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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Lectures and workshops

Date / Time Organizer Speaker / Title Venue
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11/03/2019 (All day) Desmond Agboada
IGSN Symposium
Christian Plewnia, Charlotte Stagg, Raf Meesen tDCS: from basic physiology to clinical applications RUB
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14/03/2019 (All day) to 15/03/2019 (All day) Prof. Albert Newen, Prof. Tobias Schlicht
Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures 2019 RUB
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03/04/2019 (All day) to 05/04/2019 (All day) Markus Werning, Matthias Unterhuber Maria Spychalska, Eugen Fischer
Reasoning, Argumentation and Logic in Natural Language: Experiments and Models RUB
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09/04/2019 (All day) to 10/04/2019 (All day) Denise Manahan-Vaughan
IGSN Conference
Molecular and Neural Correlates of Memory and Cognition RUB
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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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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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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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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