List of Underrepresented Philosophers of Neuroscience

There is a new list of members of underrepresented groups working in philosophy of neuroscience (e.g., traditional philosophy of science topics in neuroscience, foundational issues in cognitive, computational, systems, molecular, and cellular neuroscience). The purpose of this list is to provide as comprehensive a list as possible of members of underrepresented …

Neural Mechanisms Webconference 2018: New Challenges in Philosophy of Neuroscience

The editors of Neural Mechanisms Online announce the program for their 2018 webconference, on the topic of New Challenges in the Philosophy of Neuroscience. For more information, visit the conference program. Friday 5 October 2018 FROM … WHO? TITLE 8 GMT Hong Yu Wong Embodiment: Structure and Mechanisms 9 GMT …

Symposium on Haun, Tononi, Koch, and Tsuchiya: “Are we underestimating the richness of visual experience?”

I am delighted to announce the next symposium in our series on articles from Neuroscience of Consciousness.  We have two types of symposia.  For primarily theoretical articles, we will have several commentators from a variety of theoretical perspectives.  For novel empirical research, we will have single commentators whose goal is …

Earthworms, Google servers, and an important kind of freedom

Yesterday, I sketched the priority structure framework: attention consists in the activity of regulating priority structures, which order the parts of the subject’s on-going mental life by their relative priority. Why would we organize our mind in this way? In other words, what is the function of attention?  The answer, …

Neural Mechanisms Online

We are very pleased to announce the beginning of Neural Mechanisms Online, i.e. the first international cycle of webinars (=online seminars) on the Philosophy of Neuroscience! The webinars will be held from January to July 2018, every two weeks (see the calendar below). They will deal with hot topics of …

Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw

Another book that may be of interest to The Brains Blog community is my Philosophical Foundations of Neurolaw, which is coming out next month. A major aim of the book is to provide an alternative to Michael Pardo and Dennis Patterson’s treatment of issues in the philosophy of mind and …

Explanation and Integration in Mind and Brain Science

This forthcoming volume, edited by David Kaplan, should be of interest to The Brains Blog community, and it includes papers by fellow contributors Gualtiero Piccinini and Corey Maley:

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SpaceTimeMind

You may (or may not) have noticed that Pete Mandik and Richard Brown (me) have started a podcast, called SpaceTimeMind, where we talk about tax law updates for 2014, uh, I mean, er, we talk about space and time and mind! The first episode is up now (and has been …

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