#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 …

Announcing the 2016 Minds Online Conference Program

Posting at Brains will likely be slow through the rest of the summer. Many thanks to all the philosophers who took time in the past few months to discuss their recent work, and also to Nick, Cameron, and our session chairs — listed below — for their work in putting …

Video from a recent conference on “Metacognitive Diversity Across Cultures”

Joëlle Proust invited me to share a link to a conference she organized recently in Paris on “Metacognitive Diversity Across Cultures: Advances and Perspectives”. The page includes video recordings of all the main talks, including keynote addresses by Asher Coriat and Chris Frith. There is also a talk by Joëlle that touches …

Livestream available for a conference on “Non-physicalist View of Consciousness” (May 24-26)

This coming week the University of Cambridge will host a conference on Non-physicalist Views of Consciousness, supported by the New Directions in the Study of the Mind project: Consciousness has been one of the stumbling blocks for physicalist theories of the mind. Much effort has been dedicated to finding the …

CFP: Zahavi on Self and Other (Bochum)

Call for Papers and Workshop Announcement Ruhr-Universität Bochum June 20-22, 2016 Prof. Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen): Lectures on Self and Other Dan Zahavi is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen. He is the author of various books on Husserl’s Phenomenology, …

SPP Pre-Conference Workshop on Transformative Experience and the Self

Prior to the upcoming meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, to be held June 2-4 at the University of Texas in Austin, there will be a pre-conference workshop on Transformative Experience and the Self: The workshop brings together leading psychologists, cognitive scientists, and philosophers exploring the nature of …

What can we learn from Minds Online about the future of online conferences in philosophy?

That’s the question Cameron Buckner, Nick Byrd, and I raise in a guest post written for Daily Nous. We hope you will read our post and join the discussion, especially of the following questions — you can answer them in the comments here or there, or privately via e-mail: In Minds Online, …

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” …

Paris Workshop on sensorimotor approach to Consciousness in July 2015

On July 4th and 5th 2015, just before the ASSC conference on Consciousness in Paris, we are organizing a workshop to discuss advances in the sensorimotor approach. All are welcome! See here for the call for papers: https://lpp.psycho.univ-paris5.fr/feel/?page_id=691

Call for Abstracts: Workshop on Minimal Mindreading, University of Magdeburg, November 6-8, 2014

Classical explanations of social cognition assume that complex social interaction involves social understanding and that social understanding in turn depends on the ability to read others’ minds, i.e. on the ability to attribute mental states, such as beliefs and desires, to others for the purposes of predicting and explaining their …

Costs and Benefits of Imperfect Cognitions

Workshop Costs and Benefits of Imperfect Cognitions Birmingham (UK), 8-9 May 2014 8th May 10:30-11:30 – Ryan McKay (Royal Holloway) and Maarten Boudry (University of Ghent): “In Defence of False Beliefs?” 11:40-12:40 – Lisa Bortolotti (University of Birmingham): “Epistemic Costs and Benefits of Delusional Beliefs”. 14:00-15:00 – Katerina Fotopoulou (University …

2013 Spindel Conference: The Lives of Human Animals

The problem of personal identity is one of the most bewitching puzzles in all of philosophy. Until very recently, most philosophers subscribed to the view first advocated by the 17th-century British philosopher, John Locke. Locke held that our fundamental nature is given by our status as self-conscious, rational agents (“persons”) …

CFA: Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014

Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts Toward a Science of Consciousness 2014 April 21-26, 2014, Tucson, Arizona The 20th Anniversary Conference Speakers will include: Ned Block, David Chalmers, Karl Deisseroth, Daniel Dennett, David Eagleman, Rebecca Goldstein, Stuart Hameroff, Christof Koch, Henry Markram, John Searle, Petra Stoerig, Giulio Tononi and many more. …

SPP 2013 annual meeting

The Society for Philosophy and Psychology will be holding its annual meeting June 12-15 at Brown University, Providence, R.I. Early registration has been extended to June 2. Please see the society’s website, www.socphilpsych.org, for the program and other details. Speakers include Daniel Dennett, Susan Fiske, Sandra Upson (managing editor, Scientific …

Conference on Concepts at North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University’s Logic and Cognitive Science Initiative (LACSI) is hosting a conference on Concepts on September 20-21, 2013. The speakers are Christopher Hill (Philosophy, Brown University), Edouard Machery (History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh), Eric Margolis (Philosophy, University of British Columbia), Gregory Murphy (Psychology, New York …

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