Author Archives: Samuel Murray

About Samuel Murray

I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University in the Psychology & Neuroscience Department. I am based in Paul Seli's Mind at Large Lab and Felipe De Brigard's Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab. I earned my PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2019. I work on the philosophy of psychology and neuroscience, moral psychology, and philosophy of mind. My dissertation focused on the nature and norms of vigilance and how vigilance supports temporally extended agency. I also work on mind wandering, prospective memory, self-control, cognitive control, and responsibility (particularly responsibility for negligence and unintentional omissions). Before Notre Dame, I was at Saint Louis University, Stanford University, Duke University, and the Universidad de los Andes.


I am a postdoctoral associate at Duke University in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department. My supervisors are Paul Seli (Mind at Large Lab) and Felipe De Brigard (Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab).

My background is in academic philosophy (action and mind), but I also work on the psychology of vigilance, mind wandering, counterfactual thinking, and moral judgment.

I got my PhD from Notre Dame in 2019. Prior to that, I was a visiting fellow at Duke (Spring 2016), a research fellow at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá (2017-2019), a research assistant in the Neurobiology Department at Stanford (Fall 2015), and a PhD student in the philosophy department at Saint Louis University (from 2012-Spring 2015).