Interview in Consciousness Live!

It was fun and a pleasure to be interviewed by Richard Brown for his Channel (Consciousness Life!) in YouTube.

You can watch and hear the interview here:

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Enciclopedia Filosofía Analítica

For those speaking English, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an amazing resource for philosophers and people interested in philosophy in general. The Sociedad Española de Filosofía Analítica has been working on a parallel encyclopedic project in Spanish. Now is coming online. At the moment, only a few articles are available. But many more are expected!

http://www.sefaweb.es/enciclopedia/

 

I am really glad to have contributed to this project by writing two entries:

Consciousness: http://www.sefaweb.es/consciencia/

Theories of Consciousness : http://www.sefaweb.es/teorias-de-la-consciencia/

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Perceptual Discrimination and Consciousness

Thanks to the British Academy Project. We will be organizing a workshop on April 14th on Perceptual Discrimination and Consciousness.

You can find the program http://www.filosoficas.unam.mx/sitio/discriminacion-perceptiva-y-consciencia

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British Academy. Newton Fellowship

I will be collaborating with James Stazicker on a British Academy project on perceptual discrimination. Dr. Stazicker will be visiting the IIFs in April and I will be visiting the University of REading in June.

Perceptual discrimination in the light of consciousness, cognitive access and
attention

Abstract:
Key debates in recent philosophy of mind and cognitive science concern the
relations between three aspects of our mental lives: (1) perceptual experiences,
such as the experience of conscious seeing; (2) the cognitive mechanisms
underlying our ability to form perceptual beliefs and report what we are perceiving;
(3) attention. For example, is perceptual experience independent of cognition, and
does attention alter the character of perceptual experience?
The main purpose of this project is to investigate the implications of the way in
which these three elements interact for theories of our ability to perceptually
discriminate objects. This ability is essential to the way in which we navigate the
world and acquire knowledge about our environment.

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Minds Online 2015

After a long time I am updating the web page.

I am very happy to announce that the Minds Online Conference is ongoing. I will be presenting a paper I wrote with Marc Artiga on Informational Theories of mental content and Metacognition. The discussion will take place within the Philosophy of Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Session. You can see video of the paper and join the discussion HERE!

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New Publication

My paper “Dreams: an empirical way to settle the dicussion betwween cognitive and non-cognitive theories of consciousness” is forthcoming in Synthese!

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Attention Alters Appearances and Solves the ’Many-Many Problem’: Implications for the Research in Skill Acquisition

Attention Alters Appearances and Solves the ‘Many-Many Problem’: Implications for the Research in Skill Acquisition (with R. Sánchez)

In this article we argue that research in skill acquisition has underestimate the relevance of some features of attention. We present and theoretically discuss two essential features of attention that have been systematically ignored in the research of skill acquisition, both at a sub-personal and a personal level: attention alters in an essential way the perceived stimuli; and attention is crucial for solving ’the many-many problem’. We also propose new lines of research and implications for training within skill acquisition that take these ideas into consideration.

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