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From cybernetics to brain theory, and more: A memoir

My chum, Péter Érdi, editor of Cognitive Systems Research, has alerted me to the open access memoir (63 pages) by neuroscience grandee Michael Arbib. Giving me the opportunity to talk to these visitors was one of the ways in which McCulloch contributed more to my graduate education than any other professor at MIT. When I thanked him, he…

The Sensory Order

The reissue of TSO edited by Viktor Vanberg (originally Chicago University Press) is about to, for some reason, also be published by Routledge. Here is an excerpt from Viktor’s excellent introduction: Among F. A. Hayek’s numerous publications, The Sensory Order (hereafter TSO) is undoubtedly the most unusual. After all, from someone known as an economist…

The father of modern neuroscience

Meet Santiago Ramón y Cajal, an artist, photographer, doctor, bodybuilder, scientist, chess player and publisher. He was also the father of modern neuroscience. Hunched Over a Microscope, He Sketched the Secrets of How the Brain Works. It was Joaquin Fuster who first brought Santiago Ramón y Cajal to my attention. Joaquin FusterneurosciencePhilosophy of mindSantiago Ramón y Cajal

The Journal of Mind and Behavior 36: 3 and 4

The latest issue of JMB is now available. The reviews are of particular interest since the Critical Notice is devoted to my chum Joaquín Fuster’s The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity: Our Predictive Brain written by Valerie Gray Hardcastle; a standard review by Maria Pia Paganelli of yours truly’s coedited Propriety and Prosperity: New Studies on the Philosophy of…

The Prefrontal Cortex

The 5th edition of Joaquin Fuster’s classic is now available. Coming soon: a close-grained review by Valerie Hardcastle of Joaquin’s latest The Neuroscience of Freedom and Creativity to appear in The Journal of Mind and Behavior. BrainCognitionCognitive neuroscienceJoaquin Fusterjournal of mind and behaviorneurosciencephilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindValerie Gray Hardcastle