Alva Noë appears in the following:
Friday, September 23, 2016
What is the connection trees have to each other? Alva Noë discusses a new book about trees, what they know, what they need and how they act.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Alva Noë takes a look at the ways neuroscience is beginning to shed light on how we are able, as we are, to discern flavor.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Humans have been wearing clothes for millennia. Nudity, for humans, is not nakedness but the absence of clothes. Philosopher Alva Noë reflects on this in light of current and not-so-current debates.
Friday, September 02, 2016
Theo Jansen's strandbeests command our attention in the way that only life can or, rather, an imagined fantasy of whole races of creatures come into being and now gone extinct, says Alva Noë.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Alva Noë explores a new book that considers the complicated relationship between humans and animals by looking at attitudes toward road kill, taxidermy, dead pets and art by animals.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Philosopher Alva Noë ponders gender, considering the idea that males and females are simply different kinds of people — and how hard it can be for a child to tell whether someone is a boy or a girl.
Friday, August 12, 2016
Turner's whaling paintings, recently on display at the Met, do little to convey the detail of the whale's powerful movement or the seas — but what they do create is atmosphere, says Alva Noë.
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."
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.