The Human Mind Project

Project Summary

This project is hosted by: School of Advanced Study

Research interests:
Culture, Neuroscience, Philosophy
Project period:
04-Apr-2015 - 31-Dec-2017
Project categories:
Research project
Project summary:

The Human Mind Project highlights the contribution of the arts and humanities to the study of human nature, and the importance of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to understanding the mind, integrating science and the humanities.

The project was launched in December 2013 in London, after the establishment of an Advisory Board, composed of leading experts from a broad range of disciplines across the arts and humanities as well as the cognitive and social sciences, from the UK and overseas. The group will discuss and document the present landscape of research on the mind, making a coordinated, international effort to define the major intellectual challenges in understanding the nature and significance of the human mind.

As one of the Central Academic Initiatives of the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, The Human Mind Project is led by neuroscientist Colin Blakemore and is housed in Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. It is supported by a grant from the Catalyst Fund of HEFCE.

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Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Professor Colin Blakemore Principal Investigator School of Advanced Study School of Advanced Study



Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Dr Mattias Gallotti LSE Fellow Philosophy of the Social Sciences at the London School of Economics


Other collaborative organisations:

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Funder Grant type Award
Public Body Catalyst Fund £ 249,000