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.
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, […]
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 […]