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Cognitive Science Research Group at NCH

Brian Ball | January 4, 2018

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 Michaelmas 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 (

  • Week 4 (Oct 10): Jake Dunn-Quilty (Oxford)
  • Week 9 (Nov 24)  Peter Vickers (Durham)
  • Week 12 (Dec 12) Sam Clarke (Oxford)

Previous speakers at the Cognitive Science Research Group seminar include:

  • Alison Hall 
  • Brian Ball
  • Charles Ross
  • Chris Fox
  • Christoph Schuringa
  • Daniel Dennett
  • Darrell Jaya-Ratnam
  • Dominic Alford-Duguid
  • Elmar Unnsteinsson
  • Emanuel Viebahn
  • Fintan Nagle
  • Ioannis Votsis 
  • Jonathon McIntosh
  • Kate Fisher
  • Marie Guillot
  • Philip Newell
  • Raamy Majeed
  • Sam Wilkinson
  • Vanessa Carr

Brian Ball

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy