Brains Blog Roundtable: Values in Cognitive Science

We are delighted to announce the next in our series of Brains Blog Roundtables. The topic of this discussion is values in cognitive science! Please join us and our great panelists, Sam Liao (University of Puget Sound), Uwe Peters (University of Bonn and Cambridge University), and Morgan Thompson (Bielefeld University), …

Vittorio Gallese will livestream “Embodied simulation and its role in cognition” on March 11

The next Neural Mechanisms Online webinar— “Embodied simulation and its role in cognition”—will be delivered by Vittorio GALLESE on Friday the 11th. See below for details about the free talk and how to join. Embodied simulation and its role in cognition Vittorio Gallese (University of Parma) 11 March 2022h15-17 Greenwhich …

Patricia Churchland to livestream “Brain mechanisms and the platform for morality” February 25th

The next Neural Mechanisms Online webinar— “Brain mechanisms and the platform for morality”—will be delivered by Patricia Churchland on Friday the 25th. See below for details about the free talk and how to join.

Grace Lindsay to livestream “Testing the Tools of Systems Neuroscience on Artificial Neural Networks” February 11th

The next Neural Mechanisms Online webinar—”Testing the Tools of Systems Neuroscience on Artificial Neural Networks”—will be delivered by Grace Lindsay on Friday the 11th. See below for details about the free talk and how to join. Testing the Tools of Systems Neuroscience on Artificial Neural Networks Grace Lindsay (University College …

Call for Papers: Neurocognitive Foundations of Mind

An Online Conference and Edited Volume October 21-22 and 28-29, 2022 Venue: Neural Mechanisms Online (https://www.neuralmechanisms.org/) Submission deadline: Jun 30, 2022 Organizing Committee: Fabrizio Calzavarini, University of Bergamo and LLC, University of Turin Gualtiero Piccinini, University of Missouri – St. Louis Marco Viola, University of Turin We are pleased to …

Towards a Multilevel, Mechanistic, Computational, Representational Explanation of Cognition

When I was in graduate school at Pitt around the late 1990s, I hung out with some faculty and students in the Psych Department. One day I asked one of the more ambitious Psych grad students, “what’s the future of psychology?” He answered without hesitation: “cognitive neuroscience”. Since then, psychology …

Nativism Meets the Causal Revolution

The distinction between innate and acquired traits is relevant to the long-standing debate between nativists and empiricists about whether knowledge (of concepts, of language, etc.) is primarily innate or acquired. The debate can’t get off the ground if the distinction is baseless or confused. In recent years, some philosophers have …

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