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dr. S. (Stephan) Schleim, MA

dr. S. Schleim, MA

Stephan Schleim is Universitair Hoofddocent Theorie en Geschiedenis van de Psychologie aan het Heymans Instituut voor Psychologisch Onderzoek. Met een achtergrond in filosofie, psychologie en informatica (M.A., 2005) en een PhD in de cognitiewetenschappen (2009; Barbara Wengeler promotieprijs 2010, EUR 10,000) is zijn onderzoek vanzelfsprekend interdisciplinair: Schleim heeft al met onderzoekers uit vijfentwintig (onder-) disciplines samengewerkt en focust zich voornaamelijk op de filosofie van de psychologie en neurowetenschappen en wetenschapscommunicatie.

Stephan Schleim is tevens een bekende deskundige die regelmatig over de betekenis en verdere implicaties van neurowetenschappelijk onderzoek geïnterviewd wordt (bijv. De Volkskrant, Nature News, Die Zeit). Hij schrijft in het Nederlands, Engels en Duits en stukken van hem zijn vertaald in het Fins, Italiaans, Portugees en Spaans.

Selected Publications:

Schleim, S. (2015). When Empathy Became a Brain Function: A Neurophilosophical Case Study. Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences (Special Issue on Empathy), 2, 41-62. (An example of how I understand neurophilosophy, also meant for didactic purposes.)

Section editor of the section on Moral Cognition in the Handbook of Neuroethics including my own peer-reviewed contribution: Schleim, S. (2015). The half-life of the moral dilemma task – a case study in experimental (neuro-) philosophy. In: J. Clausen & N. Levy (eds.), Handbook of Neuroethics, pp. 185-199. Springer, Berlin. (My own review of the original neuroscience research on moral decision-making, ten years after starting with my own research on that subject.)

Schleim, S. (2014). Critical Neuroscience – or Critical Science? A Perspective on the Perceived Normative Significance of Neuroscience. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (Research Topic: Critical Neuroscience), 8, 336. (A critical analysis of the claims on the putatively far-reaching implications of neuroscience in the context of the recent critique of the scientific publication system.)

Schleim, S. (2014). Whose well-being? Common conceptions and misconceptions in the enhancement debate (Opinion Article). Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8, 148. (An invitation to think differently about the very popular enhancement debate.)

Schleim, S. (2012). Brains in Context in the Neurolaw Debate: The Examples of Free Will and “Dangerous” Brains. International Journal for Law and Psychiatry, 35, 104-111. (My own favourite paper on neurolaw, based on my previous book on the neurosociety. Also one of the most cited articles of that journal.)

Schleim, S. (2011). Die Neurogesellschaft – Wie die Hirnforschung Recht und Moral herausfordert [The Neurosociety – How neuroscience challenges law and morals] Heise Verlag, Hannover. (My second, German book on neuroscience and its social implications.)

Schleim S., Spranger T. M., Erk, S. & Walter, H. (2011). From moral to legal judgment: The influence of normative context in lawyers and other academics. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 48-57. (The major publication from my PhD research on moral decision-making. I think that we were the first group to investigate real lawyers in an fMRI scanner.)

Schleim, S. & Roiser, J. P. (2009). fMRI in translation: the challenges facing real-world applications. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 3, 63. (Some early thoughts on the challenges we face when trying to apply fMRI and other neuroimaging technology in practical contexts. Also my most frequently cited paper.)

Selected Research Projects:

Facing the Brain Challenge, 2016-2020
Dutch Research Foundation NWO. EUR 250,000, role: principal investigator. Further details to be announced.

Intuition and Emotion in Moral Decision-Making: Empirical Research and Normative Implications, 2010-2015
VolkswagenFoundation. EUR ~500,000 overall, role: principal investigator.

An interdisciplinary research project with a social psychologist from the University of Cologne and a philosopher at the University of Oxford that fostered 29 new publications including the dissertation of Schleim’s PhD student Felix Schirmann that was awarded the Praemium Erasmianum price (EUR 10,000) in 2015.

Neuroscience in Context, 2007-2010
VolkswagenFoundation. EUR 135,000, role: co-applicant.

An early chance to collaborate with other young scholars from cognitive science, neuroscience, and philosophy that allowed the attendance on international conferences in America and Asia as well as the organisation of workshops with international experts.

Selected Conferences/Meetings:

Visions for Neurophilosophy. International meeting at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, March 21-23 2013, funded by the Munich Center for Neurosciences

BrainGear – Discussing the design and use of neurodevices in neurosocieties. International conference at the University of Groningen, September 15-16 2011, funded by the European Neuroscience and Society Network (with Dehue, T., Brenninkmeijer, J., Tjeerdema, H. & Schirmann, F.)

Imaging the Mind? Taking Stock a Decade After the Decade of the Brain. International conference at FelixMeritis and the University of Amsterdam, April 1-3 2011, funded by the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences KNAW (with Keestra, M.)

On the ethical and philosophical relevance of neuroscience. International workshop at the University of Bonn, October 3-5 2008, funded by the VolkswagenFoundation (with Galert, T., Krämer, F. & Karim, A.)

Foto: Nils Kohrs

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