Grand Challenges


The Grand Challenges is an invitation for you to be part of The Human Mind Project. Join us in identifying the ten key questions to be tackled through new interdisciplinary research.

The Future of Research

What is the future of research on the mind? Take a look at our range of themes above and add your thoughts to our forums.

1_chcfoifnxz7dssza600v6g9 December 2016

Talking across Emotional Divides

Thomas Dixon talks to Anna Hopkins about the Centre’s latest project Living with Feeling, and building productive research relationships between the humanities and sciences.

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20 July 2016 Mattia

Is your research project a start-up?

Mattia Gallotti, Research Fellow in Philosophy and Project Manager of The Human Mind Project, reflects on his career, philosophy and the skills of facilitating an exciting research project.

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6 July 2016 Giovanna

Are emotions ‘embodied’ mental states?

Giovanna Colombetti, Associate Professor at Exeter University, talks to us about philosophy, emotion and finding your feet in interdisciplinary research.

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The Grand Challenges Forums

What is the human mind?

Is there such a thing as moral progress?

Is the self a work of fiction?

Does science tell the full story?

Memory, identity and time

Are emotions constructed?