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John Cacioppo, 1951-2018

APS Past President John T. Cacioppo, a co-founder of the field of social neuroscience and a 2018 recipient of the APS William James Fellow Award, has died after a long illness. — APS Cognitive neuroscienceJohn CacioppoSocial Neuroscience

Philosophizing the Social Brain

The in-press intro to the themed issue on philosophical approaches to social neuroscience, freely available here. CognitionCognitive neuroscienceconsciousnessMindreadingMoral psychologyPhil RobbinsPhilosophyPhilosophy of mindsituated cognitionsocial epistemologySocial Neuroscience

Philosophical Approaches to Social Neuroscience

Phil Robbins and I are the action editors for the following “in Press” papers. Will Retributivism Die and Will Neuroscience Kill It?  Iskra Fileva, Jonathan Tresan Reuse and body-formatted representations in simulation theory Shaun Gallagher Would a Neuroscience of Violence Aid in Understanding Legal Culpability? Valerie Gray Hardcastle Beyond sensorimotor segregation: On mirror neurons and…

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…

CFP: Philosophical Approaches to Social Neuroscience

Special Issue of Cognitive Systems Research Edited by Leslie Marsh (Medical School, University of British Columbia) and Philip Robbins (Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri) A Confluence of Interest It’s been twenty-five years or so since Gazzaniga’s (1985) empirically motivated work that understood the brain as a kind of hermeneutic device or “interpreter” that evolved in…