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  1. Boris Kotchoubey, Sarah Bütof & Ranganatha Sitaram (forthcoming). Flagrant Misconduct of Reviewers and Editor: A Case Study. Science and Engineering Ethics:1-7.
    A case of a particularly severe misbehavior in a review process is described. Two reviewers simply copied and pasted their critical comments from their previous reviews without reading the reviewed manuscript. The editor readily accepted the reviewers’ opinion and rejected the manuscript. These facts give rise to some general questions about possible factors affecting the ethical behavior of reviewers and editors, as well as possible countermeasures to prevent ethical violations.
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  2. Helena Erlbeck, Andrea Kã¼Bler, Boris Kotchoubey & Sandra Veser (2014). Task Instructions Modulate the Attentional Mode Affecting the Auditory MMN and the Semantic N400. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8.
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  3. Boris Kotchoubey (2008). Beyond Mechanism and Constructivism. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (3):341-342.
    Neuroconstructivism is a hybrid of two incompatible philosophical traditions: a radical idealism insisting upon the free activity of the Subject; and a radical materialistic anthropomorphism, which ascribes inherent properties of humans (e.g., the ability to construct) to nonhuman objects or body parts (e.g., the brain). The two traditions can be combined only by obscuring or confusing the basic notions.
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  4. Boris Kotchoubey (2006). Event-Related Potential Measures of Consciousness: Two Equations with Three Unknown. In Steven Laureys (ed.), Boundaries of Consciousness. Elsevier.
  5. Boris Kotchoubey (2006). Signifying Nothing? Myth and Science of Cruelty. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29 (3):232-233.
    Nell proposes another myth about human aggression, following thousands of old myths from Homer to Lorenz. Like all myths, this one might be partially true and partially false. However, the use of emotional and propagandistic effects, rather than evaluation of empirical results, obscures any attempt to describe the truth about cruelty. It is … full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5.
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  6. Boris Kotchoubey (2005). Pragmatics, Prosody, and Evolution: Language is More Than a Symbolic System. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):136-137.
    The model presented in the target article is biased towards a cognitive-symbolic understanding of language, thus ignoring its other important aspects. Possible relationships of this cognitive-symbolic subsystem to pragmatics and prosody of language are discussed in the first part of the commentary. In the second part, the issue of a purely social versus biological mechanisms for transition from protolanguage to properly language is considered.
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  7. Boris Kotchoubey (2005). Seeing and Talking: Whorf Wouldn't Be Satisfied. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):502-503.
    Although Steeles & Belpaeme's (S&B) results may be useful for development of technical devices, their significance for behavioral sciences is very limited. This is because the question the authors asked was “Why do people use similar words in a similar way?” rather than “How can similar words stand for similar experience?” The main problem is not shared word usage, but shared references.
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  8. Dieter Vaitl, Niels Birbaumer, John Gruzelier, Graham A. Jamieson, Boris Kotchoubey, Andrea Kübler, Dietrich Lehmann, Wolfgang H. R. Miltner, Ulrich Ott, Peter Pütz, Gebhard Sammer, Inge Strauch, Ute Strehl, Jiri Wackermann & Thomas Weiss (2005). Psychobiology of Altered States of Consciousness. Psychological Bulletin 131 (1):98-127.
  9. Boris Kotchoubey, Andrea Kübler, Ute Strehl, Herta Flor & Niels Birbaumer (2002). Can Humans Perceive Their Brain States? Consciousness and Cognition 11 (1):98-113.
    Although the brain enables us to perceive the external world and our body, it remains unknown whether brain processes themselves can be perceived. Brain tissue does not have receptors for its own activity. However, the ability of humans to acquire self-control of brain processes indicates that the perception of these processes may also be achieved by learning. In this study patients learned to control low-frequency components of their EEG: the so-called slow cortical potentials (SCPs). In particular ''probe'' sessions, the patients (...)
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  10. Paul Skokowski, Daniel J. Simons, Christopher F. Chabris, Tatiana Schnur, Daniel T. Levin, Boris Kotchoubey, Andrea Kübler, Ute Strehl, Niels Birbaumer & Jürgen Fell (2001). Nachshon Meiran, Bernhard Hommel, Uri Bibi, and Idit Lev. Consciousness and Control in Task. Consciousness and Cognition 10:598.
     
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