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RESEARCH AREAS:

  • Philosophy of Neuroscience

  • Philosophy of Mind

  • Philosophy of Medicine

CONTACT:

  • Rotman Institute of Philosophy
    Western University
    Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, 7156
    London, Ontario, Canada
    N6A 3K7

PAUL ISTASY

M.A. Student;
Department of Philosophy, Western University

I am currently a master’s student in philosophy here at Western. My interests in neuroscience and philosophy led me to complete a BSc. with distinction; studying an honors specialization in neuroscience along with a major in philosophy, which I received from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. From my undergraduate degree, I have developed a great interested in a naturalized philosophical approach to study the mind through philosophy of neuroscience. Additionally, being involved in medical research has led me to develop an interest in medical epistemology and the reasoning processes used to arrive at medical diagnoses.

As a newly incoming master’s student, I have not had ample chances to develop a specific research focus in great detail. However, with respect to the philosophy of neuroscience my interests lie in the distinction between the mind and the brain and how it can be clarified through a naturalized approach. With respect to the philosophy of medicine, I am interested in the reasoning process used to arrive at diagnosis, the various factors that factors that negatively influence this reasoning process, and how these factors can be mitigated.

Articles

In Preparation:

  • Hampson E, Istasy P. Sex differences in the Recognition of Emotion in Children’s Faces: A Further Test of the Fitness Threat Hypothesis. In preparation to be submitted to Evolution and Human Behavior.
  • Istasy P, Christidis N, Lau JC, and Steven DA. Investigating Rater Reliability in the Assessment of SEEG Implantation Accuracy. In preparation to be submitted to a journal of neurological surgery.

Published:

  • Cernovsky Z, Istasy P, Hernandez-Aguilar ME, Mateos-Moreno A, Bureau Y, Chiu S. Quantifying post-accident neurological symptoms other than concussion. Archives of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1 (2), 50-54.
  • Istasy P, Cernovsky Z, Bureau Y, Chiu S. (2018). Self-Reported Clinical Correlates of Insomnia. Archives of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1 (2): 23-25
  • Cernovsky Z, Istasy P, Bureau Y, & Chiu S. (2018). Scale for retrospective assessment of immediate concussion symptoms. Mental Illness, 10 (2): 70-71 and Appendix (2 pages)

Conference Presentations

  • Istasy P, Christidis N, Lau JC, and Steven DA. Investigating Rater Reliability in the Assessment of SEEG Implantation Accuracy. Poster Presented at the Clinical Neurological Sciences Departmental Research Day, London, Ontario, Canada, May 14, 2019. (Additionally, this poster will be presented at the Canadian League Against Epilepsy Annual conference, Winnipeg, MB. September 20-22, 2019.)
  • Istasy P, Cernovsky Z, Bureau Y, Chiu S. Immediate Concussion Symptoms (ICS) Scale, its Properties and Long-Term Correlates. Poster Presented at the World Congress of Psychiatry (WCP) in Mexico City, Mexico, September 27-30, 2018
  • Istasy P, Cernovsky Z, Bureau Y, Chiu S. Self-Reported Clinical Correlates of Insomnia. Poster Presented at the World Congress of Psychiatry (WCP) in Mexico City, Mexico, September 27-30, 2018