The joint Research Training Group (RTG) is based at Ruhr-University Bochum and Osnabrück University. Methodologically, it connects philosophy of mind and cognition with empirical research in cognitive science. The main goal of the RTG is to identify deficits in traditional conceptions of the human mind and to refine and enhance the existing conceptions by drawing on new developments in cognitive science that have not yet made their way into the prevailing philosophical approaches.

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Central Topics in Situated Cognition
Conference for Three Generations RTG ‘Situated Cognition’


Abstract Our Research Training Group ‘Situated Cognition’ has now started its third and last training generation of twelve new PhD students, with the second cohort simultaneously finalizing their projects. At... » read more

Our Support for Ukrainian Researchers in Situated Cognition


In order to express our solidarity with the people in Ukraine, who face the destruction of their universities by the Russian army and an attack on the values we believe... » read more

Bad Beliefs and Polarization
Epistemology and Psychology on Propaganda and Echo Chambers


Abstract Climate change denial, the anti-vax movement, Pizza Gate, and political propaganda — what unites these seemingly disparate phenomena? They are related to inappropriately formed, unfounded beliefs that contradict available... » read more


DateTypeOrganizerSpeaker & TitleVenue
October 5, 2023 9:00 am to October 6, 2023 6:00 pm Conference RTG 'Situated Cognition' Central Topics in Situated Cognition Conference
Three Generations RTG ‘Situated Cognition’
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
October 25, 2023 1:00 pm to October 25, 2023 6:00 pm Workshop Olena Komar Bad Beliefs and Polarization
International Interdisciplinary Workshop
Universität Osnabrück, 69/E15 (Albrechtstraße 28A)