About the Mind Group
initiated and coordinated by Thomas Metzinger – consists of young
researchers from various disciplines such as philosophy,
cognitive science and neuroscience. The basic idea of this group
create a platform for people with one systematic focus in
(typically analytical philosophy of mind or ethics) and another
empirical research (typically neuro- or cognitive neuroscience).
is to build a network, and to integrate these different approaches
foster the development of advanced theories of the mind which
most recent empirical findings as well as sophisticated conceptual
Thus, one major purpose of the group is to help bridging the gap
sciences and humanities.
least twice a year the group meetings take place at the FIAS in
with public lectures of well-known cognitive scientists.