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Dr Nicola van Rijsbergen

Senior Lecturer in Psychology




I studied  Philosophy as an undergraduate at Cambridge, then completed an Msc in Cognitive Science at Edinburgh. I stayed on there to complete a PhD  in what was then called ‘ Adaptive and Neural Computation, with Prof David Willshaw. I  then moved to Trieste, and worked on a variety of research projects in SISSA, before a long stint in the Psychology Department in Glasgow. My degree in Philosophy left me wanting to  understand how thinking and feeling could actually happen in brain structures, and I’m still wondering.