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Laurie Paul, PhD

Faculty Member

Center for Neurocognition and Behavior | Center for Neurocomputation and Machine Intelligence | Center for Neurodevelopment and Plasticity

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Philosophy; cognitive science and neuroscience

My main research interests are in metaphysics and epistemology, focused on the way central philosophical questions about the self in the world can be informed by neuroscience, AI, and computational cognitive science. In my work, I explore questions about the way the brain builds our sense of who we are through building mental representations of ourselves as embedded in time and in space and as agents. I extend this work to formal applications in decision theory, modality, and causation, with related work in ethics and practical reasoning.




I am the Millstone Family Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Cognitive Science. I lead the Self and Society Initiative for the Wu Tsai Institute.