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Summer Seminar 2018: Pain and belief

In the run up to our ‘Pain and Belief: from meaning to modulation’ conference (12-13th June), the CCR summer seminar this will be on the same topic, looking at papers by the external speakers. Timetable is below and all are very welcome! All meetings are: Tuesdays 2-3.30pm Readings available at: DATE TITLE LOCATION PRESENTER […]

Conscientious objection in healthcare?

Healthcare professionals, or those with links to practitioners, might be interested in this piece on conscientious objection in healthcare, from Reading philosopher Prof. David Oderberg, ahead of the 2018 Committee Stage for the Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill in the House of Lords:  

Philosophy PhD funding: Open Day, 4th December 2017

On 4 December 2017, the University of Reading will host an Open Day to provide an opportunity for those interested in applying to the AHRC SWW DTP for a PhD studentship to learn more about postgraduate research and training at Reading. Funding is available for pursuing interdisciplinary projects at the interface of philosophy and psychology. […]

ESPP Poster Award

CCR is delighted to announce that Sarah Fisher was awarded the Poster Prize at the 25th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, held at the University of Hertfordshire, 14-17th August. Her award-winning poster can be seen in an earlier post to this blog. Well done Sarah!

Graduate work at the Centre for Cognition Research

We welcome applications for graduate study at CCR. As an example of the kind of interdisciplinary project our PhD students pursue, take a look at this excellent European Society for Philosophy and Psychology Poster on framing effects by Sarah Fisher (who is just finishing her first year of study, based in the Philosophy Department).

1st AHRC Pervasive Context Conference: Beijing 24th and 25th October 2015

Two members of CCR, Emma Borg and Nat Hansen, have recently returned from Beijing, where, in collaboration with colleagues Prof. YE Chuang and Dr. LI Qilin at Peking University, they were hosting the first conference held under the auspices of ‘Pervasive Context’ – an AHRC funded international research network. The objective of the network is […]

New Directions in Philosophy of Mind: Funding call

CCR members may be interested in the following call for grant proposals, directed at interdisciplinary projects investigating alternatives to reductive physicalism in understanding the mind:

Talk cancellation/New talk: 19th March

Tim Salomons talk scheduled for 19th March has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for later in the year, details to follow. There will be a Psychology seminar on Thusrday 19th March which is likely to be of interest to CCR members: Dr Ofer Golan, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Title: “Using technology based interventions to facilitate emotion recognition […]

What makes us human?

You can listen to Centre Director, Emma Borg, discussing what makes us human with Anne Diamond on BBC Radio Berkshire (starts at 01:07:00): BBC Radio Berkshire – Anne Diamnond

AHRC network: Pervasive context-sensitivity in natural language

CCR will host a major AHRC funded international network between the University of Reading and Peking University, China, during 2014-2016, on the topic of ‘Pervasive context-sensitivity in natural language’. The project will look at the extent of context-sensitivity in language, what theoretical models are best suited to accommodating  context-sensitivity, the effect of  context-sensitivity on the […]

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