The Cognitive Science Research Group (CSRG) at NCH is an interdisciplinary group, comprising faculty members in philosophy and psychology, devoted to the investigation of theoretical issues surrounding the mind and brain, and the explanation of cognition and action. Areas of interest of the group include: perception (especially vision); intentionality; language; knowledge representation; computation and information processing; artificial intelligence; conative states; action.

The CSRG runs a fortnightly seminar discussing research pertaining to the cognitive sciences, occasionally in conjunction with the Philosophy Society and/or the Psychology Society, and has organised the NCH Mind and Brain Conference and Judgment: Act and Object | An NCH workshop.

The group also contributes to the Mind and Brain section of the NCH Academic Blog.

Schedule for Hilary term

All meetings will take place at 19 Bedford Square on Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. For further details please contact the convener Dr Brian Ball (brian.ball@nchlondon.ac.uk).

  • Week 1 (Jan 10): Darrell Jaya-Ratnam (Strategic Decision Making, DIEM/Birkbeck)
  • Week 3 (Jan 24): Fintan Nagle (Psychology, UCL/NCH)
  • Week 5 (Feb 7): Emanuel Viebahn (Philosophy, Humboldt)
  • Week 9 (Mar 7): Elmar Unnsteinsson (Philosophy, UCD/Iceland)
  • Week 11 (Mar 21): Chris Fox (Computer Science, Essex)

Previous speakers at the Cognitive Science Research Group seminar include: Dominic Alford-Duguid, Brian Ball, Vanessa Carr, Daniel Dennett, Kate Fisher, Marie Guillot, Alison Hall, Raamy Majeed, Jonathon McIntosh, Fintan Nagle, Philip Newell, Charles Ross, Christoph Schuringa, Ioannis Votsis, and Sam Wilkinson.