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Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness

Old review. Dennett wrote me that he thought it the best written review he’d gotten in yonks. It’s been reprinted along the my other Dennett review in Daniel Dennett, Edited by John Symons, Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers. brain scienceCognitionCognitive neuroscienceCognitive scienceconsciousnessDaniel Dennettjohn symonsneurosciencephilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mind

Mirrors of the mind

This from ABC in OZ In the early 90s an Italian team of neuroscientists reported a new class of brain cells in the macaque monkey. These mirror neurons responded just as well during the monkey’s own actions as when the monkey watched someone else performing similar actions. The mirror neuron theory took off and has…