Here’s a recent article from The Guardian. The brain in the clip turns from red to solid yellow during climax. brain scienceCognitive scienceKayt Sukelmriorgasmqualia
Here’s an article from Nature Neuroscience that is getting a lot of attention. Here is an interview with lead author Tali Sharot who has cornered the market on “optimism” research. BiologyFrontal lobeFunctional magnetic resonance imagingNature NeuroscienceNeurobiologyOptimismUniversity College London
Kayt Sukel performs an intimate act in an fMRI scanner to explore the pathways of pleasure and pain.
Dan Lloyd has alerted me to this article of his published just today in Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Aside from his academic work Dan, it should not be forgotten, is also a formidable novelist.
Not a deep surprise but still nice to see some empirical work coming through. Check out this brief report just published online in Nature Neuroscience. The upshot: participants with larger amygdalas typically had more people in their social lives and maintained more complex relationships.
Yet another installment on mind in the NYT – this time from the highly distinguished and very influential Tyler Burge.
Neuron is offering free access to this issue until Oct 8.
I’ve just completed reading Evan Thompson’s Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind, a work which I heartily endorse as the best statement yet of the enactivist theory of mind. I especially like his taking on the philosopher’s zombie and his chapter on Empathy and Enculturation. Last, but by no means least,…
Check out this paper freely available as a pdf download here. ABSTRACT This paper explores whether brain images may be admitted as evidence in criminal trials under Federal Rule of Evidence 403, which weighs probative value against the danger of being prejudicial, confusing, or misleading to fact finders. The paper summarizes and evaluates recent empirical research relevant to…
Check out the terrific work of artist Susan Aldworth. Her artistry emerges from both a philosophical and an empirical sensibility. See here for a brief profile and artist’s statement.