Social Cognition

Our research focuses on the social cognitive foundations of action and interaction by employing interdisciplinary methods. The philosophical models that we provide are largely inspired by empirical findings from neurosciences, developmental and social psychology.


Recent Papers

Fiebich, A., Gallagher, S., & Hutto, D. (2016). "Pluralism, interaction, and the ontogeny of social cognition". In J. Kiverstein (ed.). The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the Social Mind. Routlegde, London, UK: 208-221.

Rizzolatti, G., & Sinigaglia, S. (2016). "The mirror neuron mechanism: a basic principle of brain function." Nature Reviews Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nrn.2016.135.

Fiebich, A. (2016). "Pluralism, social cognition, and interaction in autism". Philosophical Psychology. doi:10.1080/09515089.2016.1261394

Sinigaglia, S., & Butterfill, S. (2015). "A puzzle about the relations between thought, experience, and the motoric." Synthese, 192(6): 1923-1936.

Fiebich, A., & Coltheart, M. (2015). "Various Ways to Understand Other Minds: Towards a Pluralistic Approach to the Explanation of Social Understanding". Mind and Language, 30(3): 235-258.

Sinigaglia, S., & Butterfill, S. (2015). "Motor representation in goal ascription." In M.H. Fischer & Y. Coello (eds.). Conceptual and Interactive Embodiment. Foundations of Embodied Cognition. Volume II. Routledge, Oxford, UK: 149-164.

Butterfill, S., & Sinigaglia, S. (2014). "Intention and motor representation in purposive action." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 88(1): 119-145.