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.
Anna Agelii, one of the department’s current MSc students, has won a competitive bursary to facilitate attendance at the annual Oxford University Uehiro Lecture series, organized by the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, for which we congratulate her! The lecture series and an accompanying workshop seminar will run 1-3 December 2014 in Oxford. It […]
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.
As programme coordinator, I’ve recently had the pleasure of meeting and introducing a substantially large and international cohort of highly motivated students to our Master’s programme Mind, Brain and Wellbeing Visit Website. They have now formally begun their studies, and we are excited to see what the year ahead will bring. The list of graduate […]
After 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 2014 goes to Psychological Coach student Sofia Andersson Szabo, for her thesis A Biological and Psychological Profile of Eudaimonia as High […]