Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience Research Seminars

The PPN Research Seminar is a joint endeavour to promote interdisciplinary discussion between Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience.

Time: 4pm

Venue: Normally these take place in the Psychology Level 6 Meeting Room (62 Hillhead Street) or the Reid Room, Philosophy Level 4 (67 Oakfield Avenue), however, for 2020-2021 they will take place by Zoom.

In addition to the regular meetings, we hold Work in Progress (WiP) meetings where postgraduates present their work. WiP meetings are identified below.

All students, staff and visiting researchers are welcome to attend.


Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience Seminar 2020-2021

This year's seminars will, by default, be held by Zoom. Regular information for joining sessions will be sent to the CSPE mailing list (email to join), and to relevant staff and student lists.

Fall Semester 2020

5 October 2020
"I could do that in my sleep: skilled performance in dreams"
Dr. Melanie Rosen (Philosophy, Trent University) 

19 October 2020
“Synaesthesia as a Model System for Understanding Variation in the Human Mind and Brain”
Prof. Jamie Ward (Neuroscience, University of Sussex)

2 November 2020
"Back to Square One! Minimal Perceptual Experiences in Utero"
Dr. Anna Ciaunica (Philosophy, Porto University; Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL)

30 November 2020
"The puzzle of proprioception"
Dr. Alisa Mandrigin (Philosophy, Stirling)

7 December 2020
"Dreams, morality and the waking world"
Dr. Robert Cowan (Philosophy, Glasgow)

14 December 2020
"Reflex theory, cautionary tale: Misleading simplicity in early neuroscience"
Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta (Philosophy, Edinburgh)


Winter/Spring Semester, 2021

1 February 2021
"Attention, action, automaticity and bias (implicit too)."
Dr. Wayne Wu (Centre for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon)

8 February 2021
“Spatial content and self-representation in perception”
Dr. Raphael Milliere (Centre for Society and Neuroscience, Columbia)

1 March 2021
"Is there a difference in kind between perception and cognition?"
Prof. Ned Block (Philosophy, NYU)

22 March 2021
"Perceptual expertise and creativity"
Dr. Dustin Stockes (Philosophy, Utah)

29 March 2021
"Towards a functional framework for neuroimaging"
Prof. Philippe Schyns (Neuroscience, Glasgow)

19 April 2021
"Perceptual Presence and Perceptual Content"
Dominic Gregory (Philosophy, Sheffield)

10 May 2021
"Changing Perspective on Self and Others in Virtual Reality"
Dr. Solene Neyret (Arts et Métiers, Institut Image LISPEN)

17 May 2021
Prof. Justin Broackes (Philosophy, Brown)

24 May 2021
"Completing the Present"
Prof. Frederique de Vignemont (Philosophy, Jean Nicod)


This year’s seminars are jointly sponsored by the Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology, and the CSPE.AHRC logo

Organised by Dr Derek Brown