Hi! My name is Sofiia Rappe, and I am a Neurophilsophy PhD student at the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience (GSN) at LMU Munich.

My primary research interests lie in philosophy of mind and cognitive science; more specifically, I am interested in predictive processing, metacognition, consciousness, analogical reasoning, non-compositional meaning, language comprehension, categorization, and object perception.

Currently, under the supervision of Dr. Ophelia Deroy, I am working on my thesis investigating the possibility of extension of the predictive processing framework to higher-order cognitive processes. After completing my PhD, I intend to 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.

Before joining Dr. Deroy’s research group, Cognition, Value & Behaviour, I received an MSc degree in Mind, Language & Embodied Cognition MSc from the University of Edinburgh. There I wrote my thesis on prediction and efficient language processing under the supervision of Dr. Andy Clark.

Previously, I also obtained an 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.

See my CV to learn more about my past and current projects and “Events” to find out about any upcoming talks.

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