European Platform

Bewilligungen / Grants 2011

 

Attributing Intentions and its Consequences for Interaction

Bewilligung:  25.10.2011  Laufzeit:

Das Vorhaben wurde am 26.10.2011 von Pullach im Isartal nach Berlin umgesetzt.

In recent decades, philosopher and cognitive scientists have focused intensively on various aspects of personal opposed to shared intentions and their role in individual and/or joint actions. This workshop brings together scientists from different disciplines to discuss the pros and cons of traditional approaches and studies as well as novel models and experiments that shed new light on open questions and contribute fruitfully to the ongoing debate.

Max-Planck-Institut für
Bildungsforschung, Berlin
Adaptives Verhalten und Kognition
Dipl.-Psych. Juliane Kämmer

Utrecht University
Faculty of Humanities
Practical Philosophy/Ethics Institute
Gerhard Bos
NIEDERLANDE

Universität Bochum
Institut für Philosophie, GA3/139
Anika Fiebich

Ansprechpartner:
Max-Planck-Institut für
Bildungsforschung, Berlin
Adaptives Verhalten und Kognition
Dipl.-Psych. Juliane Kämmer
Lentzeallee 94
14195 Berlin
Tel.: 030 824 06362
Homepage: http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/de/mitarbeiter/juliane-kaemmer

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Into the Glass Mind: How Glass in Contemporary Architecture Shapes Perception, Action, and Social Behavior

Bewilligung:  20.07.2011  Laufzeit:  2 Jahre

Das Vorhaben wurde am 20.07.2011 von HE Nijmegen nach Bangor Gwynedd umgesetzt.

Glass has become a defining feature of contemporary architecture. In the shape of facades, windows, doors, canopies, winter gardens, staircases, walkways and walls, glass is found as a core structural element in public and private buildings alike. Its diverse applicability has been closely associated with one of its defining characteristics: Glass can be transparent. In consequence, the material often forms an invisible barrier. What remains to be determined, however, is how humans perceive, represent and act around such barriers. The project describes a series of experiments designed to address this empirical lacuna. As a collaborative endeavor between an anthropologist, an architect, a neuroscientist, a social psychologist, and two vision scientists, the project ultimately aims at providing crossdisciplinary insights upon which the architectural use of glass in man-made living and working environments.

Bangor University
School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Emily Cross, Ph. D.
GROSSBRITANNIEN

Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Bernstein Center for Computational
Neuroscience Berlin
Radoslaw Martin Cichy

Queen Mary, University of London
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Alexandra de Sousa
GROSSBRITANNIEN

Universität München
Fakultät für Psychologie und Pädagogik
Allgemeine und Experimentelle Psychologie
Marcin Leszcynski

Technische Universität Dresden
Fachbereich Architektur
Lehrstuhl für Sozial- und Gesundheitsbauten
Dr.-Ing. Gesine Marquardt

Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Department of Psychology
Susanne Quadflieg
BELGIEN

Ansprechpartner:
Bangor University
School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Emily Cross, Ph. D.
Postfach
Bangor Gwynedd  LL57 2AS
GROSSBRITANNIEN

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Modulating mental states in social decision making

Bewilligung: 15.07.2011  Laufzeit:  2 Jahre

The central aim of the network project is to bring together two hitherto unconnected lines of theory and research: altered mental states (e. g., different arousal states, sleep deprivation) and group decision making. While group decision making research typically does not address the mental states of the group members, research on altered mental states typically focuses on individual effects on cognition and emotion, ignoring social effects. That is why the experimental design of the project tries to separate individual-specific and group-specific influences on group performance. The experiments investigate effects of arousal as well as effects of sleep deprivation and nap on group decisions. Mathematical group modelling and an ethical part complement the project.

Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Psychologie
Dr. Jan Häusser

Utrecht University
Dept. Neurology & Neurosurgery
Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience
Martin Bleichner
NIEDERLANDE

Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, München
Dr. Martin Dresler

Universität Göttingen
Institut für Psychologie
Dr. Nadira Faulmüller

University of Oxford
Program on Ethics of the New Biosciences
Suite 8, Littlegate House
Dr. Bennett Foddy
GROSSBRITANNIEN

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Klinik und Hochschulambulanz für Psychiatrie
und Psychotherapie
Campus Benjamin Franklin
Dr. Dimitris Repantis

Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar
Computational Diagnostics and Biocybernetics Unit
Dr. Carlos Trenado

Ansprechpartner:
Universität Hildesheim
Institut für Psychologie
Dr. Jan Häusser
Marienburger Platz 22
31141 Hildesheim
Tel.: 05121 883 483
Homepage: https://www.uni-hildesheim.de/index.php?id=7042

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Social Interaction: the Interplay of Pre-reflective and Reflective Processes

Bewilligung: 28.06.2011  Laufzeit:  2 Jahre

The overall aim of the project is to transcend the dichotomy between Theory of Mind and Interaction Theory accounts of social interaction in order to arrive at an integrated framework of social behaviour that can be tested empirically. The project is based on the assumption that Theory of Mind and Interaction Theory accounts are complementary rather than mutually exclusive as their relationship is often portrayed in the literature. After developing a theoretical framework, two theoretical aspects will be tested experimentally: (1) Reflective vs. pre-reflective processes in social interaction and (2) cooperative vs. competitive forms of social interaction. Pilot studies will be conducted with rats and with humans. The experimental design of these two pilot studies is based on a prior developed theoretical framework wich will be redesigned and improved on the basis of the outcomes of the experiments.

Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für experimentelle Psychologie
Marijn van Wingerden

University of Tartu
Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
Department of Philosophy
Vivian Bohl
ESTLAND

King's College London
Department of Philolophy
Marion Godman
GROSSBRITANNIEN

University of Edinburgh
School of Philosophy, Psychology and
Language Sciences
Dugald Stewart Building
Mog Stapleton
GROSSBRITANNIEN

University of Cambridge
Department of Psychiatry
Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute
Christoph Teufel
GROSSBRITANNIEN

Leiden University
Department of Psychology
Institute of Psychology
Wouter van den Bos
NIEDERLANDE

Ansprechpartner:
Universität Düsseldorf
Institut für experimentelle Psychologie
Marijn van Wingerden
Postfach
40204 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 81 12072

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Comparing Apples with Oranges: A Differential View on Neuroenhancement

Bewilligung: 30.05.2011  Laufzeit:  2 Jahre

As its starting point, the project takes the observation that interventions in the mind are, in a wide sense, an everyday and commonplace phenomenon: "Every conversation changes the brain" (Eric Kandel). But the range of possible techniques to change and enhance the mind is wide and cognitive neurotechnology will pervade our society more and more, presumably in an irreversible way. Thus, the project seeks to prepare appropriate, empirically informed and theoretically fine-grained guidelines for cognitive enhancement and modulation of the brain. If some interventions in the mind are considered ethically dubious or even legally impermissible whereas others are deemed beneficial for the individual and society, distinctions among them seem to be drawn. Taken together, the project want to present a differential view on neuroenhancement from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, München
Dr. Martin Dresler

Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft
Jan Christoph Bublitz

Ghent University, Gent
Simone Kühn
BELGIEN

Universität Bochum
Aleksandra Mroczko-Wasowicz

Nestlé Research Center Lausanne
Food Consumer Interaction
Kathrin Ohla
SCHWEIZ

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Klinik und Hochschulambulanz für Psychiatrie
und Psychotherapie
Campus Benjamin Franklin
Dr. Dimitris Repantis

University of Oxford
The Future of Humanity Institute
Dr. Anders Sandberg
GROSSBRITANNIEN

Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar
Computational Diagnostics and Biocybernetics Unit
Dr. Carlos Trenado

Ansprechpartner:
Max-Planck-Institut für Psychiatrie, München
Dr. Martin Dresler
Kraepelinstr. 2 - 10
80804 München
Tel.: 089 306 22386
Homepage: http://www.mpipsykl.mpg.de/people/dresler_m.shtml

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The (Un)bound Body Project. Exploring the constraints of embodiment & the limits of body representation

Bewilligung: 31.01.2011  Laufzeit:  2 Jahre

The (Un)bound Body Project aims to investigate the relationship between the body and body representation, by drawing on methods from philosophy, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology and psychoacoustics. Recent discoveries of new body representations include motor and sensory maps, schematic, imagistic and structural representations of the body, representations of space surrounding the body, and a variety of neural networks specifically dedicated to body representations. In contrast to dominant contemporary strategy of differentiating categories of body representations, the project aims at introducing a new theoretical framework for studying the specificity of individual body representations and their dependency on the physical body.

Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di Psicologia
Alma Mater Studiorum
Andrea Serino, Ph. D.
ITALIEN

Università degli Studi "G. d´Annunzio"
Chieti-Pescara, Pescara
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze e Imaging
Marcello Costantini
ITALIEN

Universität Bern
Institut für Psychologie
Abteilung für Kognitive Psychologie,
Wahrnehmung und Methodenlehre
Christophe Lopez
SCHWEIZ

University of Edinburgh
School of Philosophy, Psychology
& Language Sciences
Alisa Mandrigin
GROSSBRITANNIEN

Ana Tajadura-Jiménez Ph. D.
Royal Holloway University of London
Psychology Department
EGHAM, SURREY, TQ20 OEX
GROSSBRITANNIEN
Phone: +44 1784 276551

Universität Mainz
Philosophisches Seminar
Adrian Smith
DEUTSCHLAND

Ansprechpartner:
Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di Psicologia
Alma Mater Studiorum
Andrea Serino, Ph. D.
Via Riccardo Brusi, 20
I- Cesena 47023
ITALIEN
Homepage: http://www.cnc.psice.unibo.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35%3Aandrea-serino&catid=1%3Alo-staff&Itemid=2&lang=en