About the MIND-Group

We are a group of young philosophers and scientists with a strong interest in questions concerning the mind, consciousness and cognition.

In 2017, the MIND group published Philosophy and Predictive Processing, an online open access collection of 26 original papers by 28 international authors (including Andy Clark and Jakob Hohwy). All contributions in this collection have a thematic focus: the philosophical discussion of Predictive Processing.


In 2015, the MIND group published Open MIND, an edited collection of 39 original papers and as many commentaries and replies. All contributions to this collection are strictly open access. They can be downloaded, printed, and non-commercially reproduced by anyone.


The MIND group – initiated and coordinated by Thomas Metzinger – consists of young researchers from various disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, cognitive science and neuroscience. The basic idea of this group is to create a platform for people with one systematic focus in philosophy (typically analytical philosophy of mind or ethics) and another one in empirical research (typically neuro- or cognitive neuroscience). Our aim is to build a network, and to integrate these different approaches to foster the development of advanced theories of the mind which incorporate most recent empirical findings as well as sophisticated conceptual work. Thus, one major purpose of the group is to help bridging the gap between sciences and humanities.

At least twice a year the group meetings take place at the FIAS in Frankfurt with public lectures of well-known cognitive scientists.

Our Sponsors

We thank our sponsors, the Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung and the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS).


Barbara Wengeler StiftungFrankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies