Alva Noë appears in the following:
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.
Friday, April 03, 2015
In his new book, Chasing the Scream, Johann Hari hasn't quite found the answer, says commentator Alva Noë. But he does succeed in reminding us that there's nothing inevitable about what's next.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Many addicts opt for self-medication over encounter — they turn inward and shut out the world, says commentator Alva Noë, as he ponders a new book on addiction by Johann Hari.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
The passing of actor Leonard Nimoy gives us an occasion to think again about the character of Mr. Spock himself. Commentator Alva Noë reflects.
Friday, March 06, 2015
In recent years, airplane service carts have found a new role in security. It's a striking example of the sort of co-adaptation that is often at work in natural biological evolution, says Alva Noë.
Friday, February 20, 2015
David J. Linden's new book on touch brings into focus all the things we still don't understand about the neural basis of this sense, says commentator Alva Noë.
Friday, February 06, 2015
The revelation that NBC's Brian Williams lied about his experiences as a reporter in Iraq shouldn't shock us, says commentator Alva Noë. Williams was just doing what he's paid to do — entertain us.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Commentator Alva Noë says "no problem" is the wrong way to reply to an expression of thanks — for the simple reason that saying "thank you" isn't, or shouldn't be, a veiled way of making an apology.
Friday, January 23, 2015
When machines, smarter than us, make machines smarter than them, futurists argue, the 'singularity' will have arrived. Commentator Alva Noë, a skeptic, wonders about imparting values — and control.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Commentator Alva Noë examines whether the quest to model the brain at the level of the individual neuron — the connectome project — is looking for understanding in the wrong place.
Friday, January 09, 2015
Recent events give us occasion to think about racial stereotypes and the way they may bias even the unprejudiced mind. Alva Noë points to studies showing certain associations may work unconsciously.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Philosopher Alva Noë explores ideas in a new book that suggests consciousness and self is best looked at by combining insight from Western science, Indian philosophy and contemplative practices.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Commentator Alva Noë considers a widely discussed study — and debate that has ensued — showing that we'd rather get shocked with electricity than spend time alone with our own thoughts.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Commentator Alva Noë argues that we don't need to be alarmed that our machines are rapidly outstripping natural-born human cognitive power: We've got a millions-of-years head start.
Friday, November 07, 2014
Commentator Alva Noë says this humorous video spoof of a sign language interpreter reminds us how little we really know about the communication exchange before our eyes.
Friday, October 31, 2014
The end of the World Series allows us to revisit baseball's experiment with instant replay. Commentator Alva Noë argues it has been a success — because it makes the game not more fair but more fun.