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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. aweCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessEmbodied cognitionneurophenomenologyphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindShaun Gallaghersituated cognitionspacewonder

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 Maria Brincker Reuse and body-formatted representations in simulation theory Shaun Gallagher Would a Neuroscience of Violence Aid in Understanding Legal Culpability? Valerie Gray Hardcastle Will…

Neuroporn/Neuromania?

H/T to David Livingstone-Smith for pointing to this article. Exploring the trend of neuro-rejectionism. Neuroscience is in vogue. In the mainstream news and on pop-science bestseller lists, in academic departments and in deli refrigerators, interest in all things brain-related continues to grow, to be sold, and to be consumed. But the growth in public interest…

Is Behavioral Economics Doomed?

Here is a skeptical take on the insights supposedly offered by the rise of behavioral economics as represented by Daniel Kahneman and others. Since I’m in the process of reviewing Kahneman it will be interesting to see if Levine’s take on behavioral economics jibes with my take on Kahneman in particular and behavioral economics in…

Towards an externalist neuroeconomics

Here is a recent paper kindly brought to my attention by the author. To achieve the aim of establishing the case for externalist neuroeconomics, I rely on other approaches to externalism in the cognitive sciences which focus on the role of external causal processes establishing mental phenomena in terms of interactions between neuronal states and…