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Enactive View of Cognition

Here’s a batch review by the very excellent Rob Rupert of three books that have been out for a while. Anthony ChemeroCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessEmbodied cognitionenactivismExtended MindExternalismEzequiel Di Paolojohn stewartMark Rowlandsolivier gapennePhilosophy of mindRob Rupertsituated cognition

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Jonah Lomu — The Greatest

Sad news reported in The Guardian. Try facing him with no helmet and padding/armour a la North American football and coming at you at serious sprinter speed carrying 262 pounds and with the presence of mind of a terrier. I saw his finest hour in a pub in La Baule during the World Cup ’95. all…

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The Journal of Mind and Behavior

Vol. 36 No. 1 & 2 Winter & Spring 2015 (Note: reviews of Evan Thompson and Gordon Graham’s latest) A Radical Embodied Approach to Lower Palaeolithic Spear-making Duilio Garofoli, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Is That Me? Sense of Agency as a Function of Intra-psychic Conflict Travis A. Riddle, Columbia University, Howard J. Rosen, University of California,…

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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 in simulation theory Shaun Gallagher Would a Neuroscience of Violence Aid in Understanding Legal Culpability? Valerie Gray Hardcastle Beyond sensorimotor segregation: On mirror neurons and…

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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 portrays is gaining serious traction in the real world. A number of philosophers, neuroscientists, and assorted futurists believe that by mid century a safe form…