The Philosopher's Eye

News and brain candy for the philosophy community

Are Our Brains Bayesian?

In a fascinating article published in Significance, author Robert Bain delves into the arguments for and against viewing human judgements and decisions in terms of Bayesian inference. We are grateful … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Some News and Common Pitfalls On the Subject of Sex

In this post: some sexy news about the female brain, then, some careful caveats about brain claims in general. First off, Time reports on the first three-dimensional movie of a … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

Art for Love’s Sake

Recent neurobiological research has shown that viewing art stimulates the brain in a way that mirrors the experience of romantic love. The study, conducted by Semir Zeki, Professor of Neuroaesthetics … Continue reading

June 3, 2011 · 2 Comments

Foe of Feminists Revived

Last year biological determinism in the study of sex and gender experienced a resurgence, with the professor of Development Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge, Simon Baron-Cohen, as its new … Continue reading

January 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

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