04 August 2020

Three-year doctoral research position: Extrospection and the Neural Correlates of Consciousness

Deadline: 31 August 2020 23:59:59 CEST

DFG Research Training Group 2386
"Extrospection. External access to higher cognitive processes"


Hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Berlin School of Mind and Brain (M&B)

The deadline is 31 August 2020, but the job ad will remain open and online until filled.

Start date for position:
1 October 2020 or a.s.a.p. after 1 October

For details on how to apply, please see:
http://www.mind-and-brain.de/rtg-2386/research-positions/1-extrospection-and-the-neural-correlates-of-consciousness/


The DFG Research Training Group (RTG) 2386 “Extrospection. External access to higher cognitive processes” offers one additional salaried doctoral research position.
www.mind-and-brain.de/rtg-2386/research-positions/

Doctoral candidates of the RTG work within one (or more) of the 10 defined research areas (topics). Each research topic aims at contributing to our overall research focus on “Extrospection”, i.e., third-person access to higher cognitive processes resp. third-person access to first-person conscious experience.


Three-year doctoral research position

Topic 1 - Extrospection and the Neural Correlates of Consciousness
http://www.mind-and-brain.de/rtg-2386/research-positions/1-extrospection-and-the-neural-correlates-of-consciousness/
http://www.mind-and-brain.de/rtg-2386/funding/

Principal Investigator and Supervisor: Professor Dr. Michael Pauen
Contact: michael.pauen-please remove this text-@philosophie.hu-berlin.de
Website: http://www.pauen.com/


About the topic

Almost two decades ago the search for the neural correlates of consciousness (NCCs) was initiated. The basic idea was to sidestep theoretical disagreements and collect empirical data instead which might eventually help to improve our understanding of consciousness. Problems regarding extrospection, that is, the acquisition of objective data regarding subjective experience, were among the key issues in the debate.
We invite project proposals that try to investigate whether or not a better understanding of extrospection can support the search for the NCCs and may even contribute to improving our theories of conscious experience.

 
Requirements

(1) The desire to engage with and contribute to international scientific literature,
(2) The ability to engage with relevant philosophical, psychological and neuroscientific literature,
(3) Familiarity with contemporary literature in philosophy of mind and relevant research in neuroscience and psychology,
(4) Willingness and aptitude for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration,
(5) Willingness to fully participate in the research, education and training program of the RTG,
(6) Proficiency in English,
(7) Master's degree in a relevant field.
 
For details on how to apply, please see:
http://www.mind-and-brain.de/rtg-2386/research-positions/1-extrospection-and-the-neural-correlates-of-consciousness/