Alva Noë appears in the following:
Friday, September 15, 2017
A new study shows that deep neural networks, DNNs, can determine sexual orientation from facial photos with high accuracy. Blogger Alva Noë examines what this might mean — and the potential pitfalls.
Friday, August 04, 2017
Last week, a Wisconsin company offered its employees the option to have a chip inserted into their bodies in an effort to help them navigate the workplace. Alva Noë asks: What's the big deal?
Friday, July 28, 2017
Blogger Alva Noë considers the proposition of stats in baseball, reviewing a book by Keith Law that suggests irrational tradition shackles progressive thinking in the sport.
Friday, July 14, 2017
In a new study, neither control subjects nor those who used Lumosity games showed improvement beyond getting better at the specific games they were playing, says blogger Alva Noë.
Friday, July 07, 2017
Blogger Alva Noë reflects on Richard O. Prum's new book, Darwin's "other" idea, and the connection between the natural world and art.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Blogger Alva Noë explores a study on vision finding that the narrow separation of bandwidth sensitivities of long- and medium-wave cones may be the best way for us to discriminate facial hues.
Friday, June 16, 2017
At the end of the day, even the smartest computers are tools, our tools, and their intentions are our intentions — to the extent that we can speak of their intentions at all, says blogger Alva Noë.
Friday, June 09, 2017
There's generally a pane of glass separating viewers from museum diorama scenes, providing a frame, allowing us to peer, as if by magic, into a world remote in space and time, says blogger Alva Noë.
Sunday, June 04, 2017
A new study shows that setting up a link — so that what you do produces an effect on what you feel — changes the ability to control what you are doing when using a prosthesis, says blogger Alva Noë.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Alva Noë says a new book by David Papineau places the value of sport on our love for cultivating our skillfulness — and because it is joyous and thrilling and hard to develop our physical capacities.
Friday, May 19, 2017
The brain evolved over evolutionary time scales of millions of years. So what's the likelihood that modern experience could have had an impact? Alva Noë says a new study might give the topic light.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Philosophical skepticism, in part coming from Decartes, considers the idea that it's impossible to know another person's reality. Alva Noë ponders this in relation to debates in today's world.
Friday, May 12, 2017
Experts and beginners approach their tasks differently. Blogger Alva Noë weighs in on new video research that uses an eye-tracking device to show where expert and novice pianists diverge.
Friday, May 05, 2017
An exhibition looking at the remarkable friendship and artistic collaboration between Michelangelo and Sebastiano sheds light on important questions concerning original art and copies, says Alva Noë.
Friday, April 28, 2017
As museum curators continue to search for ways to make art accessible to the viewing public — and to engage individual interests — blogger Alva Noë says turning to neuroscience is not the answer.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Major League Baseball is considering ways to shorten the game. But the problem baseball faces isn't the speed of the game: Players and spectators alike need to slow down, says blogger Alva Noë.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Behavioral addiction, especially to the new technologies so prevalent today, is the topic of Adam Alter's book Irresistible. Alva Noë proposes two criteria that may determine addiction to technology.
Friday, March 10, 2017
The Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City is host to Janet Cardiff's work "Forty-Part Motet." Commentator Alva Noë asks why this display brings such an emotional response to many.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
A team of neuroscientists is calling on their field to rethink whether we can understand the mind by looking at the brain in isolation from the active life of the whole animal, says Alva Noë.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Academy Award winner Walter Murch believes true a theory astrophysicists have basically long ago ruled out. A new book, reviewed by Alva Noë, asks if science is a closed club — or protector of truth.