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

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25/10/2018 - 16:00 to 25/10/2018 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Dr. Uwe Peters (RUB), Instantaneous actions: Or why judgment and decision are probably not mental actions Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium RUB, GA 04/187
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08/11/2018 - 09:00 to 10/11/2018 - 15:00 Sabrina Coninx, Lena Kästner, Albert Newen
Investigating the Mind RUB, GA 04/187
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08/11/2018 - 16:00 to 08/11/2018 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Dr. Levi Spectre (OU Israel, U Stockholm, Statistical Resentment Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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15/11/2018 - 16:00 to 15/11/2018 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Dr. Marte Otten, (U Amsterdam), The Role of Context in Language Processing Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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22/11/2018 - 16:00 to 22/11/2018 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schurz & Dr. Corina Strößner (U Düsseldorf), The role of Reasoning and Pragmatics in the Modifier Effect Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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29/11/2018 - 16:00 to 29/11/2018 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Dt. Richard Breheny (UCL), The Scope of Local Adjustments to Meaning Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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06/12/2018 - 16:00 to 06/12/2018 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Prof. Dr. Daniel Cohnitz (U Utrecht), Critical Citizens or Paranoid Nutcases? On the (Ir) Rationality of Conspiracy Casas Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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13/12/2018 - 16:00 to 13/12/2018 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Dr. Alistair Isaac (U Edinburgh), The Structuralist Ontology of Ecological Psychology Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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10/01/2019 - 16:00 to 10/01/2019 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Dr. Eyal Tal (U Köln), From Total-Evidence to Akrasia Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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17/01/2019 - 16:00 to 17/01/2019 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Dr. Marta Dynel (U Lodz), Humour vs. Irony from a Pragma-Philosophical Persepctive Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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24/01/2019 - 16:00 to 24/01/2019 - 18:00 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Prof. Dr. Katalin Farkas (CEU), Know-Wh and Learn-Wh Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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31/01/2019 - 16:00 to 31/01/2019 - 18:15 Prof. Werning, Prof. Newen, Prof. Brössel, Dr. Fabry
Prof. Dr. Ruth Filik (U Nottingham), Investigating Factors Influencing Sarcasm Comprehension Philosophy meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium Ruhr Universität Bochum GA 04/187
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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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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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02/09/2019 (All day) to 04/09/2019 (All day) Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
EuroCogSci2019 RUB, Veranstaltungszentrum