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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21/01/2019 - 13:00 Onur Güntürkün
Biopsychology Research Colloquium
Noemi Rook Insights into the anatomy and function of the avian hippocampus IB 6/127
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22/01/2019 - 14:15 Albert Newen
Fellow lecture
Prof. Dr. Daniel Little Rational life plans? GA 1/28
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22/01/2019 - 16:15 Oliver T. Wolf
Forschungskolloquium Kognitionspsychologie
Annika Eichholtz Stress effects on fear of outgroup faces and attitudes IAFO 02/445
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24/01/2019 - 14:15 Nikolai Axmacher
Forschungskolloquium Neuropsychologie
Rebekka Heinen Targeted memory reactivation – sleep vs. wake IB 6/127
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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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25/01/2019 (All day) to 26/01/2019 (All day) Krzysztof Dolega, Elmarie Venter, Tobias Schlicht
Predictive Processing, Consciousness, and Self Blue Square, Bochum
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29/01/2019 - 16:15 Oliver T. Wolf
Forschungskolloquium Kognitionspsychologie
Fariba Sharifian Fear learning dynamics can be assessed by cortical pattern dependencies IAFO 02/445
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30/01/2019 - 12:00 Institut für Philosophie II
Dr. Kevin Reuter (Universität Bern) Is there knowledge that fails to be true? GA 04/187
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31/01/2019 - 14:15 Nikolai Axmacher
Forschungskolloquium Neuropsychologie
PD Dr. Patrizia Thoma Fatigue bei Schlaganfall und MS-Patienten. Vorläufige Ergebnisse IB 6/127
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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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11/02/2019 - 15:00 to 11/02/2019 - 18:15 Hanna Kruse
IGSN Symposium
Cindy Poo, Friedrich Johenning, Alexander Fleischmann Olfactory perception and information processing in the piriform cortex FNO 01/117
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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