Research Group

We are an interdisciplinary research group made up of early-career philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists from across Europe. We are funded by the European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, and the Humanities of the Volkswagen Foundation to run a 2 year project on social interaction.

To contact us please send an e-mail to: social_interaction_vw [at]







Vivian Bohl
Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu, Estonia
Expertise: phenomenology and philosophy of mind

Dr. Marion Godman
TINT – Finnish Centre of Excellence in Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Department of Politics and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland
Expertise: philosophy of biology and the human/social sciences

Dr. Mog Stapleton
Philosophy of Science and Technology, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Expertise: philosophy of cognitive science & the neuroscience of affect

Dr. Christoph Teufel
Brain Mapping Unit, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK
Expertise: visual neuroscience, psychophysics, fMRI, psychiatry

Dr. Wouter van den Bos
Decision Neuroscience Lab, Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, USA
Expertise: fMRI, developmental psychology, social-decision making, Game Theory

Marijn van Wingerden
Comparative Psychology; Institute for Experimental Psychology Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
Expertise: in-vivo electrophysiology, neuropharmacology in rodents, neuroeconomics.