Alva Noë

Alva Noë appears in the following:

Should Teachers Ask Students To Check Their Devices At The Classroom Door?

Friday, August 05, 2016

Blogger Alva Noë says he doesn't feel that, as an instructor, he has a right to ask students to come to class without technology, "even when I think, even when I know, that it would be a good thing."


Beeping, Buzzing Baseball

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.


Welcome To The Entanglement

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.


Is It Easier To Know The Truth When Distractions Are Removed?

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.


How Much Baseball Is Too Much For Young Kids?

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.


Why Do Our Minds Wander?

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.


Did Man Make His Best Friend Twice?

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.


Are Emotions Skin Deep?

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.


Why Are The Trees Green?

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.


Do We Learn 'At First' By Imitation?

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.


The Airplane As A Microcosm Of Class Divisions

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.


As Thinking On Animal Ethics Shifts, New Journal On Animal Feeling Launches

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.


'Unbroken Brain' Offers New Insights On Addiction

Friday, April 29, 2016

Commentator Alva Noë reflects on Maia Szalavitz's new book presenting the view that addiction is a learning disorder.


Making Art From Life

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.


Art And Technology Intermingle In Sala's Two-Left-Handed 'Ravel'

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.


The Art Of Pitching

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.


What's Going On In That Monkey's (Or Ape's) Mind?

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.


Body Hacking Harkens Back To Our 'Modern' Beginnings

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.


DI-Why? Sometimes, A Task Is Best Left To The Experts

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.


Mind In The Natural World: Can Physics Explain It?

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.

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