Gabriele Ferretti (December 2020 - Ongoing)


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Gabriele Ferretti started his two-year Humboldt-Postdoc Fellowship in December 2020 at RUB. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Mind from the Centre for Philosophical Psychological at the University of Antwerp in 2016 and a second Ph.D. in Complexity Science from the Department of Pure and Applied Science at Urbino Carlo Bo University, Italy. There he continued as a postdoctoral fellow working on his project 'Visual Perception in Action' that was supported by research grant from the Franco and Marilisa Caligara Foundation. Her received further research fellowships from the University of Florence and Basel. This last fellowship, he realized as a NOMIS Fellow at Eikones - Center for the Theory and History of the Image in Basel, Switzerland.

His research focus is empirically informed Philosophy of Perception and Action drawing on Cognitive Science, especially Visual and Motor Neuroscience, as well as experimental evidence for models of visual perception. His main interest concerns the relation between Vision, Pictorial Perception and the Motoric. Further research topics include Practical Knowledge and Molyneux Question. His publications include two co-authored books (Ferretti, G., & Glenney, B. (2020). Molyneux’s Question and the History of Philosophy. Routledge, Ferretti, G. & Zipoli Caiani, S. (2018). Vedere ed Agire. (Seeing and Acting). Editrice Il Mulino.) and various articles spanning his wide research interests such as Ferretti, G. & Marchi, F. (2020). Visual Attention in Pictorial Perception. Synthese, Ferretti, G. (2018). The Neural Dynamics of Seeing-In. Erkenntnis84(6), 1285-1324 and Ferretti, G. (2016). Pictures, Action Properties and Motor Related Effects. Synthese, Special Issue: Neuroscience and Its Philosophy, 193(12), 3787-3817).



Dr. Luca Barlassina (Oktober 2012 - Oktober 2014)

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From October to December 2011, Luca Barlassina was a research fellow at the Bochum Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution, where he will join Prof. Newen's research group on social cognition. In May 2011 Luca Barlassina got a PhD in philosophy from the University of Milan. During his PhD, he was a visiting graduate student at the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science and at the Institut Jean Nicod. His research lies at the intersection between philosophy of mind and cognitive science, with a special focus on social cognition. He has authored and co-authored papers on mental simulation, disgust attribution, and moral judgment in autism. He's currently working on mirror mechanisms, phenomenal mindreading, and the embodied character of emotions.

Cameron Buckner, PhD (April - Juli 2012 / April - August 2013)


Dr. Cameron Buckner received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2011. His primary research area is the philosophy of cognitive science, and he also has a background in artificial intelligence. His dissertation is on the structure of cognition and the nature of mental content. He has published in the areas of philosophy of mind, computer science, and psychology. He is co-founder of the Indiana Philosophy Ontology Project, which began in 2005 to serve the information needs of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by integrating developments from information extraction, social computing, knowledge representation, and logic programming.