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Professor Giovanna Colombetti

Biography

I joined the (then) Sociology & Philosophy Department at Exeter in 2007. Before then I moved around quite a lot...

2005-2007: Postdoc at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento (Italy). During this period I spent 10 months at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory at Harvard University.

2003-2005: Postdoc in "Cognitive Science and the Embodied Mind" at the Philosophy Department of York University (Canada) under the supervision of Evan Thompson.

2000-2004: DPhil in Philosophy at the former School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences (now Centre for Research in Cognitive Science) at the University of Sussex (UK), under the supervision of Andy Clark.

1999-2000: MSc in Cognitive Science at the University of Birmingham (UK). For my final project I used John Barnden's system ATT Meta, an AI system that reasons about mental states, to reason about desires and emotions.

1993-1999: Laurea in Filosofia at the Dipartimento di Filosofia of the University of Florence (Italy). My Tesi (in Italian) was entitled The role of Gödel's incompleteness theorems and quantum mechanics in the mind-computer debate. My supervisors were Marisa Dalla Chiara and Marco Giunti. I also collaborated with Bruno Marchal at the IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium).