Brains contributors at the 2020 HowTheLightGetsIn Festival (Sept 19, 20)

The 2020 HowTheLightGetsIn Festival will offer 19 hours of “world beating live content” including talks, debates, and more on September 19th and 20th. Join hundreds of livestreams catered to time zones in Delhi, New York and London. Festival goers will be able to meet the speakers, make friends, talk over …

2020 Science of Consciousness Conference Goes Online In September

We are encouraged to learn that the 2020 Science of Consciousness conference will be held online in September—long live online conferencing. And it’s not too late to get on the program! “We have extended the call for new abstracts until July 25 and will notify all authors of the abstract decisions between July 20 …

CFA: Philosophy and Neuroscience at the Gulf III

The third Neuroscience at the Gulf workshop is co-organized by John Bickle (Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi Medical Center) and Antonella Tramacere (Mississippi State University and Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Germany). October 9-10, 2020 (format pending) Topics Epigenetics in the nervous system Neuroscience …

Conference Announcement: Varieties of Intentionality

Dates: Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 Location:   The New School, Arnhold Hall, Room I-202, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011 Website: www.varietiesofintentionality.com  On Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11, there will be a two-day conference at the New School for Social Research, titled “Varieties of Intentionality.” …

New Neural Mechanisms Webinars In 2019!

We are excited to share the news that Neural Mechanisms is going Online once more with a whole new series of webinars for 2019! There is even a new and improved website to boot! https://www.neuralmechanisms.org/webinarseries2019.html The calendar, with the list of speakers, is below. Further updates and information about speakers is available on …

Neural Mechanisms 2018 Web Conference Videos Now Available!

We’re excited to share the videos from the Neural Mechanisms 2018 Web Conference entitled “New Challenges in Philosophy of Neuroscience“. The videos can be found at the Neural Mechanisms YouTube channel or in the program below—each paper title links to its YouTube video. Thanks to Marco Viola and Fabrizio Calzavarini for organizing the …

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 …

The 3rd Annual Minds Online Conference Starts Monday!

Mark your calendars! The conference starts Monday and runs for three weeks. The first session’s papers are already posted. Commenting for the first session starts Monday. Check out the full post for the rest of the details.

Congratulations are due …


Heartfelt congratulations to Felipe De Brigard (Duke University), winner of the 2017 Stanton Prize from the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and Andrea Scarantino (Georgia State University), winner of the 2017 Simon Prize from the International Association for Computing and Philosophy.

Felipe will give his prize address at the SPP’s upcoming meeting at Johns Hopkins University, and Andrea his at the IACAP’s meeting at Stanford. Both meetings are still accepting submissions …

Call For Papers: 3rd Annual Minds Online Conference

The editors of the Brains blog, together with the Departments of Philosophy at Florida State University and the University of Houston, are pleased to announce that the third annual Minds Online conference will be held during the month of September, 2017. And we hope that you’ll submit, participate, and share this with interested philosophers and cognitive scientists. Keynotes …

Summer Seminar on Self-Control at Florida State University

The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control (PSSC) project is hosting a five day summer seminar on the topic of self-control for up to twelve graduate students and recent Ph.D.s (Ph.D. received no earlier than 2012). The aim is to enhance participants’ capacity to do scientific or scientifically informed research on …

Upcoming Events at the Brains blog

With the Minds Online conference now in the rearview mirror we are back to regular programming here at Brains, including two upcoming journal symposia and visits from the authors of several new and forthcoming books: Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday 10/11, Carl Gillett will blog for several days about his book Reduction and Emergence in …

#MindsOnline2016: Skill, Expertise, and Attention

The opening session of the 2016 Minds Online Conference, on Skill Expertise, and Attention, has begun! The talks in this session are: Keynote: “Longer, Smaller, Faster Stronger: on skills and intelligence“, by Ellen Fridland (King’s College London) “Do we reflect when performing skilful actions?”, by Juan Pablo Bermudez (Universidad Externado de Colombia) Commentators: Lieke Asma, Michael …

#MindsOnline2016: Contributed papers on Skill, Expertise, and Attention are now available!

The contributed papers and commentaries for the opening session of the 2016 Minds Online Conference, on Skill Expertise, and Attention, are now available to preview. They are: Juan Pablo Bermudez (Universidad Externado de Colombia), Do we reflect while performing skillful actions? Automaticity, control, and the perils of distraction Denis Buehler (Universidad Nacional Autónoma …

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