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Pragmatic and epistemic role of factually erroneous cognitions and thoughts

Objective

"The project will investigate pragmatic and epistemic benefits of delusional beliefs, distorted memories and confabulatory explanations in the context of normal and abnormal cognition. The notion of ""epistemic innocence"" will be developed to capture an unexplored phenomenon, the existence of cognitions whose overall epistemic benefits, in terms of enabling the acquisition or preservation of knowledge, outweigh their epistemic faults."

Call for proposal

ERC-2013-CoG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-CG - ERC Consolidator Grants

Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 862 143
Principal investigator
Lisa Bortolotti (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Xavier Rodde (Mr.)

Beneficiaries (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 862 143
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Principal investigator
Lisa Bortolotti (Prof.)
Administrative Contact
Xavier Rodde (Mr.)
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 37 932
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
O'reilly Kevin (Mr.)