In the previous posts concerning the elicitation of empathic responses on the HONY blog in relation to the refugee series, I have highlighted the differences between the HONY blog and more general news outlets, as well as the ability of the blog to sidestep the problems in photojournalism. I have also touched upon the possibility […]
This is part three of a four-part post series concerning empathy and the HONY blog. In the first and second posts, I have highlighted the effectiveness of the HONY blog in terms of evoking empathic responses from readers, as well as its ability to sidestep some of the problems inherent in photojournalism. For this and […]
This is part two of a four-part post series concerning empathy and the HONY blog. In the previous post, I have highlighted the popularity of the HONY blog in comparison to other news outlets, and its ability to continuously elicit empathic responses from its readers. At least for the period of time the HONY blog […]
Editor’s Introduction The post below, and the series of posts that follows, is researched, drafted, written up and finalized by one of our current MSc students, Boushra Dalile, with only very minimal editorial feedback. It is with great pleasure that we are here able to offer her a platform for discussing these important and […]
Paavo Pylkkänen has published a chapter entitled “Quantum Theory, Active Information and the Mind-Matter Problem” in the World Scientific 2015 anthology Contextuality from Quantum Physics to Psychology. Briefly, the chapter investigates the implications of the suggestion (due to Bohm and Hiley) that a certain type of active information plays a key objective role in quantum […]
After an inordinate delay (for which the humblest apologies), and careful consideration by the year’s examiners, I am pleased to announce that the winner of the honorary prize for the best Bachelor’s Thesis in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Skövde for the year 2015 goes to Consciousness Studies student Magnus Roos, for his thesis […]
A bright and promising bunch for the year’s iteration of the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience. The list of current graduate students has been updated accordingly.
Oskar MacGregor has just published an article in the journal Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics entitled “Trivial Love.” Briefly, the article – a response piece to an earlier article by Brian D. Earp, Anders Sandberg and Julian Savulescu, entitled “The Medicalization of Love” – argues that the original article fails to assemble any particularly compelling […]