This year I was invited to organise a symposium on ‘The Evolution of Consciousness’ at the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (and Linguistics…). Much fun had by all.
The line-up (photos from Twitter):
Clint Perry, QMUL
Behavioural flexibility in arthropods
Janicke Nordgreen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Happy hens and thoughtful fish
Liz Irvine, Cardiff University
Measurement in consciousness science
Jonathan Birch, LSE
Can a single neuron support subjective experience?
I’m one of this year’s joint winners of the Sir Karl Popper Prize from the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science for my paper ‘Model-Based Theorizing in Cognitive Neuroscience’. The other winner is Eran Tal with his fabulous paper ‘Making Time: A Study in the Epistemology of Measurement’.
My paper: http://bjps.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/1/143
Eran Tal’s paper: http://bjps.oxfordjournals.org/content/67/1/297
Comments from the editors here: http://thebjps.typepad.com/my-blog/2016/12/popper-prize-2016.html
(Info: “The Sir Karl Popper Essay Prize is awarded for the best of those papers appearing in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. It is awarded on the basis of the judgement of the Editors of the Journal (in liaison with the BSPS Committee, as the Editors see fit) from papers appearing in that year’s volume of the Journal”).
Thanks to Richard Menary for the photo.
Some in-progress work I’m doing with Sean Roberts (MPI, Nijmegen) on language origins and pointing, experiment carried out during a visit to ANU:
Two online symposia I’ve been part of in the last week or so:
A really great book club on Thom Scott-Phillips’ ‘Speaking Our Minds’, about the evolution of language, with a lot of great commentators and discussion, on the Cognition and Culture blog.
And a symposium on Bernard Molyneux’ ‘The Logic of Mind-Body Identification’ over on the Philosophy of Brains blog.
My new website!
Exciting news will be posted here, but for everything else, click on the links above.