Symposium on Michel and Morales, “Minority Reports: Consciousness and the Prefrontal Cortex”

I’m very pleased to announce our latest Mind & Language symposium on Matthias Michel and Jorge Morales’ forthcoming “Minority Reports: Consciousness and the Prefrontal Cortex.” Our outstanding commentators on the target article include Liz Irvine (Cardiff), Benjamin Kozuch (Alabama), and Michael Pitts with Kevin Ortego (Reed College). 

Depiction, Pictorial Experience, and Vision Science Conference

I’m delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Depiction, Pictorial Experience, and Vision Science conference at the University of Glasgow’s Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience on 15-17 November 2018.   Speakers: Solveig Aasen, University of Oslo John Kulvicki, Dartmouth College Clare Mac Cumhaill, University of Geneva Fiona Macpherson, University of Glasgow Bence Nanay, University of …

Symposium on Del Pinal and Spaulding, “Conceptual Centrality and Implicit Bias”

I’m very glad to announce our latest Mind & Language symposium on Guillermo Del Pinal and Shannon Spaulding’s “Conceptual Centrality and Implicit Bias” from the journal’s February 2018 issue. Commentators on the target article include Bryce Huebner (Georgetown), Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh), Eric Mandelbaum (CUNY), Steven Sloman (Brown), and Ema Sullivan-Bissett (Birmingham). *** The term “implicit bias” is typically used refer …

Designed Mind Symposium 2017 Conference Programme

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Exploring the Function, Evolution & Implementation of Consciousness Informatics Forum,University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland 8-9 November 2017 http://designedmind.org   KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Daniel C. Dennett, Tufts University Michael Graziano, Princeton University   KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIOS Daniel C. Dennett, author of Consciousness Explained (Little, Brown and Co., 1991), Freedom …

Symposium on Gross and Flombaum, “Does Perceptual Consciousness Overflow Cognitive Access? The Challenge from Probabilistic, Hierarchical Processes”

It’s a pleasure to launch our latest Mind & Language symposium on Steven Gross and Jonathan Flombaum’s “Does Perceptual Consciousness Overflow Cognitive Access? The Challenge from Probabilistic, Hierarchical Processes” from the journal’s June 2017 issue. Our commentators include Jacob Beck (York), Nico Orlandi writing with Aaron Franklin (UC Santa Cruz), and Ian Phillips (Oxford). How are the neural …

Symposium on Helming, Strickland, and Jacob, “Solving the Puzzle about Early Belief-Ascription”

I am very pleased to launch our latest Mind & Language symposium on Katharina A. Helming, Brent Strickland, and Pierre Jacob’s “Solving the Puzzle about Early Belief-Ascription” from the journal’s September 2016 issue, with commentaries by  Hayley Clatterbuck (Rochester), Marco Fenici (Florence), Daniel Hutto (Wollongong), Josef Perner (Salzburg), Rose Scott (UC Merced),  and Evan Westra with Peter Carruthers (Maryland).

Symposium on Bence Nanay, “The Role of Imagination in Decision-Making”

I’m happy to kick off our latest Mind & Language symposium on Bence Nanay’s  “The Role of Imagination in Decision-Making,” from the journal’s February 2016 issue, with commentaries by Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna ) and Neil Van Leeuwen (Georgia State). The psychological process of decision-making is often explained in terms of an agent’s beliefs and desires (or other pro-attitudes): practical reasoning is essentially a …

Remembering Jon Altschul

J.C. Berendzen at Loyola University in New Orleans writes: It is with great sadness that I report the death of our colleague and friend Jon Altschul. Jon was a recently tenured member of the Loyola New Orleans Philosophy Department, a philosopher of mind, and epistemologist. Among other topics, he worked …

Symposium on Hayley Clatterbuck, “Chimpanzee Mindreading and the Value of Parsimonious Mental Models”

I’m happy to initiate our latest Mind & Language symposium on  Hayley Clatterbucks’s  “Chimpanzee Mindreading and the Value of Parsimonious Mental Models,” from the journal’s September 2015 issue, with commentaries by Cameron Buckner (Houston), Shannon Spaulding (Oklahoma), and Jennifer Vonk (Oakland). There has been a long-standing debate about whether apes, dogs, corvids, and possibly other animals have the capacity to engage in …

Symposium on Martin & Le Corre, “Sensory Substitution Is Substitution”

I am glad to kick off our latest Mind & Language symposium on Jean-Rémy Martin and François Le Corre‘s “Sensory Substitution Is Substitution ,” from the journal’s April 2015 issue, with commentaries by Kevin Connolly (Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn), Ophelia Deroy (Center for the Study of the Senses/Institute of Philosophy, University of London), Julian Kiverstein (Amsterdam), and Michael Proulx (Bath).

Upcoming Mind & Language Symposium

I’m happy to announce that our next Mind & Language symposium will be on Jean-Rémy Martin and François Le Corre’s “Sensory Substitution is Substitution” from the journal’s April 2015 issue. Thanks to the generous support of Wiley-Blackwell and the journal’s editors, the target article is now available in open access at the link above. …

Symposium on Aaron Norby, “Uncertainty Without All the Doubt”

I am happy to announce that our next Mind & Language symposium is on Aaron Norby’s “Uncertainty Without All the Doubt“ from the journal’s February 2015 issue with commentaries by Keith Frankish (Open University), Jennifer Nagel (Toronto), and Nicholas J.J. Smith (Sydney). Philosophical discussions of rationality and decision making are freqeuntly structured by the …

Philosophy & the Cognitive Sciences Workshop

Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences Pre-SSPP Workshop at Loyola University New Orleans April 1, 2015 Confirmed Speakers: Tad Zawidzki (George Washington), “Agent Neutral Interpretation” Cameron Buckner (Houston), “Ravens Attribute Their Own Prior Visual Access to Unseen Competitors” Berit Brogaard (Miami), “Phenomenal That’s-Allness” Robert Briscoe (Ohio), “A Cartography of Multisensory Processes” …

Symposium on Wayne Wu, “Against Division: Consciousness, Information, and the Visual Streams” (Mind & Language 29 (4), 383–406)

I am pleased to announce that our next Mind & Language symposium is on Wayne Wu’s “Against Division: Consciousness, Information and the Visual Streams,” from the journal’s September 2014 issue, with commentaries by David Kaplan (Macquarie), Pete Mandik (William Paterson), and Thomas Schenk (Erlangen-Nuremberg). According to the influential dual systems model of visual processing …

Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference

Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 March 2013
 Venue: The British Academy,10-11 Carlton House Terrace,London SW1Y 5AHTuesday 26 March 2013, 9am – 5.30pm
Wednesday 27 March 2013, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 28 March 2013, 9.30am – 1.00pm In addition: special demonstration of sensory substitution and augmentation devices on …