Scientists at the University of Tübingen study the differential distribution of photoreceptors in the retina of mice
Philosophy of Neuroscience
Junior Research Group
The philosophy of neuroscience is an exciting discipline that sits at the boundary of cognitive neuroscience and traditional philosophy of mind. New analytic techniques have led to a cornucopia of information from the neurosciences in recent years. Philosophical work on mental phenomena and their explanation will need to be highly sensitive both to the precise parameters of these empirical findings, as well as the concepts, distinctions, frameworks, and questions that have been established by philosophers over the years. The Philosophy of Neuroscience (PONS) group aims to contribute to this rapprochement between philosophy and neuroscience. The current foci of the group’s investigations are: the philosophical foundations of integrative neuroscience, the relation between perception and action, body cognition, and rationality.