Alva Noë appears in the following:
Friday, February 12, 2016
It ought to be possible to compare the DNA of a random individual with DNA from around the world to make a call on ethnicity, but there are problems with tests of this kind, says commentator Alva Noë.
Sunday, February 07, 2016
An active engagement on the part of scientists with biological stuff and substance, rather than with mere algorithms and codes, is needed for progress in biological study, says Alva Noë.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Family history is one thing and DNA-based ancestry is another: You just can't map beautiful, defining, important family stories onto a DNA tree, says blogger Alva Noë.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Some intellectuals bring out the immense complexity behind simple phenomena and others, like the estimable Dr. Tyson, excel at bringing complicated ideas down to earth, says Alva Noë.
Friday, January 08, 2016
Discoveries like the paintings deep inside dark European caves and 8,000-year-old patterns seen only from the air in Kazakhstan leave us to wonder about our ancestors' intentions, says Alva Noë.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
Lumosity has agreed to settle a deceptive advertising suit. It may be good to play the sorts of games they offer, but it doesn't mean they are a quick fix for mental strength, says blogger Alva Noë.
Friday, January 01, 2016
You can hardly overstate the extent to which The Nutcracker belongs to the ritual of Christmas, but it came rather late to the game, says commentator Alva Noë.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Oxford Dictionaries chose an emoji as its 2015 Word of the Year. Even by Oxford's own definition, it is just not a word: It's an emoticon or a pictograph, argues philosopher Alva Noë.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Works of art, in all their variety, afford us the opportunity for boredom — and they do so when everything in our lives mitigates against boredom, says Alva Noë. Maybe this is one of art's gifts.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
In "Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature," philosophy professor Alva Noë examines our persistent, and conflicted, relationship to art.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
The idea that physical disability isn't a property of a person, it is a property of a person together with an environmental situation, goes back to Aristotle. Philosopher Alva Noë examines the notion.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Philosopher Alva Noë reflects on learning of two shocking events, the Paris terrorist attacks and the hospitalization of his son, through social media on the tarmac at an airport.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Consciousness science isn't — and can't be — just neuroscience, says philosopher Alva Noë, who applauds the interdisciplinary approach of a new Oxford journal titled Neuroscience of Consciousness.
Friday, November 06, 2015
During WWII, the father of commentator Alva Noë was a young boy, driven out of his home in Romania along with other Jews. There's one question that haunts him — and may plague Syria's refugees today.
Sunday, November 01, 2015
As you watch the World Series tonight, you may see that the shared interest of fans in the action, and their understanding of it, brings them into a type of coordination, says Alva Noë.
Friday, October 23, 2015
With the total collection of his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, Andy Warhol puts the human mind on exhibition, says philosopher Alva Noë.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Amid recent scandals, Alva Noë considers an essay on the role of cognitive bias in science — and how methods of research in one field, like physics's data blind study, could be replicated in others.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
In not committing to when, or how much, he would play for the Mets after returning from surgery, the team's star pitcher reminded fans that a game is just a game.
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.