Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)

IAS Associate Jelle Bruineberg receives ABC Talent Grant

14 February 2018

IAS Associate Jelle Bruineberg (Philosophy) is awarded an ABC (Amsterdam Brain and Cognition) Talent Grant. With this grant, Bruineberg aims to submit a NWO VENI-proposal on the topic of ‘explanation in adaptive agent-environment systems’.

The ABC Talent Grant offers a bridging period for high-potential post-doc researchers to apply for an external research grant. Bruineberg: “I am fascinated by the question of how the brain, the body and the environment together bring about adaptive behavior. I think we lack a coherent framework for explaining how these elements integrate with each other. In this project, I want to look both at the philosophy of explanation and at best practices of explanation in complex systems science. I hope this will help me to further develop an explanatory framework for adaptive behavior in future work.”

Jelle Bruineberg will defend his PhD dissertation, titled: “Anticipating Affordances: intentionality in self-organizing brain-body-environment systems”, on 7 March 2018, 11:00 in the Aula of the University of Amsterdam.

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