An international team of collaborators including Sakari Kallio have published an article in the open-access journal PLOS ONE entitled “The Impact of Hypnotic Suggestions on Reaction Times in Continuous Performance Test in Adults with ADHD and Healthy Controls“. Briefly, the article investigates the potential impact of hypnosis on ADHD patients compared to control subjects.
An international team of researchers including Katja Valli and Antti Revonsuo have published an article in the journal SLEEP entitled “Nightmares: Risk Factors Among the Finnish General Adult Population“. Briefly, the article investigates risk factors for nightmares, finding various correlations between nightmare frequency and different sleep problems, mood problems, and psychological and physical well-being.
Jonas Ciurlionis, of the Department of Philosophy at Vilnius University, will be visiting the department next week as part of the ERASMUS teacher exchange program. While here, Jonas will give an open four-part lecture series entitled “Understanding Ancient Greek Science,” with the following schedule: Tue 21 April, 16.30-18.00 – G327 – Introduction. The idea of […]
An international team of researchers including Antti Revonsuo and Katja Valli have published a chapter entitled “The Avatars in the Machine: Dreaming as a Simulation of Social Reality” as part of the open-source Open MIND project. Following the chapter, there is also a commentary piece, and a subsequent response from the original authors. Briefly, the […]
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 […]