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
02/07/2019 (All day) to 03/07/2019 (All day) Tobias Schlicht, Andrea Pace Giannotta
Phenomenal Intentionality RUB
02/07/2019 - 16:15 to 02/07/2019 - 18:00 Markus Werning, Peter Brössel, Regina Fabry
Philosophy Meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium
Thomas Raleigh (University of United Arab Emirates) Phenomenal Contrast and Twin-Earthable Properties Ruhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187
09/07/2019 - 16:15 to 09/07/2019 - 18:00 Markus Werning, Peter Brössel, Regina Fabry
Philosophy Meets Cognitive Science Research Colloquium
Insa Lawler (RUB) Misalignment between Research Hypotheses and Statistical Hypotheses Ruhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187
10/07/2019 - 12:15 to 10/07/2019 - 14:00 Luke Roelofs and Tobias Schlicht
Research Colloquium Consciousness & Cognition
Elke Brendel (University of Bonn) t.b.a. Ruhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187
02/09/2019 (All day) to 04/09/2019 (All day) Prof. Dr. Albert Newen
EuroCogSci2019 RUB, Veranstaltungszentrum
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