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  1. J. R. Smythies & Vilayanur S. Ramachandran (1997). An Empirical Refutation of the Direct Realist Theory of Perception. Inquiry 40 (4):437-438.
    There are currently two main philosophical theories of perception - Direct Realism and the Representative Theory. The former is supported by most contemporary philosophers, whereas the latter forms the groundwork for most scientific theories in this area. The paper describes a recent experiment involving retinal and cortical rivalry that provides strong empirical evidence that the Direct Realist theory is incorrect. There are of course a large number of related experiments on visual perception that would tend to lead us to the (...)
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    J. R. Smythies (1994). Requiem for the Identity Theory. Inquiry 37 (3):311-29.
    This paper examines the impact that recent advances in clinical neurology, introspectionist psychology and neuroscience have upon the philosophical psycho?neural Identity Theory. Topics covered include (i) the nature and properties of phenomenal consciousness based on a study of the ?basic? visual field, i.e. that obtained in the complete dark, the Ganzfeld, and during recovery from occipital lobe injuries; (ii) the nature of the ?body?image? of neurology and its relation to the physical body; (iii) Descartes? error in choosing extension in space (...)
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    J. R. Smythies (1956). Analysis Of Perception. London,: Routledge &Amp; K Paul,.
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    J. R. Smythies (1962). On Space and Sense-Data: A Reply to Lord Brain. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 13 (August):161-164.
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    J. R. Smythies (1960). Brain and Consciousness. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 10 (40):341-344.
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    J. R. Smythies (1953). The Mescaline Phenomena. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 3 (12):339-347.
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    J. R. Smythies & John Beloff (eds.) (1989). The Case for Dualism. University of Virginia Press.
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    J. R. Smythies (1960). Reviews: The Problems of Perception. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 11 (43):224 - 238.
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    J. R. Smythies (1954). Analysis of Projection. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 5 (18):120-133.
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  10. J. R. Smythies (2002). Comment on Crooks's Intertheoretic Identification and Mind-Brain Reductionism. Journal of Mind and Behavior 23 (3):245-248.
    This paper focuses on perception and surveys the scientific evidence that the theory of direct realism adopted by most contemporary philosophers is incorrect. This evidence is provided by experiments on the spatial and temporal "filling-in" of percepts. It also examines the myth of the projection of sensations. The conclusion is that we do not perceive the world as it actually is, but as the brain computes it most probably to be.
     
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    J. R. Smythies (1994). Shipwreck of a Grand Hypothesis (Francis Crick, The Astonishing Hypothesis). Inquiry 37 (2):267-281.
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    J. R. Smythies (1999). The Biochemical Basis of Coma. Psycoloquy 10 (26).
    Current research on the neural basis of consciousness is based mainly on neuroimaging, physiology and psychophysics. This target article reviews what is known about biochemical factors that may contribute to the development of consciousness, based on loss of consciousness (i.e., coma). There are two theories of the biochemical mode of action of general anaesthetics. One is that anaesthesia is a direct (i.e., not receptor-mediated) effect of the anaesthetic on cellular neurophysiological function; the other is that some alteration of receptor function (...)
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    J. R. Smythies (1958). 'Philosophical' and 'Scientific' Sense-Data. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 9 (November):224.
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    J. R. Smythies (1955). A Note on Martin Lean's Sense-Perception and Matter. Philosophical Studies 6 (1):4 - 8.
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    J. R. Smythies (1958). On the Space and Time of Images. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 9 (33):40-42.
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    J. R. Smythies (1956). The Stroboscope as Providing Empirical Confirmation of the Representative Theory of Perception. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 6 (February):332-334.
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    J. R. Smythies (1954). A Note on Mr. Hirst's Recent Paper in Mind. Mind 63 (251):388-389.
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    J. R. Smythies (1958). On Some Properties and Relations of Images. Philosophical Review 67 (July):389-394.
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  19. J. R. Smythies (1969). Science and ESP. Religious Studies 4 (2):297-300.
     
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    J. R. Smythies (1960). Review: Brain and Consciousness. [REVIEW] British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 10 (40):341 - 344.
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    G. G. L., A. L. Cothey, L. Wittgenstein, J. R. Smythies, J. Beloff, R. Tallis, H. Robinson, A. Montefiore, D. Noble, K. Lehrer & F. Jackson (1992). The Nature of Art.On Certainty.The Case for DualismThe Pursuit of Mind.Goals, No-Goals and Own GoalsTheory of Knowledge and Metamind.Conditionals. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 42 (167):261.
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    J. R. Smythies (1989). On Inspecting Images. Philosophy 64 (248):252 - 254.
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  23. Russell Brain, Hartwig Kuhlenbeck, J. R. Smythies & R. J. Hirst (1960). Mind, Perception and Science. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 11 (43):224-238.
     
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  24. J. R. Smythies (1955). A Note on Martin Lean's Sense-Perception and Matter. Philosophical Studies 6 (1):4-8.
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  25. J. R. Smythies (1962). A Reply to Lord Brain. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 13:161.
     
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    J. R. Smythies (ed.) (2014). Brain and Mind: Modern Concepts of the Nature of Mind. Routledge.
    Presenting some modern views on the problem of the nature of mind and its relationship to the brain, this book, published in 1965, brings together contributors from various disciplines which are affected by this issue. Coming from different philosophical outlooks as well as subjects, these contributors also comment on each other’s’ chapters with a view of developing thought on the approaches to the problem. The theory of mind-brain relationship is vital to human interest and has been in debate throughout western (...)
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  27. J. R. Smythies (1958). HIRST, The Problems of Perception. [REVIEW] Hibbert Journal 57:418.
     
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  28. J. R. Smythies (1952). KRETSCHMER, A Textbook of Medical Psychology. [REVIEW] Hibbert Journal 51:200.
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  29. J. R. Smythies (1958). Recent Publications on the Philosophy of Science. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 9 ([33/36]):87.
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  30. J. R. Smythies (1993). The Impact of Contemporary Neuroscience and Introspection Psychology on the Philosophy of Perception. In Edmond Leo Wright (ed.), New Representationalisms: Essays in the Philosophy of Perception. Brookfield: Avebury 205--31.
  31. J. R. Smythies (1989). The Mind-Body Problem. In J. R. Smythies & John Beloff (eds.), The Case for Dualism. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia
     
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  32. J. R. Smythies (1989). The Mind-Brain Problem. In J. R. Smythies & John Beloff (eds.), The Case for Dualism. University of Virginia Press
     
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