Guest researchers

Katharina Anna Helming

She is currently a postdoctoral guest researcher in the Einstein Group. Beforehand she was a post-doc in the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig.


Her research interests are at the intersection of philosophy and psychology, with a particular focus on the origins of perspective taking. For a brief overview, please see her TiCs paper. Apart from her work on perspective taking she is interested in moral values as well as in- and out-group phenomena.


Katharina will be visiting from April to December 2019.


Javier Gomez-Lavin is currently a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania working closely with Professor Lisa Miracchi on topics at the intersection of philosophy and cognitive science. His work also extends to the social domain, and integrates findings from moral and aesthetic psychology in an attempt to provide a more holistic model of agent-based cognition. He will be visiting the Berlin School of Mind & Brain again this summer, from July through September. 


Since the Summer of 2016, Javier has collaborated with Joerg Fingerhut and others at BSMB on experimental philosophy paradigms examining role of morality and values on personal identity ascriptions.


His website can be found here.