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Maria Brincker, PhD

  • Assistant Professor (Philosophy of Mind & Neuroscience)
  • Telephone: 617-287-6530
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  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,05-0007

Areas of Expertise

Philosophy of Mind, Psychology and Neuroscience. My research primarily revolves around a quest for more adequate theoretical models of our psychological processes and the complex neurobiology that supports them. A core philosophical challenge lies in the tension between growing empirical evidence for the dynamic and contextual functioning of organisms and minds on the one hand, and our epistemological desires for atomistic and mechanistic models on the other. With collaborators within neuroscience we try to build new theories and methodologies as well as re-interpret old findings in new frames. I am also interested how these challenges of dynamic, social and relational models relate to broader questions in philosophy of science and biology, in feminist philosophy, in aesthetics and most recently in applied areas such as the field of autism research and developmental psychology.


PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center, 2010

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information


PHIL 344: Philosophy of Mind 
PHIL 281: Special Topics: Mind, Choice & Action
PHIL 130G: Privacy 
PHIL 100: Introduction to Philosophy


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