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From Neural ‘Is’ to Moral ‘Ought’

This talk takes its inspiration from Joshua Greene’s ‘From neural ‘is’ to moral ‘ought’: what are the moral implications of neuroscientific moral psychology?’ He says: “Many moral philosophers regard scientific research as irrelevant to their work because science deals with … Continue reading

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Mirroring and Mimicry

This is the seventeenth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series and follows on: from part XV (‘Empathy’) that touched on Mirror-Touch Synaesthesia, the McGurk effect and the ‘rubber hand illusion’. and part XVI (‘The Learning Pyramid’) that included sensorimotor … Continue reading

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The Learning Pyramid

Relearning Hierarchies of Predictors The ‘hierarchy of predictors’ hypothesis that operates by the ‘minimization of surprise through action and perception’ has been introduced and described elsewhere but the account has been static. It does not account for the way the … Continue reading

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Empathy

(This is the fifteenth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series. It looks at emotional empathy, particularly by considering those with non-typical empathy.) Empathy, Psychopathy and Autism Care, Anxiety and Trust Previously, we have looked at the biological development from … Continue reading

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Understanding Velmans: The Third Hand

In the supernumerary hand illusion , a rubber hand placed alongside our real hand can get perceived as being part of our own body, giving us a third hand. This is a slight modification of the rubber hand illusion, where … Continue reading

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