) Jörg Tatzelt
IGSN Symposium
David A. Harris, Michael Tranulis, Markus Glatzel Molecular mechanisms in prion diseases RUB
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04/06/2019 - 12:00 to 04/06/2019 - 14:00 Luke Roelofs and Tobias Schlicht
Research Colloquium Consciousness & Cognition
Samuel Taylor (University of Düsseldorf) The explanatory role of concepts Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GAFO 04/271
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05/06/2019 (All day) to 06/06/2019 (All day) Peter Brössel, Insa Lawler
Measurement in cognitive science Ruhr Universität Bochum, Beckmannshof
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13/06/2019 (All day) to 14/06/2019 (All day) Krys Dolega, Judith Martens, Andrea Pace Giannotta, Luke Roelofs, Elmarie Venter, Alfredo Vernazzani, Julia Wolf
Second Bochum Early Career Researcher Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and of Cognitive Science
Onur Güntürkün (RUB), Rebekka Hufendiek (Basel) Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science RUB
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19/06/2019 - 18:00 to 19/06/2019 - 20:00 Lehrstuhl für Philosophisch-Theologische Grenzfragen
Tobias Glasmachers (RUB) Der Mensch im Horizont der künstlichen Intelligenz Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GA 03/149
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02/07/2019 (All day) to 03/07/2019 (All day) Tobias Schlicht, Andrea Pace Giannotta
Phenomenal Intentionality RUB
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02/09/2019 (All day) to 04/09/2019 (All day) Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
EuroCogSci2019 RUB, Veranstaltungszentrum
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02/09/2019 (All day) Abdelrahman Rayan, Denise Manahan-Vaughan
IGSN Symposium
Dori Derdikmann, David Dupret, Christian Doeller The neural mechanisms underlying spatial navigation (and memory): from animal models to humans RUB