emmy_noether_logo_180Welcome to the webpage of the Emmy Noether Research Group From Perception To Belief and Back Again. The group is led by Peter Brössel and is located at the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution and the Department of Philosophy of the Ruhr-University Bochum. It is generously funded by the German Research Foundation with more than 1,2 million euros.


  • Workshop in December: We are co-hosting a conference on the cognitive penetrability of perception with the Center for Logic, Language and Cognition (LLC) at the University of Turin. The conference will be held in Turin in December 2018. Invited speakers are: Peter Brössel (Ruhr University Bochum), Yasmina Jraissati (American University of Beirut), Insa Lawler (Ruhr University Bochum), Bence Nanay (University of Antwerp/Cambridge), Albert Newen (Ruhr University Bochum), Athanassios Raftoupoulos  (University of Cyprus), and Susanna Siegel (Harvard University). For more information see here.
  • New Visitor Starting in July: Luca Moretti (Aberdeen) is visiting our group in July 2018.
  • New Visitor Starting in June: James Pryor (NYU) is visiting our group from June 2018 until August 2019.
  • New Member Starting in April: Insa Lawler has just started as a post-doc in our group.