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 cognitive science with a strong empirical component. My research foci are perception, attention, and social cognition. In my doctoral project, I aim to clarify the role of perceptual experience in joint attention, and develop suitable behavioural operationalizations for the study of joint attention in different sense modalities. I also collaborate with cognitive psychologists in designing and running experiments.
Beyond this current project, I have wider interests in computational approaches in cognitive science, mental architecture, methodological issues in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, epistemology and aesthetics.
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. 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 and curator, having exhibited my artistic work internationally.
Besides philosophy and brain sciences, I’m passionate about hiking, mountaineering, 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
Fakultät für Philosophie
Lehrstuhl Phil. of Mind
80539 München, Germany