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 NCH Academic Blog.

All meetings will take place at 19 Bedford Square. For further details please contact the convener Ioannis Votsis (

Previous seminars have included:

‘Tactile Field and Spatial Perception’
Date: January 30th, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Location: The Morrell Room, NCH
Speaker: Tony Cheng (UCL)

‘Crisis, What Crisis? The Existential Threat Confronting Foundational Physics’
Date: February 27th, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Location: The Morrell Room, NCH
Speaker:Jim Baggott (NCH)

‘Effective and Efficient Memory for Generally Intelligent Agents’
March 6th, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The Morrell Room, NCH
Nate Debrinsky (Northeastern)

‘The Knowledge Norm of Legal Liability’
March 20th, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
The Morrell Room, NCH
Michael Blome-Tillman (McGill)

Previous speakers at the Cognitive Science Research Group seminar have included:

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