European Platform


Bewilligungen / Grants 2012


Intersubjectivity Interrupted: Experimental, Clinical and Philosophical Investigations

Bewilligung:  22.03.2012  Laufzeit:

Das Vorhaben wurde am 23.03.2012 von London nach Berlin umgesetzt.

One of the most compelling issues in the cognitive neurosciences has to do with the extent to which investigators should take account of the broader human context in which any experiment on ?mental states" inevitably takes place. More specifically, there are live questions regarding how, methodologically, to address: (i) research subjects' own assessments of their mental processes during the course of an experiment, as well as (ii) the ?social" nature of all experiments (there is always at least one experimenter and one research subject) in terms of both design and interpretation. The workshop is structured around two overarching questions: (1) Can scientists produce better knowledge of mental states in cognitive neuroscience if they employ experimental designs that: (a) Harness the social relations between experimenter(s) and research subject(s) that underpin all data collection in cognitive neuroscience? (b) Engage research subjects' own conceptualizations of their mental processes within these social, experimental contexts? (2) Can sociologists and historians produce more adequate accounts of social relations when they are both co-producers of, and privy to, laboratory-based techniques in which these phenomena are manifest and measurable ? as both powers for and limits of  neuroscientific entanglements?

Max-Planck-Institut für
Bildungsforschung, Berlin
Felicity Callard, Ph. D.

The London School of Economics
and Political Science
BIOS Centre
Tower 2
Des Fitzgerald

University College London
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
& Department of Psychology
Simone Kühn

University of Copenhagen
Center for Subjectivity Research
Joel Krueger

Leiden University
MA Philosophy of Psychiatry
Josephine Lenssen

Universität Basel
Philosophisches Seminar
Ulla Schmid

University of Durham
Department of Philosophy
Amanda Taylor Aiken

Max-Planck-Institut für
Bildungsforschung, Berlin
Felicity Callard, Ph. D.
Lentzeallee 24
14195 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)30 82406 0

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