Lena Kästner


About ME

I am assistant professor in philosophy at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. I am working primarily in philosophy of science and philosophy of mind; my background is in cognitive science, especially cognitive neuroscience. I specialize in scientific explanation, experiments, and causation.

In summer 2009, I graduated from University of Osnabrück, Germany with a BSc. in Cognitive Science. From Osnabrück I moved to University College London (UCL) to join their Cognitive Neuroscience program. During my time in London, I worked at the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL) on a project investigating the neural basis of sign language processing in the human brain. I graduated from UCL in October 2010 with an MSc. in Cognitive Neuroscience. Before coming to Berlin in spring 2014, I did my PhD in philosophy at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. My dissertation is on scientific explanations in cognitive neuroscience. Part of my project was to categorize different kinds of experiments. An abstract can be found on the CV page.


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Berlin School of Mind and Brain

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin