The Fifth Summer School in Cognitive Sciences : Web Science and the Mind
Organized by the UQAM Cognitive Science Institute in Montréal (Canada), from July 7th to 18th
Theme of the Summer Institute: Web Science and the Mind
This summer school will present a comprehensive overview of the interactions between the web and cognitive sciences, with topics ranging from social network analysis to distributed cognition and semantic web. Continue Reading →
HowTheLightGetsIn is the world’s largest philosophy festival taking place Hay-on-Wye in the UK this summer from 22nd May – 1st June 2014. There are a number of events at this year’s festival that I thought would be of interest to readers of Brains for example Barry C. Smith, Margaret Boden and Warren Ellis discussing the impact of neuroscience on philosophy. Our full programme can be found online at www.howthlightgetsin.org
I’ve attached a PDF version of the the philosophy program at the bottom of this post — here are a couple of highlights: Continue Reading →
Call for Papers: The 30th Annual Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science
Neurons, Mechanisms, and the Mind: The History and Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience
October 10–12, 2014, at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Our developing understanding of the mind depends extensively on neural data collected by fMRI, EEG, and PET, among other methods, and by the analysis of the data so collected, by, for example, decoding applications of machine learning algorithms. Continue Reading →
… at Aesthetics for Birds, with lots of really excellent content this month.
The Moscow Center for Consciousness Studies (MCCS) is hosting a Summer School from the 11th to the 25th of August 2014 devoted to the Free Will problem led by the world renowned expert Prof. John Martin Fischer. Graduate students and young PhDs are welcome to take part in the “Free Will and Moral Responsibility” Summer School, Moscow, Russia. The school will include lectures and discussions led by Prof. John Fischer (University of California, Riverside) and Associate Prof. Matthew Talbert (West Virginia University).
MCCS will compensate accommodation, food, and transfers, and 50% of the round trip ticket. Two participants with the best submissions will be provided with scholarships. For application details please visit our web-page. The deadline for submissions is the 1 st of May, 2014. The application documents mast be sent to Artem Besedin atA.Besedin@hardproblem.ru.
The following articles by Brains contributors were added to PhilPapers in March. Please let me know of any errors or omissions. – JS
J. Robert Thompson (2014). Signature Limits in Mindreading Systems. Cognitive Science 38 (2).
Kristina Musholt & Eileen Munro (forthcoming). Neuroscience and the Risks of Maltreatment. Children and Youth Services Review.
E. Machery (forthcoming). Review of Words and Thoughts: Subsentences, Ellipsis and the Philosophy of Language. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
Dimitria Electra Gatzia & Berit Brogaard (forthcoming). Time and Time Perception. Topoi.
E. Nahmias, S. Morris, T. Nadelhoffer & J. Turner (forthcoming). Surveying Freedom: Folk Intuitions About Free Will and Moral Responsibility. Philosophical Psychology.
E. Machery (forthcoming). Massive Modularity and Brain Evolution. Philosophy of Science.
See the following video from the Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium on the topic of interdisciplinarity at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Spaulding’s remarks begin at 25 minutes, and Kandel’s response begins at 1:33.
There has been a fair amount of discussion recently on Facebook concerning how to frame the dialogue between philosophy and science; I’ve admired Dr. Kandel’s work since before I got into this business, but I find his response to Shannon’s reasonable suggestions disappointing (to put it mildly). Thoughts? Strategy?
I wanted to let you all know about a new exciting project going on at Duke University: Neuro.Tv, a monthly online discussion between psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers talking about minds, brains and behaviors. Take a look! The link is: neuro.tv.