Scientific Interest

6 posts

Rejecting Causal effects of Mental states on Physical ones: Interactionalist Dualism

Rejecting the idea that mental phenomena can cause physical phenomena, makes it possible to accept both other premises: Mental phenomena are not identical to physical phenomena. Mental phenomena are causally effective in the area of ​​physical phenomena. Interactionist dualism has a long tradition in philosophy. Probably the most popular version of this […]

Rejecting the Premise of Dualism: Identity Theories

Rejecting the idea that mental phenomena would be different to physical phenomena, makes it possible to accept both other premises: Mental phenomena can cause ​​physical phenomena. Every physical phenomenon has a physical cause. But what does it mean that mental phenomena are identical to physical phenomena? Classical Type Physicalism A […]

Philosophy of Mind, Mental Causation and Free Will

Over the last few years in secondary school, Theresa became obsessed with understanding how the human mind works -with all the naïvety that only teenagers can have. She started reading books on the brain, neuropsychology, and came in touch with the Philosophy of Mind. This topic, the question about the […]

Genetic Factors in Embryonic Development and Differentiation

Think about: keeping all your organs functional every day is already an enormous achievement by the proteins in your body, all of which are encoded on your genome. However, that’s by far not all of it: your genome also needs to orchestrate the very development and formation of all these […]

Genetics Research and Laboratory Techniques

Bachelor in Biology at University of Innsbruck In her Biology undergraduate degree at Uni Innsbruck Theresa chose two focus topics: zoology and molecular biology. There she got the chance to rotate through several research groups doing laboratory practical courses, among those a Basic Laboratory Techniques practical course in which she […]