Hi! My name is Sofiia Rappe, and I am a recent Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition MSc graduate of the University of Edinburgh. My primary research interests lie in philosophy of mind and language; more specifically, I am interested in predictive processing, metacognition, consciousness, analogical reasoning, non-compositional meaning, language comprehension, categorization, and object perception. In the nearest future, I intend to pursue doctoral studies and continue my career as a theoretical cognitive scientist (or “empirically-informed philosopher”) in hopes of contributing to our understanding of human and machine cognition by integrating knowledge from various disciplines including linguistics, psychology, computer-, and neuroscience.
Previously, I also obtained my undergraduate degree in linguistics and mathematics from the University of Toronto, where I was a laboratory manager and research assistant at the Consciousness and Wisdom Studies Lab in 2015-2017 as well as a research assistant at Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab in 2016.