I am a doctoral researcher 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.
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, 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
Fakultät für Philosophie
Lehrstuhl Phil. of Mind
80539 München, Germany