Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions in Neuroscience and Philosophy

Research results (in German)

Report about the project (in German)

(Impulse für die Wissenschaft 2008 -

Aus der Arbeit der VolkswagenStiftung)



Homo est animal rationale sociale Aristoteles, Politik 1253a2

... through emotional mechanisms.


The interdisciplinary project "animal emotionale" investigated the role of emotions as the missing link between cognition and action from the joint perspective of philosophy and neuroscience. The project was funded by the Volkswagen Foundation within the initiative "key issues in the humanities".


Principal Investigators were Prof. Dr. Achim Stephan (University of Osnabrueck) and Prof. Dr. Dr. Henrik Walter (University of Bonn).


animal emotionale is supported by


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