Alva Noë appears in the following:
Friday, September 25, 2015
Last month, Alva Noë's family bought their first new car — a VW Golf Sportwagen TDI — paying premium for what they thought was a fuel efficient, clean diesel; he tries to understand what went wrong.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Alva Noë reflects on a new study claiming that the fact that human communication requires the ability to correct misunderstanding in real time has led to a cross-cultural convergence on shared words.
Friday, September 11, 2015
A new book makes a strong case for the claim that animals have rich mental lives, says Alva Noë, but falters on the idea that when it comes to knowing what others think and feel, we can only guess.
Friday, September 04, 2015
There's irony in the idea that we all have a blind spot that doesn't actually cause us to experience blindness — but, still, there may be implications of a new study on the topic, says Alva Noë.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Alva Noë wrote about the renowned neurologist, who died Sunday, on the occasion of his 80th birthday in 2013, saying he was a physician who understood that a person is more than a human being.
Friday, August 21, 2015
A new study suggests becoming a parent can have a dramatically negative effect on people. Alva Noë says it shouldn't surprise us that something so bound up with life and death is truly challenging.
Friday, August 14, 2015
Woody Allen's new film engages in philosophical conversation, in arguments and justifications for actions, though not much reasoning is seen in individual characters, says philosopher Alva Noë.
Friday, August 07, 2015
In her research, scientist Lisa Feldman Barrett concludes that emotions are not distinct entities inside us. Philosopher Alva Noë weighs in.
Friday, July 31, 2015
This week, a flurry of talk on Twitter and other social media led Mets infielder Wilmer Flores to break down in tears on the field; Alva Noë suggests we let it be a cautionary tale.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
What makes hitting in baseball possible is our participation together in an ongoing game or play or, better, a relationship, says commentator Alva Noë.
Friday, July 17, 2015
If robots pose a danger, it's because, like cars, cranes and jackhammers, they're heavy machinery operating outside the performance specifications of flesh and blood human beings, says Alva Noë.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
There is something downright terrifying about the new Pixar movie's nihilistic conception of ourselves as zombie puppets living in a confabulated universe, says commentator Alva Noë.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Commentator Alva Noë takes a look at a new study showing that PTSD sufferers experience the presence of real threats the rest of us cannot see.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Philosopher Alva Noë considers the significance of recent scandals that have rocked the world of science — and what they mean for us.
Friday, May 29, 2015
The artist's painting of a medical school demonstration is more than just a picture; it is an occasion for thinking about the ways sight and thought, art and science, need each other, says Alva Noë.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Commentator Alva Noë weighs in on the Late Rembrandt exhibit at the Rijksmuseum — and what he took away from some of the artist's portraits.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Whatever your view of the morality of scientific work on primates, is it chilling that a leading figure in cognitive and perceptual neuroscience is ending his work, says commentator Alva Noë.
Friday, May 01, 2015
In 13.7 last week, guest blogger Nancy Ellen Abrams suggested we rethink the definition of "God." Commentator Alva Noë responds this week, questioning how this would work — and what we would gain.
Friday, April 17, 2015
The new baseball season is underway, and commentator Alva Noë, a first-time Little League coach, is struck by what Little League and the professional game share in common.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Commentator Alva Noë reflects on the draw of technology in society, culture and today's homes.