Hong Yu Wong

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Hong Yu Wong is a philosopher of mind and cognitive scientist. Hong Yu Wong is Chair of Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science at the Philosophisches Seminar and Head of the Philosophy of Neuroscience (PONS) Research Group at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen. He is also a faculty member of the Max Planck Neural and Behavioural Graduate School and the Tübingen Cognitive Science Programme. His primary research interests concern the relations between perception and action, and the role of the body in structuring these relations. He has written a monograph on these topics entitled Embodied Agency for Oxford University Press (forthcoming). Alongside his philosophical research program, he does research in cognitive neuroscience on body cognition and motor cognition with colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and the Hertie Institute for Brain Research. He received his PhD from UCL in 2009 for a dissertation on the relation between bodily awareness and bodily action supervised by Paul Snowdon, Michael Martin and Christopher Peacocke. His honours include a Templeton Foundation ACT Fellowship (2017-2020), the Annual Essay Prize for work on multimodality from the Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp (2012), and the European Science Foundation's CNCC Essay Award for interdisciplinary work on consciousness (2008). As a graduate student, with the support of the Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London, Tim Crane, he founded the London Aesthetics Forum together with Julia Peters in 2006. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Philosophical Explorations and an Associate Editor in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology for the journal Frontiers in Psychology. He is on the executive committee of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology and is an associate of the Centre for the Study of the Senses at the Institute of Philosophy, University of London.


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