Alva Noë appears in the following:
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 ...
Friday, February 19, 2016
What is art? Why does it matter to us? What does it tell us about ourselves?
It's something of the rage these days to turn to neuroscience for answers.
Neuroscience, after all, it is widely believed, holds the key to our very nature as conscious beings. I've been skeptical of ...
Friday, February 12, 2016
The answer as to whether a DNA test can tell you your ethnic identity? Yes — and no.
We know that, when it comes to DNA, geography matters. Although in principle anyone can mate with anyone else, in practice we tend to mate with people nearby. If we could assemble ...
Sunday, February 07, 2016
It is one of the great ironies of biology that sometimes breakthroughs seem to come when it is supposed that its problems have less to do with the body, which is pulsing, hot, and wet, and more to do with information processing, which is dry and computational.
To give an ...
Friday, January 29, 2016
Consider these facts, culled from writings here:
- You share no DNA with the vast majority of your ancestors.
- You have more ancestors — hundreds a few generations back, thousands in just a millennium — than you have sections of DNA.
- You have 64 great-great-great-great-grandparents — but if you ...