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  1. added 2016-12-04
    Amabilis H. Harrison, Michael D. Noseworthy, James P. Reilly, Weiguang Guan & John F. Connolly (2017). EEG and fMRI Agree: Mental Arithmetic is the Easiest Form of Imagery to Detect. Consciousness and Cognition 48:104-116.
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    Molly Jackson-Nielsen, Michael A. Cohen & Michael A. Pitts (2017). Perception of Ensemble Statistics Requires Attention. Consciousness and Cognition 48:149-160.
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    Veena Kumari, Elena Antonova, Bernice Wright, Aseel Hamid, Eva Machado Hernandez, Anne Schmechtig & Ulrich Ettinger (2017). The Mindful Eye: Smooth Pursuit and Saccadic Eye Movements in Meditators and Non-Meditators. Consciousness and Cognition 48:66-75.
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    Chris Oriet, Mamata Pandey & Jun-Ichiro Kawahara (2017). Attention Capture Without Awareness in a Non-Spatial Selection Task. Consciousness and Cognition 48:117-128.
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    Judith Katz, Noam Saadon-Grosman & Shahar Arzy (2017). The Life Review Experience: Qualitative and Quantitative Characteristics. Consciousness and Cognition 48:76-86.
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    Arien Mack, Jason Clarke, Muge Erol & John Bert (2017). Scene Incongruity and Attention. Consciousness and Cognition 48:87-103.
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    Jason Shepard & Aneyn O’Grady (2017). What Kinds of Alternative Possibilities Are Required of the Folk Concept of Choice? Consciousness and Cognition 48:138-148.
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    Aida Grabauskaitė, Mindaugas Baranauskas & Inga Griškova-Bulanova (2017). Interoception and Gender: What Aspects Should We Pay Attention To? Consciousness and Cognition 48:129-137.
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    Nirit Soffer-Dudek, Leah Shelef, Idit Oz, Anna Levkovsky, Ifaat Erlich & Shirley Gordon (2017). Absorbed in Sleep: Dissociative Absorption as a Predictor of Sleepiness Following Sleep Deprivation in Two High-Functioning Samples. Consciousness and Cognition 48:161-170.
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  10. added 2016-12-03
    Peter Carruthers (forthcoming). Are Epistemic Emotions Metacognitive? Philosophical Psychology:1-15.
    This article addresses the question whether epistemic emotions are in any sense inherently metacognitive. The paper begins with some critical discussion of a recent suggestion made by Joelle Proust, that these emotions might be implicitly or procedurally metacognitive. It then explores the theoretical resources that are needed to explain how such emotions arise and do their work. While there is a perennial temptation to think that epistemic emotions are somehow about the cognitive states of the person undergoing the emotion, we (...)
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    Gabriel Vacariu (2016). The UNBELIEVABLE Similarities Between Sean Carroll’s Idea (2016) (California Institute of Technology, USA) or Frank Wilczek’s Ideas (2016) (Nobel Prize on Physics) and My Ideas (2002-2010). Dissertation, Bucharest University
    The UNBELIEVABLE similarities between Sean Carroll’s idea (2016) (California Institute of Technology, USA) (within the wrong framework, the “universe”) and my ideas (2002-2010) (within the EDWs framework) on quantum mechanics, the relationship between Einstein relativity and quantum mechanics, life, the mind-brain problem, etc. This document is about Carroll M. Sean (2016), The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself, Dutton Also, the unbelievable similaririty between Wilczek's idea (2016) and my idea (2002-2008) on Bohr's complementarity applied (...)
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  12. added 2016-12-02
    Sean Allen-Hermanson (forthcoming). So THAT'S What It's Like! In Companion to the Philosophy of Animal Minds. Routledge
    Many philosophers have held that we cannot say what it is like to be a bat as they present a fundamentally alien form of life. Another view held by some philosophers, bat scientists, and even many laypersons is that echolocation is, somehow, at least in part, a kind of visual experience. Either way, bat echolocation is taken to be something very mysterious and exotic. I utilize empirical and intuitive considerations to support an alternative view making a much more mundane contention (...)
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  13. added 2016-12-01
    Robert J. Rovetto (2016 Sept). The Orbital Space Environment and Space Situational Awareness Domain Ontology – Towards an International Information System for Space Data. In Proceedings of The Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference.
  14. added 2016-12-01
    Michael J. Crosse, Giovanni M. Di Liberto, Adam Bednar & Edmund C. Lalor (2016). The Multivariate Temporal Response Function Toolbox: A MATLAB Toolbox for Relating Neural Signals to Continuous Stimuli. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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    Robert John Rovetto (2016). Ontology Archtecures for the Orbital Space Environment and Space Situational Awareness Domain. In Stefano Borgo, Loris Bozzato, Chiara Del Vescovo & Martin Homola (eds.), Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops with the 9th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems. CEUR
    This paper applies some ontology architectures to the space domain, specifically the orbital and near-earth space environment and the space situational awareness domain. I briefly summarize local, single and hybrid ontology architectures, and offer potential space ontology architectures for each by showing how actual space data sources and space organizations would be involved.
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    Karen le LiEmmorey, Xiaoxia Feng, Chunming Lu & Guosheng Ding (2016). Functional Connectivity Reveals Which Language the “Control Regions” Control During Bilingual Production. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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    Robert J. Rovetto (2016). Orbital Space Environment and Space Situational Awareness Domain Ontology. In Stefano Borgo, Jean-Rémi Bourguet & Adrien Barton (eds.), CEUR workshop proceedings of The Joint Ontology Workshops, with the 9th International Conference of Formal Ontology for Information Systems (FOIS), Early Career Symposium. CEUR Scientific Workshops
  18. added 2016-11-30
    Dario Rodighiero & Loup Cellard, Self-Recognition in Data Visualization: How People See Themselves in Social Visualizations.
    Self-recognition is an intimate act performed by people. Inspired by Paul Ricoeur, we reflect upon the action of self-recognition, especially when data visualization represents the observer itself. Along the article, the reader is invited to think about this specific relationship through concepts like the personal identity stored in information systems, the truthfulness at the core of self-recognition, and the mutual-recognition among community members. In the context of highly interdisciplinary research, we unveil two protagonists in data visualization: the designer and the (...)
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    Gagan Deep Kaur (forthcoming). Cognitive Bearing of Techno-Advances in Kashmiri Carpet Designing. AI and Society.
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  20. added 2016-11-29
    Anika Fiebich (forthcoming). Pluralism, Social Cognition, and Interaction in Autism. Philosophical Psychology:1-17.
    In this paper, I investigate social cognition and its relation to interaction in autism from the perspective of a pluralist account of social understanding by considering behavioral as well as neuroscientific findings. Traditionally, researchers have focused on mental state reasoning in autism, which is uncontroversially impaired. A pluralist account of social cognition aims to explore the varieties of social understanding that are acquired throughout ontogeny and may play a role in everyday life. The analysis shows that children with autism are (...)
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  21. added 2016-11-28
    Ezio Di Nucci (forthcoming). Habits, Priming, Aliefs and the Explanation of Mindless Action. Minds and Machines.
    There is a growing body of evidence on the influences of automatic and unconscious processes on our actions. Here I introduce some representative examples of this growing body of evidence, chosen so as to form a diverse group of related mindless phenomena: habits, skills, priming and nudges (Section 1). I then argue that this evidence challenges traditional belief-desire-based approaches in the philosophy of action (Sections 2 and 3). I further discuss a recently proposed solution to this challenge, Gendler’s Alief, finding (...)
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  22. added 2016-11-28
    Joshua Stein (2016). Valuing Life as Necessary for Moral Status: A Noteon Depression and Personhood. Neuroethics 9 (1):45-51.
    Many contemporary accounts of moral status consider an individual's status to be grounded in some cognitive capacity, e.g. the capacity to experience certain states, to reason morally, etc. One proposed cognitive capacity significant particularly to killing, i.e. having a status that precludes being killed absent cause, is the capacity to value one's own life. I argue that considering this a condition for moral status is a mistake, as it would lead to the exclusion of some individuals with mental health problems (...)
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  23. added 2016-11-28
    Joshua Stein (2014). The View From Vector Space: An Account of Conceptual Geography. Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics 2 (1):71-91.
  24. added 2016-11-26
    Alexey Bakhirev, NEW PRINCIPLE FOR ENCODING INFORMATION TO CREATE SUBJECTIVE REALITY IN ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS.
    The paper outlines an analysis of two types of information - ordinary and subjective, consideration is given to the difference between the concepts of intelligence and perceiving mind. It also provides description of some logical functional features of consciousness. A technical approach is proposed to technical obtaining of subjective information by changing the signal’s time degree of freedom to the spatial one in order to obtain the "observer" function in the system and information signals appearing in relation to it, that (...)
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    Alexey Bakhirev, THE MAIN MIND PARADOX. WHY THERE IS NO POINT IN BACKING UP BRAIN AND PERSONALITY.
    Attempts to reproduce animateness using appliances generates a paradox that provides a new view to life and death, that differs from both religious and atheistic visions.
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  26. added 2016-11-26
    E. Diaz-Leon (forthcoming). Phenomenal Concepts: Neither Circular nor Opaque. Philosophical Psychology:1-14.
    In this paper, I focus on an influential account of phenomenal concepts, the recognitional account, and defend it from some recent challenges. According to this account, phenomenal concepts are recognitional concepts that we use when we recognize experiences as “another one of those.” Michael Tye has argued that this account is viciously circular because the relevant recognitional abilities involve descriptions of the form “another experience of the same type,” which is also a phenomenal concept. Tye argues that we avoid the (...)
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  27. added 2016-11-26
    Rocco J. Gennaro (2016). H.O.T. Theory, Concepts, and Synesthesia: A Reply to Adams and Shreve. Symposion. Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 3 (443-448).
    Rocco J. Gennaro ABSTRACT: In response to Fred Adams and Charlotte Shreve’s paper entitled “What Can Synesthesia Teach Us about Higher Order Theories of Consciousness?”, previously published in Symposion, I argue that H.O.T. theory does have the resources to account for synesthesia and the specific worries that they advance in their paper, such as the...
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  28. added 2016-11-26
    Christian Miller (2016). On Shermer On Morality. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences:63-68.
    This paper is part of a six paper exchange with Michael Shermer. This is my critical commentary on Michael Shermer's paper “Morality is real, objective, and natural.” Shermer and I agree that morality is both real and objective. Here I raise serious reservations about both Shermer's account of where morality comes from and his account of what morality tells us to do. His approach to the foundations of morality would allow some very disturbing behaviors to count as moral, and his (...)
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  29. added 2016-11-25
    Elijah Chudnoff (forthcoming). The Epistemic Significance of Perceptual Learning. Inquiry.
    First impressions suggest the following contrast between perception and memory: perception generates new beliefs and reasons, justification, or evidence for those beliefs; memory preserves old beliefs and reasons, justification, or evidence for those beliefs. In this paper I argue that reflection on perceptual learning gives us reason to adopt an alternative picture on which perception plays both generative and preservative epistemic roles.
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  30. added 2016-11-25
    Jérémie Lafraire (forthcoming). Facing the Mirror: A Relativist Account of Immune Nonconceptual Self-Representations. Philosophical Psychology:1-15.
    There is a consensus among philosophers that some “I”-thoughts are immune to error through misidentification. In some recent papers, this property has been formulated in the following deflationist way: an “I”-thought is immune to error through misidentification when it can misrepresent the mental or bodily property self-ascribed but cannot misrepresent the subject possessing that property. However, it has been put forward that the range of mental and bodily states that are immune in that limited sense cannot include nonconceptual forms of (...)
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  31. added 2016-11-25
    Giuseppe Riva (2016). Neurobiology of Anorexia Nervosa: Serotonin Dysfunctions Link Self-Starvation with Body Image Disturbances Through an Impaired Body Memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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    Kara J. Blacker & Susan M. Courtney (2016). Distinct Neural Substrates for Maintaining Locations and Spatial Relations in Working Memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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  33. added 2016-11-25
    Shaun Nichols, Derek Bolton & Jonathan Hill (1999). Mind, Meaning, and Mental Disorder: The Nature of Causal Explanation in Psychology and Psychiatry. Philosophical Review 108 (4):559.
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  34. added 2016-11-24
    Louisa V. Kulke, Janette Atkinson & Oliver Braddick (2016). Neural Differences Between Covert and Overt Attention Studied Using EEG with Simultaneous Remote Eye Tracking. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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    Mariarosaria Taddeo (2016). On the Risks of Relying on Analogies to Understand Cyber Conflicts. Minds and Machines 26 (4):317-321.
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    Mario Treviño, Braniff De la Torre-Valdovinos & Elias Manjarrez (2016). Noise Improves Visual Motion Discrimination Via a Stochastic Resonance-Like Phenomenon. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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  37. added 2016-11-24
    Evelyn Fox Keller (2008). Organisms, Machines, and Thunderstorms: A History of Self-Organization (I). Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 38 (1):45-75.
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    Julian O'Kelly, Jörg C. Fachner & Mari Tervaniemi (2016). Editorial: Dialogues in Music Therapy and Music Neuroscience: Collaborative Understanding Driving Clinical Advances. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.
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  39. added 2016-11-23
    Eros Moreira de Carvalho (2016). An Actionist Approach to the Justificational Role of Perceptual Experience. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 72 (2-3):545-572.
    In this paper, I defend an account of how perceptual experience can bear rational relation to our empirical thought. In the first part, I elaborate two claims that are central for the justificational role of perceptual experience, namely, the claim that perception and belief share the same kind of content, and the claim that perception is independent from belief. At first sight, these claims seems not to be compatible, since the first one seems to require the truth of content conceptualism, (...)
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  40. added 2016-11-22
    Anthony Vincent Fernandez (forthcoming). Petr Kouba: The Phenomenon of Mental Disorder: Perspectives of Heidegger’s Thought in Psychopathology. Human Studies:1-6.
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  41. added 2016-11-21
    U. K. Government & Office for Science (2016). Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities and Implications for the Future of Decision Making.
    Artificial intelligence has arrived. In the online world it is already a part of everyday life, sitting invisibly behind a wide range of search engines and online commerce sites. It offers huge potential to enable more efficient and effective business and government but the use of artificial intelligence brings with it important questions about governance, accountability and ethics. Realising the full potential of artificial intelligence and avoiding possible adverse consequences requires societies to find satisfactory answers to these questions. This report (...)
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  42. added 2016-11-21
    Maël Pégny (2016). How to Make a Meaningful Comparison of Models: The Church–Turing Thesis Over the Reals. Minds and Machines 26 (4):359-388.
    It is commonly believed that there is no equivalent of the Church–Turing thesis for computation over the reals. In particular, computational models on this domain do not exhibit the convergence of formalisms that supports this thesis in the case of integer computation. In the light of recent philosophical developments on the different meanings of the Church–Turing thesis, and recent technical results on analog computation, I will show that this current belief confounds two distinct issues, namely the extension of the notion (...)
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  43. added 2016-11-20
    Joachim Keppler (2016). On the Universal Mechanism Underlying Conscious Systems and the Foundations for a Theory of Consciousness. Open Journal of Philosophy 6 (4):346-367.
    In this article, I present a novel approach to the scientific understanding of consciousness. It is based on the hypothesis that the full range of phenomenal qualities is built into the frequency spectrum of a ubiquitous background field and proceeds on the assumption that conscious systems employ a universal mechanism by means of which they are able to extract phenomenal nuances selectively from this field. I set forth that in the form of the zero-point field (ZPF) physics can offer a (...)
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  44. added 2016-11-19
    Graham Peebles (forthcoming). Representationalism and Blindsight. Review of Philosophy and Psychology:1-16.
    According to representationalism, phenomenal character supervenes on representational content. According to first-person reports, blindsighters have no phenomenal character in the scotoma, even though their abilities suggest that they have conscious visual representations in the scotoma. The traditional representationalist response is that the representations in the scotoma are either non-conscious or non-visual. Drawing on empirical work, I consider the interpretation that blindsighters are unable to represent—and thus lack the phenomenal character of—luminance in the scotoma. However, they maintain the capacity to represent (...)
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  45. added 2016-11-18
    Kathleen Richardson (forthcoming). S. P. Gill: Tacit Engagement: Beyond Interaction. AI and Society.
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  46. added 2016-11-18
    Eric Bui, Eric Anderson, Elizabeth M. Goetter, Allison A. Campbell, Laura E. Fischer, Lisa Feldman Barrett & Naomi M. Simon (2017). Heightened Sensitivity to Emotional Expressions in Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Compared to Social Anxiety Disorder, and Controls. Cognition and Emotion 31 (1):119-126.
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    Asmir Gračanin, Marcel A. L. M. van Assen, Višnja Omrčen, Ivana Koraj & Ad J. J. M. Vingerhoets (2017). Chemosignalling Effects of Human Tears Revisited: Does Exposure to Female Tears Decrease Males’ Perception of Female Sexual Attractiveness? Cognition and Emotion 31 (1):139-150.
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  48. added 2016-11-18
    Jacob Beck (2017). Can Bootstrapping Explain Concept Learning? Cognition 158:110–121.
    Susan Carey's account of Quinean bootstrapping has been heavily criticized. While it purports to explain how important new concepts are learned, many commentators complain that it is unclear just what bootstrapping is supposed to be or how it is supposed to work. Others allege that bootstrapping falls prey to the circularity challenge: it cannot explain how new concepts are learned without presupposing that learners already have those very concepts. Drawing on discussions of concept learning from the philosophical literature, this article (...)
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  49. added 2016-11-18
    Kristina Gupta (2016). Why Not a Mannequin?: Questing the Need to Draw Boundaries Around Love When Considering the Ethics of "Love-Altering" Technologies. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 23 (2):97-100.
    A lively debate has emerged regarding the ethics of using biomedical technologies to alter feelings of love. Earp and Savulescu et al. generally argue that biotechnologies can be ethically used to enhance or diminish feelings they call “love,” a term they use to describe feelings of lust, attraction and attachment in adult romantic relationships. McGee’s intervention in this debate, as I understand it, is to argue that not all of the feelings categorized as “love” by Earp and Savulescu et al. (...)
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  50. added 2016-11-18
    Brian D. Earp & Julian Savulescu (2016). Is There Such a Thing as a Love Drug?: Reply to McGee. Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 23 (2):93-96.
    Over the past few years, we and our colleagues have been exploring the ethical implications of what we call “love drugs” and “anti-love drugs.” We use these terms informally to refer to “current, near-future, and more speculative distant-future technologies that would enhance or diminish, respectively, the romantic bond between couples engaged in a relationship”. In a recent “qualified defense” of our work, Andrew Andrew McGee suggests that, if we would only stop using the word “love” so expansively, our ethical proposals (...)
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