Category Archives: Media Reports

My Strange Brain (Capgras’ Syndrome)

This documentary covers several neurological syndromes that involve confabulation (basically, confidently saying things that are likely to be false). It features a snippet of me describing the older Capgras’ theory that V. S. Ramachandran and I affirmed in “Capgras Syndrome: A Novel Probe…” Recently I have devised a more specific version of this theory that I call the mindreading theory of misidentification (See “The Misidentification Syndromes as Mindreading Disorders”).

Documentary on autism

This television documentary on autism. called “The Invisible Wall,” features the research described in “Autonomic Reactions of Autistic Children….”  It aired originally on the Discovery Channel, April, 2001.

New Scientist article on Capgras’ syndrome

This article covers my paper with V. S. Ramachandran, “Capgras Syndrome: A Novel Probe….” “This is Not My Beautiful Wife…,” by Rory Johnston, New Scientist magazine, March 22, 1997.

Scientific American Mind article

This article describe my research on Capgras’ syndrome. “Alien Friends,” by Thomas Grüter and Ulrich Kraft, Scientific American Mind, 2005, 16(1): 58-63.



New Scientist article on confabulation

This is an article that appeared in New Scientist magazine covering my work on confabulation.



Philosophy Talk Radio interview

This is a recording of an interview with Philosophy Talk Radio, a weekly program hosted by John Perry and Ken Taylor.

American Scientist Interview

This interview appeared a year or so after the publication of Brain Fiction.

Psychology Today

This post is written by Kristian Marlow and it appears on the excellent Psychology Today blogsite that he co-writes with Berit Brogaard.

It covers my paper with Katrina Sifferd, called “The Legal Self,” which argues that the brain’s set of executive processes ground rationality and legal responsibility.

The Neuropsychotherapist

The Neuropsychotherapist is a new journal.  I have been added to their board of experts, who will comment on relevant issues as they arise.

This one is a brief comment on the school shooting in Connecticut. How sad that we’ve even had to create the concept of a “school shooting.”


This is a report on Pravda’s English language website on my paper with Katrina Sifferd about how the brain’s executive processes are the seat of rationality and criminal responsibility.