Upcoming Rotman talk: Stathis Psillos on Laws of Nature

On Friday, June 10th, immediately following the LMP conference, the Rotman Institue is pleased to announce a special colloquium talk: "Laws of Nature: Revisiting the 17th Century Debate" Stathis Psillos Friday, June 10th, 3:30-5:00pm StvH 1145 In this talk I will review the transition from powers to laws in the seventeenth century. I will argue [...]

2016-07-19T15:15:08+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Philosophy of Science, Events|

Video playlist for Rethinking the Taxonomy of Psychology Workshop is complete

The Rotman 2016 Annual Conference: Rethinking the Taxonomy of Psychology was held on April 15 – 17, 2016. The workshop playlist on the Rotman Institute YouTube Channel is now complete. It includes videos of each of the speakers, poster presentations, and the concluding plenary session. Newly uploaded videos are listed below. Workshop posters, a paper archive, and [...]

2016-05-16T10:29:20+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Philosophy of Neuroscience, Events|

Graduate Student Bursaries for LMP and ITIQM

Conference organisers of the 2016 Philosophy of Logic Math and Physics Graduate Student Conference and Information-Theoretic Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics: 2016 Annual Philosophy of Physics Conference have announced they will be able to provide three bursaries of $300 (CAD) each for graduate students who'd like to attend LMP and ITIQM. Priority will be given to [...]

2016-05-10T09:28:24+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Philosophy of Physics, Events|

Interview with Dr. Carl Craver

Carl Craver is a philosopher of neuroscience with side interests in the history and philosophy of biology, general philosophy of science, metaphysics, and moral psychology. He is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis. On March 31 and April 1, he delivered two lectures here [...]

2016-05-04T09:05:45+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Philosophy of Neuroscience, Events|

Additional Videos Posted to the Rethinking the Taxonomy of Psychology Playlist

Videos of three talks have been added to the Rethinking the Taxonomy of Psychology playlist on the Rotman Institute YouTube Channel -- Lisa Saksida, Muhammed Ali Khalidi, and Owen Whooley. Further talks will be available soon. Lisa Saksida: Cognition and the ventral visual-perirhinal-hippocampal stream [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFCO0DjFgsk[/embedyt] Muhammad Ali Khalidi: Crosscutting Psychoneural Kinds: Some Lessons from [...]

2016-05-03T09:14:50+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Philosophy of Neuroscience, Events|

Rethinking the Taxonomy of Psychology Video Playlist Created on the Rotman YouTube Channel

The Rotman 2016 Annual Conference: Rethinking the Taxonomy of Psychology was held on April 15 - 17, 2016, in London, Ontario. Advances in cognitive neuroscience, including neuroimaging techniques, have challenged the conceptual foundations of psychology. Participants in this interdisciplinary workshop investigated questions at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience raised by the emerging data [...]

2016-04-26T11:01:24+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Philosophy of Neuroscience, Events|

Upcoming conferences co-sponsored by the Rotman Institute

Over the next few months, there will be four conferences held here in London that are co-sponsored by the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. Note that registration for a couple of these conferences is currently open. Further information can be found on our event pages, or on the respective conference websites. Computationally Assisted Mathematical Discovery and [...]

Video Posting — Carl Craver: Memory, Time and Agency & Ontic Basis of Network Explanation

Carl Craver, of Washington University in St. Louis, recently delivered two talks at the Rotman Institute, co-sponsored by Western's Brain and Mind Institute, as part of our yearly neurophilosophy speaker series. The first talk, entitled Memory, Time and Agency, was an examination of how individuals with episodic amnesia make future-oriented decisions. The second talk, Ontic [...]

2016-04-12T11:51:49+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Events|

The Brain Boom: How Neuroscience is Changing How We Understand Ourselves

We are in the midst of a “Brain Boom,” with enormous research effort and funding devoted to studying the workings of the human brain based on new technologies. The field is at a stage like genomics prior to the Human Genome Project, with initatives such as the US Brain Initative just starting and the potential [...]

2016-04-11T13:18:58+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Brain Boom|

Upcoming OIRM event, Stem Cells 101, featuring Carolyn McLeod

In two weeks, the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM), is hosting a free, public event on stem cells -- in partnership with Western University. One of the featured panelists is Rotman faculty member, Carolyn McLeod, who will be delivering a talk entitled, "The Ethics of Stem Cell Research". Stem Cells 101: The Promise and [...]

2016-04-06T09:57:34+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Biomedical Ethics, Events|