Marina Nekrasova, Philosophy and Humanities Student and Recipient of CUROP Summer Research Internship

Congratulations to Marina Nekrasova, second-year undergraduate student double majoring in Philosophy and Humanities, on being selected as the recipient of the CUROP Summer Research Internship for 2022! 

Marina will be working on a research project under the supervision of Professor Andrew Brook and in consultation with Professor Josh Redstone, within the field of “experimental philosophy”. Her research proposal is titled: Unconscious Motivations Behind and Reactions to Artificial General Intelligence as
Revealed by Religious Artwork and Eschatological Language.

“I was overjoyed when I had received the news that I had been awarded the CUROP internship for this summer, as well as relieved that the many hours I spent developing my application and research idea paid off! I look forward to spending this summer researching what I am most passionate about.” 

– Marina Nekrasova

“Marina Nekrasova’s project is both multi-disciplinary and multi-methodology. She will draw on work on religious art, unconscious motivation, what strikes us as uncanny and why, and so on. A fascinating approach! She expects that her exploration of the ‘human/machine interface’ will also raise important ethical questions and may, down the road, open the way to imaging studies of how the brain functions in such situations. The work promises to be both original and illuminating. I am very much looking forward to working with her on it.” 

– Professor Andrew Brook

“Marina’s project seeks to explain the uncanny valley phenomenon by drawing not only from research in philosophy and cognitive science, but from the humanities as well. Her proposed projects sounds very interesting and original, so I’m very pleased to be able to advise and consult with her on this research.” 

– Professor Josh Redstone