The Future of Research

What is the future of research on the mind? Take a look at our range of themes above.

19 June 2017 | Time for Interdisciplinarity

Felicity Callard, Professor in Social Science for Medical Humanities at Durham University, talks to The Human Mind Project’s Anna Hopkins about the joys and challenges of interdisciplinary projects, and her contribution to our #GrandChallenges17.

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6 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 | 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 | 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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Activity Questions

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?

How do we control actions?

Morality and biology?

The Philosopher in the lab – what for?


Is creativity a feature of the product, or the process, or both?


Is art just a matter of taste?