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Lecturer in Philosophy and ARC Future Fellow, Monash University

Jakob's research is mainly in philosophy of mind and in cognitive science. He conducts research on the traditional mind-body debate as well as more interdisciplinary areas such as philosophy of cognitive neuroscience and philosophical psychopathology. He is involved in a number of experimental, interdisciplinary research projects with neuroscientists and psychiatrists and has built up a laboratory where he and his collaborators conduct experiments using neuroscience and psychology methods to address philosophical issues, and vice versa.


  • 2007–present
    Senior Lecturer, Research Fellow, Monash University
  • 2000–2006
    Lecturer, Aarhus University, Denmark


  • 1999 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 1995 
    Aarhus University, MagArt
  • 1992 
    University of St Andrews, MPhil

Research Areas

  • Philosophy Of Cognition (220312)
  • Philosophy Of Mind (Excl. Cognition) (220314)
  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Cognitive Sciences (1702)