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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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Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Rodde (Mr.)
Principal investigator
Lisa Bortolotti (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 1 862 143

Beneficiaries (2)

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 862 143
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Rodde (Mr.)
Principal investigator
Lisa Bortolotti (Prof.)
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 37 932
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
O'reilly Kevin (Mr.)