Metacognitive Mechanisms Underlying Lucid Dreaming

Elisa Filevich, Martin Dresler, Timothy R. Brick and Simone Kühn Lucid dreaming is a state of awareness that one is dreaming, without leaving the sleep state. Dream reports show that self-reflection and volitional control are more pronounced in lucid compared with nonlucid dreams. Mostly on these grounds, lucid dreaming has been associated with metacognition. However, […]

The extended body: a case study in the neurophenomenology of social interaction

Tom Froese & Thomas Fuchs There is a growing realization in cognitive science that a theory of embodied intersubjectivity is needed to better account for social cognition. We highlight some challenges that must be addressed by attempts to interpret ‘simulation theory’ in terms of embodiment, and argue for an alternative approach that integrates phenomenology and […]

Codetermination and corporate agency

German codetermination without nationalization, and British nationalization without codetermination by Rebecca Zahn Codetermination – worker participation in management – forms part of the industrial relations traditions of a number of European countries. Among these, the German system of parity codetermination (paritätische Mitbestimmung) – the focus of this article – provides the greatest level of involvement […]

What is a society of control? by Gilles Deleuze

Postscript On Societies of Control by Gilles Deleuze Foucault located the disciplinary societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; they reach their height at the outset of the twentieth. They initiate the organization of vast spaces of enclosure. The individual never ceases passing from one closed environment to another, each having its own laws: first […]

Belief as a Bomb in the Brain?

Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief, and Uncertainty Authors of the article: Sam Harris, Sameer A. Sheth, MD, PhD and Mark S. Cohen, PhD Objective: The difference between believing and disbelieving a proposition is one of the most potent regulators of human behavior and emotion. When one accepts a statement as true, it becomes the basis […]

Is there a global decline in creativity?

Are We Facing a World Crisis in Human Creativity? According to the Imagination Institute, ‘creativity is critically valuable, but research indicates it’s been declining significantly on a global scale over the last 20 years. This decline is evident in the challenges children are facing in school, life and work. One popular report states, “children have […]

Towards a New Frontier of the Self: A Genealogy of Esprit de Corps

The Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Joint Conference 2015 (Dundee, 4 September 2015, 10 am) presents: Luis de Miranda The University of Edinburgh Towards a New Frontier of the Self? A Genealogy of Esprit de Corps In a planet that might count ten billion humans in 2100, modern individualism and its […]

‘Life is Strange’: Creanalysis of a Videogame, a talk by Luis de Miranda

Life is strange is an episodic videogame launched in 2015 and developed by Dontnod, a French studio based in Paris. Critically and internationally acclaimed, this film-like, melancholic, and esthetical game focuses on female protagonist Max Caulfield, an American high-school student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind her existence for a few minutes […]