Antti Revonsuo has published an article in the Journal of Consciousness Studies entitled “Hard to See the Problem?“. Briefly, the article argues, on the basis of empirical research on dreaming, that externalist, embodied, and enactive explanations of consciousness will not be able to solve the problem.
SkLT, a regional daily, has just published an article (in Swedish) summarizing Oskar MacGregor’s recent public speaking event at Skara Municipal Library, consisting of a general introduction to global and local research in neuroethics.
Paavo Pylkkänen has published a chapter entitled “Fundamental Physics and the Mind – Is There a Connection?” in the 2015 Springer conference proceedings Quantum Interaction. The chapter investigates the applicability of Bohmian quantum physics to the study of human cognition, the historical interfacing between physics and cognition more generally, and the value of related research […]
Judith Annett and Stefan Berglund have published a joint chapter for the 2015 Springer anthology <a title="Well-Being in Contemporary Society" href="http://www task management tools.springer.com/social+sciences/wellbeing+%26+quality-of-life/book/978-3-319-06458-1″>Well-Being in Contemporary Society, entitled “Increasing societal well-being through enhanced empathy using computer games”. The chapter is the result of a research project on empathy that Judith and Stefan are currently working […]
A team of researchers including Katja Valli and Antti Revonsuo have published an article in the journal Sleep Medicine with the title “Dreaming furiously? A sleep laboratory study on the dream content of people with Parkinson’s disease and with or without rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder“. Briefly, the study investigated the dream content of […]
An international team of researchers including our own MSc-alumnus Björn Persson have published an article (based on Björn’s research for his MSc thesis) in Personality and Individual Differences entitled “Hedonism, Achievement, and Power: Universal values that characterize the Dark Triad“. The study correlates Dark Triad traits (i.e. Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy) with universal social values, […]
Anna Agelii, department MSc student who recently won a competitive bursary to facilitate attendance at the 2014 Uehiro Lectures in practical ethics, will be holding a summarizing presentation of the lecture series, for the benefit of students and staff at the University of Skövde. Anna’s presentation is scheduled for Tuesday 17 February, 15.15-17.00, in room […]
Joel Parthemore has published a chapter entitled “Specification of the unified conceptual space, for purposes of empirical investigation” in the Springer collection Applications of Conceptual Spaces. Briefly, the chapter provides a detailed specification of Joel’s unified conceptual spaces theory (UCST), an extension of Peter Gärdenfors’ conceptual spaces theory (CST), with a focus on empirical testability.