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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Round Table: Career Opportunities Outside Academia


July 2, 17:00-20:00, Bochumer Fenster | PhD in Philosophy or Psychology? Now What? We will discuss this question with our guests: Dr. Anne-Sophie Brüggen – PhD in Philosophy, now: Management... » read more

GAP Satellite Workshop


On Friday, Sept 21 2018, the RTG hosted a one-day philosophy workshop on “Mental Representation, Mechanistic Explanation & Situated Cognition.” The workshop was one of three satellite workshops one day... » read more

RTG fellow: Dr. Christine Michel (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)


Dr. Christine Michel of Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, will be visiting the RTG from 10. – 14. September 2018. She will be joining Samantha... » read more


DateTypeOrganizerSpeaker & TitleVenue
April 30, 2019 12:15 pm to April 30, 2019 1:45 pm Invited talk Luke Roelofs, Tobias Schlicht Margherita Arcangeli (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris): Spelling out imagining from the insideGAFO 04/271
May 7, 2019 12:15 pm to May 7, 2019 1:45 pm invited talk Luke Roelofs, Tobias Schlicht Uriah Krieges (Hamburg): The value of consciousnessGAFO 04/271
May 21, 2019 12:15 pm to May 21, 2019 1:45 pm invited talk Luke Roelofs, Tobias Schlicht Sidney Carls-Diamante (Konrad Lorenz Institute, Vienna): Single arm use in octopuses and motor control by prediction errorGAFO 04/271
June 4, 2019 12:15 pm to June 4, 2019 1:45 pm invited talk Luke Roelofs, Tobias Schlicht Samuel Taylor (Düsseldorf): The explanatory role of conceptsGAFO 04/271
June 5, 2019 9:00 am to June 6, 2019 6:00 pm Workshop Peter Brössel and Insa Lawler Measurement in Cognitive ScienceRuhr Universität Bochum, Beckmannshof