I am a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy of mind and cognitive science at the Institut Jean Nicod, École Normale Supérieure in Paris.

I study how our perception of the world is influenced by others. My research brings together perception, metacognition, and social cognition. I also collaborate with cognitive psychologists in designing and running experiments. Besides this current project, I have wider interests in computational approaches in cognitive science, the science of consciousness, philosophy of science, and aesthetics.

I obtained my PhD from the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, in the CVBE Cognition, Values and Behaviour group. In my doctoral project, I focused on the role of perceptual experience in joint attention (see here), and on how different sense modalities are implicated during joint attention (see here and here).

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.

Apart from philosophy and brain sciences, I’m passionate about hiking, rock climbing, swimming, running, 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] ens.psl.eu

Institut Jean Nicod
École Normale Supérieure
Pavillon Jardin, 29 Rue d’Ulm
75005 Paris, France