I am a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy of mind and cognitive science at the CVBE Cognition, Values and Behaviour group, at the Faculty of Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

My research foci are perception, attention, and social cognition. I obtained my PhD from the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN), Munich Center for Neurosciences, at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. In my doctoral project, I focused on the role of perceptual experience in joint attention, and on how different sense modalities are implicated during joint attention. My current research follows up this work by studying how our perception of the world is influenced by others. I also collaborate with cognitive psychologists in designing and running experiments.

I also have wider interests in computational approaches in cognitive science, metacognition and its relation to consciousness, philosophy of science, epistemology, and aesthetics.

Before coming to Munich, I obtained a BA (joint first honours) in Philosophy and Art at the University of Dundee, an MA in Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and a Research MA (cum laude) in Philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen, with specialization in Philosophy of Mind and Language. I also completed MSc courses in Cognitive Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence (at Radboud and Donders) and Neuroscience (at GSN LMU). I have previously been active as an independent artist, having exhibited my artistic work internationally.

Besides philosophy and brain sciences, I’m passionate about hiking, rock climbing, swimming, running, programming, abstract art, and have a soft spot for all things avant-garde.

I was interviewed for the Blog of the American Philosophical Association (APA) on October 2020.


Contact: Lucas.Battich [at] campus.lmu.de

LMU München
Fakultät für Philosophie
Lehrstuhl Phil. of Mind
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München, Germany