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Urte Laukaityte

Urte Laukaityte

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E-mail: urte.laukas@gmail.com
Dissertation advisors: John Campbell and Alva Noƫ

(B.A. Linguistics, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. Philosophy of Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh) Urte is working within philosophy of psychiatry, aiming to offer a broadly mechanistic account of phenomena like psychogenic conditions, placebo/nocebo, culture-bound syndromes, transient mental illness, mass hysteria, hypnosis, and suchlike. She is also readily excitable about issues in philosophy of mind, psychology, cognitive science (e.g. predictive processing) as well as the history and philosophy of medicine more generally.

In addition, she is slowly venturing into the world of published writing, mostly covering various historical curiosities, such as Mesmerism and the Modern Clinical Trial. To popularise the topic further, Vox created a fun video about it as well.