Parmenides Faculty Plenaries  Faculty Plenary Meeting 2007


The faculty plenary 2007 was held in the beautiful Frauenwörth Abbey located on Frauenchiemsee Island in Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany.



The second faculty plenary was structured around nine thematic areas that constitute key issues of the Parmenides research agenda and are taken as crucial components in the scientific study of thinking:

  • Conceptual Framework
  • Thinking Operations
  • Modelling Approaches
  • Neural Foundations
  • Brainimaging
  • Phylo- and Ontogenetic Perspectives
  • The Social Dimension of Thinking
  • Thinking in Practice
  • Learning to Think

The attendees were forming expert groups with each group focusing on one of the  thematized issues. 

The results, open questions, issues of dissent and ways to converge, next steps and future directions were presented and discussed in plenary.


Attendees Faculty

  • Harald Atmanspacher, theoretical physics, IGPP, Freiburg, Germany
  • Evan Balaban, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurosciences, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Peter Bandettini, Neuroscience, Biophysics, Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, USA
  • Niels Birbaumer, Medical Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Germany; University of Trento, Italy
  • Per Aage Brandt, Cognitive Semiotics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • Seán Cleary, Corporate Strategy, Development Economics, Parmenides Foundation
  • Vinod Goel. Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Benedikt Grothe, Neurobiology, Department of Neurobiology, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany
  • Balász Gulyás, Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Giorgio Innocenti, Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sean Dorrance Kelly, Philosophy, Harvard University, USA
  • Guenther Knoblich, Social Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University Nijmegen, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
  • Georg Kreutzberg, Neuroscience, Emeritus, Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany
  • Albrecht von Müller , hilosophy, Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking, Munich Germany
  • Rafael Núñez, Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Rolf Pfeifer, Artificial Intelligence, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ernst Pöppel, Medical Psychology, Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking, Munich, Germany
  • Helge Ritter, Neuroinformatics, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  • Olaf Sporns, Cognitive Neuroscience, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
  • Eörs Szathmáry, Evolutionary Biology, Collegium Budapest, Hungary

Attendees Parmenides Team

  • Brigitte Anton, science management
  • Matt Carr, biology, psychology, software engineering
  • Mike Dürr, medicine
  • Nora Eichinger, biology
  • Thomas Filk, theoretical physics
  • Britta Glatzeder, philosophy
  • Balazs, Gulyás, neurobiology
  • Maria Klatte, developmental psychology
  • Eduard Kraft, neurology
  • Thomas Lehr, economics
  • Thorsten Müller, philosophy
  • Holger Müller-Kästner, economics
  • Susanne Neufang, developmental psychology
  • Michael Öllinger, cognitive psycholgy
  • Ernst Pöppel, medical psychology
  • Eörs Szathmáry, theoretical biology
  • Albrecht von Müller, philosophy