Dr. John Michael will be visiting the RTG in Bochum from mid of June until beginning of July 2018.
John Michael is currently an assistant professor at the Warwick University philosophy department and an affiliated researcher in the SOMBY lab. He studied philosophy at Wesleyan University (Connecticut, USA), then at the University of Tübingen (Germany), and completed his PhD at the University of Vienna in 2010. After working as a post doctoral researcher in cognitive science at Aarhus University and Copenhagen University (Denmark), he joined the SOMBY lab at the Central European University as a Marie Curie Research Fellow in 2014. He works primarily on issues pertaining to social cognition – especially mindreading, perspective taking, joint action, and the sense of commitment. From 2016 onward, his research is supported by a five year ERC starting grant to investigate the sense of commitment in joint action. The project will develop a theoretical framework for research on the sense of commitment, and create a suite of experimental paradigms for testing predictions generated by the theoretical framework.