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  1. Kripke's Modal Argument is Challenged by His Implausible Conception of Introspection.Alexander Heinzel & Georg Northoff - 2009 - Kriterion - Journal of Philosophy 22 (1):13-31.
    Kripke presented one of the most influential modal arguments against psycho-physical identities. His argument as exemplied by the identity of pain and its respective neural correlates will be analysed in detail. It shall be argued that his reasoning relies on an implausible conception of introspection implying an implausible conception of mental phenomena such as pain. His account does not consider possible interaction of pain and attention as well as the interaction of pain with other psychological factors. Theoretical and empirical evidences (...)
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    First-Person Neuroscience: A New Methodological Approach for Linking Mental and Neuronal States.Georg Northoff & Alexander Heinzel - 2006 - Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 1:3.
    Though the brain and its neuronal states have been investigated extensively, the neural correlates of mental states remain to be determined. Since mental states are experienced in first-person perspective and neuronal states are observed in third-person perspective, a special method must be developed for linking both states and their respective perspectives. We suggest that such method is provided by First-Person Neuroscience. What is First-Person Neuroscience? We define First-Person Neuroscience as investigation of neuronal states under guidance of and on orientation to (...)
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    Emotional Feeling and the Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex: Theoretical and Empirical Considerations.Georg Northoff & Alexander Heinzel - 2009 - Philosophical Psychology 22 (4):443-464.
    Emotional feeling can be defined as the affective constituent of emotions representing a subjective experience such as, for example, feeling love or hate. Several recent neuroimaging studies have focused on this affective component of emotions thereby aiming to characterise the underlying neural correlates. These studies indicate that the orbitomedial prefrontal cortex is crucially involved in the processing of emotional feeling. It is the aim of this paper to analyse the extent to which the present state of the art in neuroscience (...)
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    The Self in Philosophy, Neuroscience and Psychiatry: An Epistemic Approach.Georg Northoff & Alexander Heinzel - 2003 - In Tilo Kircher & Anthony S. David (eds.), The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry. Cambridge University Press. pp. 40.
  5. The Phenomenology Of Virtual Reality And Phantom Sensations.Alexander Heinzel & Tincuta Heinzel - 2010 - Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai Philosophia 3.
    One of the major issues in the current research on virtual reality is how to induce the feeling of reality in the experiencing subject. In this sense the phenomenon of phantom sensations appears to be a paradigmatic case of VR. However, in contrast to the artificially induced VR experience, phantom sensations are linked to the strong feeling of their reality. Therefore, we characterise the subjective experience of phantom sensations by superpresence, as opposed to the artificially induced VR experience characterised by (...)
     
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    The Central Role of Anterior Cortical Midline Structures in Emotional Feeling and Consciousness.Alexander Heinzel, Sascha Moerth & Georg Northoff - 2010 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 16 (2):23-47.
    Current theories of emotion have often excluded emotional feeling from the core of emotion, thereby associating emotional feeling with high order processing. In contrast, we characterize emotional feeling as a basic process that is fundamentally involved in emotional processing. Emotional feeling is further described by the phenomenal features of unity and qualitativeness. Based on recent imaging data, we assume that neural activity in the anterior cortical midline structures is crucial for constituting emotional feeling. The phenomenal feature of unity could be (...)
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