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Cognitive neuroscience

Philosophical Approaches to Social Neuroscience

Phil Robbins and I are the action editors for the following “in Press” papers. Will Retributivism Die and Will Neuroscience Kill It?  Iskra Fileva, Jonathan Tresan Reuse and body-formatted representations…

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Can you really upload your mind?

Radio discussion on ABC’s The Philosopher’s Zone Self/less— a film currently doing the rounds—entertains the idea of digital immortality. It might be a work of science fiction but what it…

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A Neurophenomenology of Awe and Wonder

Coming soon featuring the very excellent Shaun Gallagher. Shaun is contributing to our Philosophical Approaches to Social Neuroscience issue.

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Philosophical Approaches to Social Neuroscience

Forthcoming in Cognitive Systems Research Looking Beyond the Brain: Social Neuroscience meets Narrative Practice Daniel D. Hutto and Michael D. Kirchhoff Beyond sensorimotor segregation: On mirror neurons and social affordance space tracking…

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Why Brain-to-Brain Communication Is No Longer Unthinkable

This from the Smithsonian. For all that science has studied and mapped the brain in recent decades, the mind remains a black box. A famous 1974 essay by the philosopher…

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What Emily Dickinson Can Teach Neuroscience

This from Evan Thompson. As Evan points out the phrase “Wider than the Sky” was first brought to wider attention by Gerald Edelman which I originally read as supporting material for my…

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Surfing Uncertainty Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind

Any new book by Andy Clark is, so far as I’m concerned, a notable event. Clark speaks to a general audience without ever being condescending or very jargony and he…

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