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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RTG fellow Dr. Christine Michel (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig) returns to Bochum


Dr. Christine Michel of Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, will be visiting the RTG again from January 13th to 17th 2020. She already visited the... » read more

Samantha Ehli’s experiment became part of a documentation on TV: “Generation Helikopter-Eltern”


“Generation Helikopter-Eltern” focuses on the following questions: Are parents being more and more overprotective? What does this do to their children? The answers feature parts of Samantha Ehli’s experiment in... » read more

Call for PhD Applications


This is a call for 13 PhD-positions starting at the 1st of June 2020 as the key component of the Research Training Group „Situated Cognition“. The first round of PhD... » read more


DateTypeOrganizerSpeaker & TitleVenue
January 23, 2020 2:00 pm to January 23, 2020 4:00 pm Lecture Beate Krickel, Albert Newen, Peter Brössel Alfredo Vernazzani (Bochum): Understanding Vision: Scientific Understanding and Appearance Models in Vision ScienceRuhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187 (Mercator)
January 30, 2020 2:00 pm to January 30, 2020 4:00 pm Online Talk Francesco Marchi, Beate Krickel, Albert Newen, Peter Brössel Lisa Bortolotti (Birmingham) – Epistemic InnocenceRuhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187 (Mercator)
February 12, 2020 5:00 pm to February 12, 2020 7:00 pm Lecture Peter König How the brain may predict the present – Cyriel PennartzUniversität Osnabrück, 93/E31