Dr. Miriam Kyselo                                

Philosopher/Cognitive Scientist

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I am a philosopher and cognitive scientist, and I am especially interested in the relationship between self, embodiment and social cognition. I currently work at the Technical University of Berlin, where I lead the Inter-Self Lab. My main research goal is to advance an integrative and interdisciplinary approach to the bodily and social self and to help to better understand the dynamics between self and social cognition. My theory relies particularly on embodied and enactive cognition and system-theoretic principles of self-organisation and autonomy.  I argue that we are no islands, but deeply social beings and that the self is an open and processual phenomenon.

I have a background in analytic philosophy of mind, philosophy of biology, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of psychology, phenomenology and sociology. In my work I adopt an interdisciplinary perspective: I focus in particular on the 4E-approaches  (enacted, extended, embodied, embedded aspects of the mind) to cognition and I dialogue and collaborate with psychiatry, psychotherapy research and the cognitive sciences, especially with psychology, robotics and neuroscience.

I also work as a principal investigator in Science of Intelligence (SCIoI), an interdisciplinary research consortium funded by Germany’s Excellence Strategy Program. In SCIoI, I join forces with great colleagues from various disciplines, including robotics, psychology, philosophy, biology, AI and mathematics to understand one of the greatest research challenges of our time: what is intelligence?

Congratulations to SCIoI for the great success in securing funding from the Excellence Strategy Program of the German government! I am looking forward to working with you!


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