Upcoming events at Brains

Now that summer is nearing its end, activities at the blog will be picking up again. In addition to the upcoming symposium on Wayne Wu’s article, “Against Division: Consciousness, Information and the Visual Streams”, from the September 2014 issue of Mind & Language (with commentaries by David Kaplan, Pete Mandik, and …

A New Theory of Free Will

Just a quick note that I recently published an article in The Philosophical Forum , “A New Theory of Free Will“, that may be of interest to readers (a free PDF of the penultimate draft is available here).  Here’s the abstract:  This paper shows that several live philosophical and scientific hypotheses – including …

Neuroscience Boot Camp at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania announces their Neuroscience Boot Camp, August 2-12, 2009. Why Neuroscience Boot Camp? Neuroscience is increasingly relevant to a number of professions and academic disciplines beyond its traditional medical applications.  Lawyers, educators, economists and businesspeople, as well as scholars of philosophy, sociology, applied ethics and policy, are …

True Bill Gates Story

As told by Martin Davis:A woman heading a research group on theoretical computer science at Microsoft meets Bill Gates for the first time. She says how wonderful it is for Bill Gates to head a company that supports a group–her research group–that has little chance of generating any application before …