V.S. is always good value for money – his enthusiasm is palpable. Click photo to view video.
I want to give a plug to the excellent resource that is the Brain Science Podcast website so passionately managed by Ginger Campbell. There is even an iPhone app now available though I haven’t used it yet.
Speaking of homuncularity there is a nice profile of V. S. Ramachandran in the latest issue of The New Yorker (sorry it’s by subscription only). It’s a far superior piece than the one done on the Churchlands a while back. Beyond the areas that have made V.S. so well-known (synesthesia, phantom limb syndrome), several interesting…
Marco Lacoboni lectures on the phenomenon of Mirror Neurons, possibly the hottest topic in cognitive science these days. Unfortunately some of the illustrations from his talk have been cut. (Check out Larry Shapiro’s paper on the topic here)
In case you haven’t come across this, a posthumous article by Susan Hurley entitled “The shared circuits model (SCM): How control, mirroring, and simulation can enable imitation, deliberation, and mindreading” along with responses, has been posted on Susan’s Memorial Conference website.