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Research positions 2020

Research Training Group (RTG) 2386 “Extrospection. External access to higher cognitive processes”


July 2020: We are advertising one more position within research area 1: Extrospection and the neural correlates of consciousness.
Please see separate webpage here


February 2020:
In 2020, we have 6 doctoral positions to fill (Ref. No DR/040/20) while we are advertising for 8 research topics. Doctoral projects will be selected by the admission committee on individual merit only. It follows, therefore, that at least 2 research topics advertised will not receive funding for doctoral projects in 2020.

Please note:

(1) Theoretically, students may apply for more than one research topic listed below, but they will have to hand in a distinct project proposal for each topic. For that they will have to meet each topic's specific requirements.

(2) Students may also apply with a research project developed by themselves pertaining to the general problem of “Extrospection”, but outside the distinct, defined topics listed below and thus outside the particular questions that the topics below raise. However, such new projects will have to fall within the general expertise of at least one of the Research Training Group's PIs listed below, in order to guarantee expert supervision for the proposed doctoral project. (Please check their research profiles on this website and/or on the internet.)

Research topics available for applications in 2020

Applications for Topics 6, 7, 9 will be especially welcomed.
Applications for Topics 1, 2 3, 5, 8 will be considered fully.
Topics 4, 10 are not available.

Topic 1 - Epistemology of extrospection (Philosophy of mind)
PI: Prof. Dr. Michael PAUEN, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Topic 2 - Extrospection and consciousness in early modern philosophy (History of philosophy)
PI: Prof. Dr. Dominik PERLER, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Topic 3 - Structural models of phenomenality (Philosophy of science)
PI: Prof. Dr. Holger LYRE, Otto von Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Topic 5 - Reading mental states of others versus self - the case of autism (Psychology / Social neuroscience)
PI: Prof. Dr. Isabel DZIOBEK, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Topic 6 - Extrospective assessment of emotion in self and other and their neural correlates (Psychology / Social neuroscience)
PI: Dr. Laura KALTWASSER, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Topic 7 - Extrospection and confidence judgements in metacognitive tasks (Psychology / Metacognition)
PI: Elisa FILEVICH PhD, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Topic 8 - Brain Reading and extrospection (Neuroscience / Brain Reading)
PI: Prof. Dr. John-Dylan HAYNES, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Topic 9 - Numbtouch: Extrospection and introspection during weak somatosensory stimulation (Neuroscience / Neurology)
PI: Prof. Dr. Arno VILLRINGER, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig

Research topics not available in 2020

Topic 4 - Introspection, extrospection and denial of privileged access in psychiatry (Philosophy of psychiatry and neurophilosophy)
PI: Prof. Dr. Sascha Benjamin FINK, Otto von Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Topic 10 - Levels of extrospection in psychiatry (Psychiatry)
PI: Prof. Dr. Dr. Henrik WALTER, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

This page last updated on: 29 July 2020