Cognitive Science of Philosophy Symposium: Neuroaesthetics
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by Zina Ward
1w ago
Welcome to the Brains Blog’s Symposium series on the Cognitive Science of Philosophy. The aim of the series is to examine the use of diverse methods to generate philosophical insight. Each symposium is comprised of two parts. In the target post, a practitioner describes the method under discussion and explains ..read more
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Apply Now: Summer Institute in Moral Psychology at Cornell!
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by Daniel Burnston
2w ago
Cornell University will host an NEH Summer Institute in Moral Psychology, June 24-July 19, 2024, with lead instructors Laura Niemi, Shaun Nichols, and John Doris, and a slate of distinguished guest instructors. Applications are due March 5, 2024. More information here: Moral Psychology @ Cornell – NEH Summer Institute 2024 ..read more
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The 2024 Webinar Series for Neural Mechanisms Online
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by Nick Byrd
3w ago
Check out our partner’s line-up of speakers. Nick Shea presented last week, and there are a dozen total sessions below. You can preview the list of names below and find more information (and subscribe to the newsletter with webinar reminders) at neuralmechanisms.org/webinarseries2024.html. 26 January, 16-18 CETNick Shea(London) 9 February, 16-18 ..read more
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Reply to Inês Hipólito
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by Daniel Burnston
1M ago
Luis H. Favela and Edouard Machery We thank Inês Hipólito for taking the time to offer her thoughts about the concept of representation in the brain and mind sciences in response to our work. Hipólito kindly notes the strengths of our project, such as its inclusivity of participants from a ..read more
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Representation Crisis: Commentary on “Investigating the concept of representation in the neural and psychological sciences”
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by Daniel Burnston
1M ago
Inês Hipólito Macquarie University, Philosophy Department In cognitive science, the notion of mental representation, stands as a central beacon, not due to unanimous agreement, but rather because it serves as the conceptual nexus through which diverse theoretical trajectories can be mapped out in their understanding of cognitive behaviour.  Cognitive psychology ..read more
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Reply to Ben Baker
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by Daniel Burnston
1M ago
Luis H. Favela and Edouard Machery We thank Ben Baker for taking the time to offer his assessment of our project as well as some suggestions. Baker kindly notes the novelty of the project, its experimental design, and contribution to the debate about representations. He reports however being “somewhat put ..read more
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Commentary on Favela and Machery, “Investigating the concept of representation in the neural and psychological sciences”
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by Daniel Burnston
1M ago
Ben Baker I admit I was somewhat put off by the first two sentences of Favela and Machery’s paper. It feels odd to use “mainstream___ism” to label merely the wide application of a concept – or even just use of the word “representation” – when we are not sure about ..read more
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Favela and Machery: Precis of “Investigating the Concept of Representation in the Neural and Psychological Sciences”
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by Daniel Burnston
1M ago
Luis H. Favela and Edouard Machery We thank Dan Burnston and Nick Byrd for the opportunity to present and discuss our paper, “Investigating the concept of representation in the neural and psychological sciences” (Favela & Machery, 2023) with The Brains Blog community. Our project was sparked by the following facts ..read more
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This Week on Brains: Representations in the mind and brain sciences: Time for conceptual reform or elimination; or embrace the state of affairs?
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by Daniel Burnston
1M ago
Hi All! This week on Brains, we are happy to host a discussion of the concept of representation in the neural and psychological sciences, centered around Louie Favela and Edouard Machery‘s recent paper, “Investigating the concept of representation in the neural and psychological sciences.” We’ll have a precis of the ..read more
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Four Videos About Neuroscience Models and Explanations — Dr. Mazviita Chirimuuta
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by Nick Byrd
2M ago
We’re excited to release the final of seven sets of videos from “A Beginner’s Guide To Neural Mechanisms” — a joint project with Neural Mechanisms Online. These and the other six sets of videos are from experts in Cognitive Science, each released on a Friday this semester. Our experts will ..read more
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