I am a doctoral student in philosophy of mind and neuroscience at the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, Munich Center for Neurosciences, and the Faculty of Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. I'm part of the CVBE Cognition, Values and Behaviour group.

I work in philosophy of mind and cognition with a strong empirical component. My research foci are on joint attention, shared perception, and social cognition. My doctoral project is to elucidate the relational nature of joint attention and its functional significance for joint action coordination. In particular, the project aims to clarify the role of perceptual experience in joint attention, and to develop suitable behavioural operationalizations for the study of joint attention in different sense modalities.

My broad interests are unabashedly varied, so in my spare time I pursue, and have pursued, various other hobbies: computational approaches in cognitive science, the origins and evolution of communication, philosophy of logic, metaphysics (specially metaontology), history of philosophy, aesthetics, and artificial intelligence.

Before coming to Munich, I obtained a B.A. (first class honours) in Philosophy at the University of Dundee, an M.A. in Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, and a Research M.A. (cum laude) in Philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen, with specialization in Philosophy of Mind and Language, where I also completed courses in Cognitive Neuroscience and AI. I have also been active as an independent artist and curator, having exhibited my artistic work internationally.

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

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

LMU München
Fakultät für Philosophie
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80539 München, Germany