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Project: A research into the contribution of evolutionary cognitive neuroscience to the philosophical-anthropological debate on self and self-awareness

01-OCT-03 – 30-SEP-07

On the on hand, I examine the importance of evolutionary science for cognitive neuroscience. On the other hand, I investigate the notions self and self-awareness within an evolutionary framework. I analyse and eepen the possible adaptive functions of self-awareness and mind-reading, and formulate hypotheses about their underlying cognitive brainstructure. Experimental work (fMRI and other) on introspection, empathy, mind-reading and simulation.