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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Visiting RTG-Fellow: Prof. Dr. Heidi Maibom (University of Cincinnati)


Prof. Dr. Heidi Maibom from the department of philosophy, University of Cincinnati, will be visiting us in Bochum in March 2020. She will give a fellow-talk on the question “Why... » read more

Extended deadline: Call for PhD applications


The deadline for the call for PhD applications has been extended until 19th February 2020. Visit for further details.

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


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