Meaning for the Brain and Meaning for the Person

AHRC Fellowship Project:
Meaning for the brain and meaning for the person

Principal investigator: Nicholas Shea

What is meaning and how does it arise in the natural world? This is the central question investigated in this cross-disciplinary AHRC Fellowship Project. Our two main goals are:

  • To develop theories of representational content applicable to a series of case studies drawn from information-processing psychology (“subpersonal” representational systems).
  • To collaborate with scientists to develop a catalogue of ways in which information processing operates differently on “personal level” mental representations like beliefs and desires.

You can read more about the project here, explore past and forthcoming publications here, or take a look at updates on the blog.