SPP-misc: Berlin School of Mind and Brain: Visiting scholar and student program
patrick.wilken at hu-berlin.de
Tue Feb 9 05:53:18 CST 2010
VISITING SCHOLAR AND STUDENT PROGRAM: BERLIN SCHOOL OF MIND AND BRAIN
Application deadline: 1st May 2010.
Enquiries: admissions at mind-and-brain.de
The Berlin School of Mind and Brain invites applications for visiting
scholars and students.
The Berlin School of Mind and Brain is an international research school,
located in the vibrant heart of Berlin. Founded in 2006 as part of
Germany's Excellence Initiative, it offers a unique three-year
interdisciplinary doctoral program in English in the mind/brain
sciences. Research within the School focuses on the interface between
the humanities and the neurosciences. Of particular interest are
research areas that fall on the borders between the mind sciences (e.g.,
philosophy, linguistics, behavioral and cognitive science, economics),
and the brain sciences (e.g., neurophysiology, computational
neuroscience, neurology, and neurobiology). Major topics of research
within the program include: 'conscious and unconscious perception',
'decision-making', 'language', 'brain plasticity and lifespan ontogeny',
'mental disorders and brain dysfunction', and the 'philosophy of mind'.
However, research is not limited to these areas, and students are
strongly encouraged to develop and work at their own initiative on any
projects that are relevant to interdisciplinary questions relating to
mind and brain.
Visiting scholars will have a doctoral degree, and be working in an area
of research relevant to the School. Visiting student status is available
to qualified doctoral students currently enrolled in programs not
affiliated with the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. In rare
circumstances students with a master's degree may also be granted
visiting student status. Visiting scholars are provided a desk and
computer in a shared office space. Both visiting scholars and students
will be provided with access to the internet and university libraries.
In addition, visiting students are allowed by prior arrangement to
participate in relevant aspects of the School’s teaching program during
their visit. It is anticipated that visiting scholars and students will
participate actively in the academic life of the School. The School
would be delighted, for instance, to hear suggestions from visiting
scholars regarding potential seminars or journal clubs that they might
organize during their stay.
Further details can be found: http://www.mind-and-brain.de/overview/visitors
Patrick Wilken, PhD
Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
My new book:
The Oxford Companion to Consciousness
Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.
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