Prof. Dr. Joerg Fingerhut

Prof. Dr. Joerg Fingerhut
Vice Chairman
Interdisciplinary Forum Neurourbanism e.V.

Professor for Philosophy of Mind, LMU München (Deputy)
Senior Researcher at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Head of research group Neurourbanism
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Head of research group Cultural Artifacts and Art (H2020 project ARTIS)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Interests: Joerg Fingerhut is a philosopher and researcher at IFNU on the aesthetics and affordances of architecture in urban spaces. How important are beauty, diversity and openness for a city? What neuropsychological processes underlie our perception and emotional engagement with urban spaces? Joerg Fingerhut collaborates on these topics with architects, psychologists, and neuroscientists. As an empirical philosopher, he collaborates with architects, neuroscientists and psychologists. In general, he is interested in the effect of cultural artifacts – built environment, images and films, visual art – on the mind. Within this general theory, urban spaces are seen as embodied media that show their inhabitants and visitors models of how we want to live as a society.