Both Antti Revonsuo and Sakari Kallio have, independently, recently presented some of their research at a prestigious seminar arranged by the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, entitled The Return of Consciousness – A New Science on Old Questions, held at Avesta Manor, Sweden, on 14-15 June. Other speakers included such luminaries as Susan Blackmore, […]
Antti Revonsuo has written a chapter for the 2015 John Benjamins anthology The Constitution of Phenomenal Consciousness, entitled “The Future of Consciousness Science: From Empirical Correlations to Theoretical Explanation”. Briefly, the chapter gives an overview of Antti’s previous work concerning a multilevel framework for consciousness science, including descriptions of his group’s research on dreaming.
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 […]
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 […]
Anna Agelii, department MSc student who recently won a competitive bursary to facilitate attendance at the 2014 Uehiro Lectures in practical ethics, will be holding a summarizing presentation of the lecture series, for the benefit of students and staff at the University of Skövde. Anna’s presentation is scheduled for Tuesday 17 February, 15.15-17.00, in room […]
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.