Alva Noë appears in the following:
Friday, July 22, 2016
Beep baseball is a game that requires trust, quiet and cooperation between the sighted and the blind. It gives us an opportunity to think about human ability and disability anew, says Alva Noë.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Alva Noë considers the idea that we have entered an era in which our technologies are so complex that they exceed what any of us can really grasp, as suggested in a new book by Samuel Arbesman.
Monday, July 04, 2016
In a newly published study, "witnesses" were randomly assigned to wear the niqab and "jurors" had to decide if they were telling the truth. The findings are surprising, says Alva Noë.
Friday, June 24, 2016
As commentator Alva Noë heads off to a youth baseball tournament with his 11-year-old son, he pauses to review a new book by Jeff Passan on the dangers of too much baseball in the lives of young kids.
Friday, June 17, 2016
Philosopher Alva Noë discusses new work on the neuroscience of spontaneous thought — and asks whether anyone can have accurate awareness of his or her own thoughts and experiences.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Alva Noë considers a new hypothesis suggesting dogs may have been domesticated in two different places from genetically distinct wolf populations in Europe and in East Asia.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Growing research on the effects of botox treatments on emotional perception sheds light on the nature of human emotion, says blogger Alva Noë.
Friday, May 27, 2016
This simple question posed by ecologist Fred Smith led to profound discoveries about delicate balance and styles of regulation in healthy ecosystems, a topic covered in a new book Alva Noë considers.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Commentator Alva Noë considers new work on the age-old topic of nature versus nurture — a new study finding no evidence that babies imitate others in the first 9 weeks of life.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Alva Noë takes a look at a new study concluding that passengers in economy are almost four times as likely to lash out on board when there is a first class section on the flight.
Friday, May 06, 2016
The conviction that the interests of animals need to be taken seriously is now very much the norm, and it's possible Animal Sentience could change the scientific landscape, says Alva Noë.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Commentator Alva Noë reflects on Maia Szalavitz's new book presenting the view that addiction is a learning disorder.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Kevin Sudeith's work is not only site-specific, but it also makes unusually specific geological and cultural demands, says blogger Alva Noë.
Friday, April 15, 2016
Alva Noë revisits Anri Sala's Ravel Ravel Unraveled, which was part of the artist's solo show at the New Museum in New York City.
Friday, April 08, 2016
To celebrate the start of the new baseball season, blogger Alva Noë offer thoughts on the poem The Pitcher, by Robert Francis.
Friday, March 25, 2016
In videos posted to blogger Alva Noë's Facebook feed this week, a monkey and an orangutan seem to be surprised by stage magic. Noë reflects on the related conversation among his science-guru friends.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Psychologically modern human beings have always used technology to enable shifts and enhancements beyond the confines of biology, says philosopher Alva Noë.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Expertise can be acquired in different ways but, in the end, it is always the fruit of experience, the result of actual engagement with problems in a particular domain, says philosopher Alva Noë.
Friday, March 04, 2016
Carlo Rovelli's Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, originally published as a series of essays in an Italian newspaper, was just released in book form in the U.S. on March 1. I read the book by the noted physicist in a single sitting with pleasure and mounting excitement.
It is ...
Friday, February 26, 2016
Santiago Ramón y Cajal wanted to be an artist. His dad wanted him to study medicine and encouraged him to draw cadavers at the graveyard.
The rest is history.
In 1906, he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine with the Italian biologist Camillo Golgi. Golgi had found a ...