Adina Roskies will live-stream “Representational Similarity Analysis in neuroimaging…” this Friday

We are excited about the next Neural Mechanisms webinar this Friday. As always, it is free. You can find information about how and when to join the webinar below or at the Neural Mechanisms website—where you can also join sign up for the mailing list that notifies people about upcoming …

“Radical Disruptions of Self-Consciousness”

Philosophy and the Mind Sciences (PhiMiSci) has published its inaugural issue: a special issue on “Radical disruptions of self-consciousness”, edited by Thomas Metzinger and Raphaël Millière. This special issue is about something most of us might find hard to conceive: states of consciousness in which self-consciousness is radically disrupted or altogether …

ESPP 2020 cancelled

In view of the multiple uncertainties caused by the current corona virus pandemic, the ESPP executive committee has decided, with huge regret, to cancel this year’s meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Leipzig from 31st August to 3rd September. ​Pending some logistical questions, we hope to be able …

JOB: Tulane University

The Tulane Philosophy Department in connection with the Cognitive Studies Program invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor to start fall 2020. Teaching responsibilities will include expository science writing and one or more of the core Cognitive Studies courses, such as: Mind in Evolution, Consciousness, Foundations of Cognitive Science, and …

Zina Ward will live stream a new approach to “…Data Aggregation Across Brains” on Friday

We are excited about the next Neural Mechanisms webinar this Friday. As always, it is free. You can find information about how and when to join the webinar below or at the Neural Mechanisms website—where you can also join sign up for the mailing list that notifies people about upcoming …

Decoupling

Affect as conative motivational drive is amenable to being decoupleable because it predates—and remains functional—through all evolutionarily later cognitive abilities

CFA: Kinds of Intelligence 3 – Cognitive Science Beyond the Human

The third annual Kinds of Intelligence conference will be held in Cambridge, UK from June 22-25 2020. The conference brings together researchers from philosophy, cognitive science and artificial intelligence to address questions concerning the structure, function and nature of intelligence and cognition, with a particular emphasis on non-human intelligences – …

Neurofunctional Prudence & Morality

I am excited to report that my new book, Neurofunctional Prudence and Morality: A Philosophical Theory, is now available from Routledge ($70 hardback, $12.50+ ebook). Anyone interested can preview the book’s introduction and part of Chapter 1 here at Google Books. Interested readers can also download a pre-published draft of …

Affordances and Motivation

The study of emotions, the so-called affective turn, allows us to rethink crucial elements in psychology and philosophy of mind. There has been a concurrent surge in creative research and theory in the field of ecological psychology.[1] In our book, we seek to clarify the function of affective sentience in …

Marcin Miłkowski’s & Piotr Litwin’s livestream of “Testing Predictive Processing”

We are excited about the next Neural Mechanisms webinar this Friday (21st). As always, it is free. You can find information about how and when to join the webinar below or at the Neural Mechanisms website—where you can also join sign up for the mailing list that notifies people about …

York Vision Science Summer School 2020: Most Expenses Paid

CVR-VISTA Vision Science Summer School, 2020 YORK UNIVERSITY, TORONTO, CANADA The Centre for Vision Research (CVR) at York University in Toronto, Canada offers a one-week, most-expenses-paid undergraduate summer school on vision science.  This year’s program will be held June 8-12, 2020. This year’s summer school is being held in cooperation with the Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA) initiative that has …

Symposium on Joseph Gottlieb’s “Verbal Disputes in the Theory of Consciousness”

It’s my pleasure to introduce our next Ergo symposium, featuring Joseph Gottlieb’s “Verbal Disputes in the Theory of Consciousness“, including commentaries by Jonathan Farrell, Assaf Weksler, and Josh Weisberg. I’d like begin by thanking each of the participants for their great work.