Brain and Humanity

We examine the human experience for insight into how our mental world comes about. We connect empirical work on the mind and brain with wider research into human experience. This work addresses contemporary and historical issues about the interface between cognitive neuroscience and compelling questions in the arts and humanities.

CINN aims to build on the University of Reading’s success to date in this area, by providing a platform for exploring and executing collaborative work. Projects which CINN facilitates focus on artistic, emotional, rational, political or social aspects of the human experience. For example, CINN supports the annual Reading Emotions symposium, which in 2017 focused on belief and its relationship to emotion and action; speakers addressed this topic from neuroscientific, developmental, clinical and philosophical perspectives.