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Research positions 2019

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

The DFG Research Training Group 2386 “Extrospection. External access to higher cognitive processes” consists of 10 different research topics. Each topic aims to contribute 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.

Below, please find the list of research topics and the participating principal investigators (PIs) responsible for each topic. The respective PI listed below each topic will be the main thesis supervisor for this topic.

Application period 2019: 15 April - 12 May 23:59:59 CEST

Please note:

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

(2) Applicants may also apply with a research project developed by themselves pertaining to the general problem of “Extrospection”, but outside the exemplary topics listed below, and outside the particular questions that these 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 doctoral project. (Please check their research profiles below and/or on the internet.)

Research topics available for applications in 2019 (cohort 2)

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 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 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 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 with doctoral projects running 2018–2021 (cohort 1)

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

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

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


This page last updated on: 08 March 2019