Mel Y. Chen – Unpacking Intoxication, Racializing Disability

William Viney writes – This is the third of five posts introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. In “Unpacking Intoxication, Racializing Disability” Mel Y. Chen shows how concepts such as ‘toxicity’ and Read the full article…

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cognitive Innovation (CfP, University of Plymouth, 9-11 September 2015)

The promise of cognitive innovation as a collaborative project in the sciences, arts and humanities is that we can approach creativity as a bootstrapping cognitive process in which the energies that shape the poem are necessarily indistinguishable from those that shape the poet. For the purposes of this conference the exploration of the idea of Read the full article…

Psychosis and the Hypothesis Testing Brain (Talk, Durham University, 29 April 2015)

The next meeting of the Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis (JSIGP), featuring a presentation by Dr Sam Wilkinson (Department of Philosophy, Durham University) on ‘Psychosis and the Hypothesis Testing Brain’ will be held on Wednesday April 29th 2015 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map). Abstract: There is a recent Read the full article…

The Emergence of Nonconscious Cognition (Lecture, IAS Durham University, 2 March 2015)

Katherine Hayles (Duke) will be presenting a lecture titled The Emergence of Nonconscious Cognition 2 March 2015, 18.00 for 18.15, ER140, Elvet Riverside 1 Traditionally, the human brain has been associated with consciousness and (since Freud) the unconscious. However, at a lower level of neuronal processing, cognitive tasks are carried out by what Antonio Damasio Read the full article…

Emotions in the body and world – Prof Giovanna Colombetti (History of Distributed Cognition Online Seminar)

A new seminar in the History of Distributed Cognition series (Professor Giovanna Colombetti on ‘Emotions in the Body and the World’) is now available here. Summary: In recent years the affective sciences, including the psychology and philosophy of emotion, have re-evaluated the role of the body in emotion; accordingly, I think it is fair to Read the full article…