Dr. Nivedita Gangopadhyay
July 2012 - June 2014
Dr. t 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.