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How philosophy can change the understanding of pain

A German-Canadian research team is calling for a more comprehensive approach. Dr. Sabrina Coninx from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Dr. Peter Stilwell from McGill University, Canada, have investigated how philosophical approaches can be used to think in new ways about pain and its management. The researchers advocate not merely reducing chronic pain management to searching and treating underlying physical changes but instead adopting an approach that focuses on the person as… » read more


Fourth Bochum Early Career Researchers Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

Fourth Bochum Early Career Researcher Workshop has a call for papers open! The workshop is an annual event by and for graduate students and early career researchers. It is a platform where people entering the academic job market have the opportunity not only for in-depth feedback on their work, but also for personal engagement and career advice from respected senior academics. Submissions are invited from PhD students or researchers who… » read more


Interdisciplinary Reading Club & Colloquium: Lecture Series on Animal Cognition & Child Development

Organization: Sabrina Coninx, Guillermo Hidalgo Gadea, Maja Griem, Felix Schreiber, & Julia Wolf 11.05.2021 14:00 – 15:30 CET (UTC+2) online Miiamaaria Kujala (University of Jyväskylä) Social perception across species in humans and dogs: Perspectives from behavior, gaze and brains Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81662103553?pwd=VkkvT3cxdU83QVA4eFN1WEtIUTdhdz09 Meeting-ID: 816 6210 3553; Password: WDz3XL 01.06.2021 14:00 – 15:30 CET (UTC+2) online Sidney Carls-Diamante (University of Konstanz) The curriculum of the octopus teacher: Lessons for cognitive science… » read more


Bochum-Grenoble Research Center Mini-Lecture Series „Memory and Self“

Tuesday 6th April 16.00 – 17.15  André Sant’Anna   Washington University in St. Louis/   Centre for Philosophy of Memory (Grenoble)   “Fluency as the basis of autonoetic consciousness” 17.20 – 18.35    Raphael Milliere (in collaboration with A. Newen)   Columbia University (New York)    “Selfless Memories”   Zoom-Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82409476700?pwd=a1A0aGxTSUQwenowUUYrVUkvbjZOZz09 Wednesday 21st April 16.00 – 17.15   Vilius Dranseika   Jagiellonian University/   Centre for Philosophy of Memory (Grenoble)   “Memory… » read more


RUB ist Standort des Deutschen Zentrums für Psychische Gesundheit

Bochum hat sich erfolgreich im bundesweiten Wettbewerb für das neue nationale Zentrum für die Spitzenforschung zur Verbesserung der psychischen Gesundheit durchgesetzt. Psychische Störungen betreffen in Deutschland mehr als ein Drittel aller Menschen im Laufe ihres Lebens. Um sie verstehen, vermeiden oder erfolgreich behandeln zu können, muss der Blick auf Lebensspannen und Lebenswelten gerichtet werden. Mit dieser Überzeugung ist „LIFE TBT“ angetreten: Der Verbund, der von Prof. Dr. Silvia Schneider vom… » read more


GEM 2021 – Generative Episodic Memory Workshop

16.02.2021 – 18.02.2021 (online, via conference platform “Whova”) Organized by: Research unit FOR 2812 “Constructing scenarios of the past: A new framework in episodic memory” Abstract Episodic memories are widely regarded as memories of personally experienced events. Early concepts about episodic memory were based on the storage model, according to which experiential content is preserved in memory and later retrieved. However, overwhelming empirical evidence suggests that the content of episodic… » read more