Dr Sophie Stammers

Dr Sophie Stammers

Department of Philosophy
Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
Department of Philosophy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Philosophy of mind, epistemology and philosophy of cognitive science

Research

I am research fellow on Project PERFECT

My research addresses issues in the philosophy of mind, epistemology and philosophy of cognitive science. In particular, I am interested in implicit cognition, implicit bias and the nature of the implicit/explicit distinction. Another aspect of my research addresses confabulation and related explanation-giving behaviours in both clinical and non-clinical contexts, with a view to understanding the associated costs and benefits.

Other activities

Publications

Forthcoming publications

  • (forthcoming) “Confabulation, explanation, and the pursuit of resonant meaning.” Topoi. 
  • (forthcoming) “Improving knowledge acquisition and dissemination through technological interventions on cognitive biases.” Educational Theory 68 (6).
  • 2018: “‘Good’ biases: Does doxastic irrationality benefit individuals and groups?” Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'Étranger. 2018/03 (Vol. 143) 327-345 (with A. Pollonioli and L. Bortolotti).