AISB convention 2017

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Connection Science

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD scholarships in Neurophilosophy, Munich, GERMANY

PhD-scholarships in Neurophilosophy

 The Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN) at LMU Munich invites 
applications for several PhD scholarships in Neurophilosophy. The GSN is 
the teaching entity for the Munich Center of Neurosciences - Brain & Mind 
(MCN). Through creating an interdisciplinary network of research the GSN 
provides a stimulating environment for students and faculty to produce 
novel formulations of current concepts and theories.

 Successful applicants will be affiliated with the Research Center for 
Neurophilosophy and Ethics of Neurosciences at the GSN. We especially 
encourage projects in the following areas:

  philosophy of cognitive neuroscience (explanation, reduction)

  philosophy and cognitive science of agency (mental causation, free will, 
moral psychology, abilities)

  philosophy and cognitive science of reasoning (e.g. deductive and 
non-deductive reasoning, logic and neural networks, decision making)

  ethics of neuroscience (research ethics, enhancement)

   In each application round we encourage applications in focus areas in 
order to build

 small research groups. In the 2013/14 round the focus areas are:

  reasoning and decision making (esp. deductive and non-deductive 
reasoning in science and ordinary life, individual and collective decision 

  human agency (esp. mental causation, complex action, multi-tasking, 
attention, reductive and non-reductive explanation of agency