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CVBE Cognition, Values and Behaviour.

Cognitive neuroscience is providing new models of how we form beliefs about the world and others, and how we decide to act. Do these models ask us to revisit our conceptions of the human mind, or society and how? Can such models incorporate the normative and evaluative dimensions of human behaviour, highlighted by philosophical theories?

The CVBE promotes collaborative research projects in two directions:

  • Can we derive normative and philosophical recommendations from empirical sciences?
  • Can we investigate complex evaluative and social aspects of human behaviour, theorised in philosophy, through experimental scientific methods?

The CVBE started in January 2017 and is supported by the Faculty of Philosophy and the Munich Centre for Neurosciences. Our research projects currently focus on how uncertainty and variability affect perception, social interaction, and evaluative judgements.