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, […]
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.
Paavo Pylkkänen has published a chapter entitled “Weak vs. Strong Quantum Cognition” in the 2014 Springer conference proceedings Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics (IV). The chapter explores the differences between what Paavo terms weak and strong accounts of how quantum probability can help explain aspects of human cognition.
An international team of researchers including Joel Parthemore have published an article in the International Journal of Machine Consciousness entitled “Moral Agency, Moral Responsibility, and Artifacts: What Existing Artifacts Fail to Achieve (and Why), and Why They, Nevertheless, Can (and Do!) Make Moral Claims upon Us“. The article explores the intersection between being an artifact […]
Joel Parthemore has published a new article in the journal Theoria et Historia Scientiarum entitled “The case for protoconcepts: Why concepts, language, and protolanguage all need protoconcepts“. Briefly, the article explores the role of protoconcepts in explaining and making sense of language genesis and evolution.
Joel Parthemore has published a chapter entitled “From a Sensorimotor to a Sensorimotor++ Account of Embodied Conceptual Cognition” in the 2014 Springer collection Contemporary Sensorimotor Theory. The chapter argues for Joel’s unified conceptual spaces theory (UCST), as a means of investigating O’Regan and Noë’s sensorimotor account of embodied conceptual cognition.
Joel Parthemore has published an article in the journal Sign Systems Studies with the title “Conceptual change and development on multiple time scales: From incremental evolution to origins“. Briefly, the article compares conceptual development and change on four time scales: the day-to-day life of an individual conceptual agent, the day-to-day life of society, the lifetime […]
An international team including Antti Revonsuo have published an article in Current Pharmaceutical Design entitled “Harnessing Anesthesia and Brain Imaging for the Study of Human Consciousness“. The article reviews recent advances in the study of consciousness, utilizing positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for different states of consciousness – including anesthesia.