Papers

Memories of Art (2013) The Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36(2). pdf

Conscious Brain States: Where are They, and What are Their Necessary Ingredients? (2013) Mens Sana Monographs, 11 (1): 230-238. pdf

On the Criminal Culpability of Successful and Unsuccessful Psychopaths (2013) Katrina Sifferd and William Hirstein, Neuroethics, 6 (1): 129-140. pdf

Confabulation (2013) in The Encyclopedia of the Mind, eds. Hal Pashler, Tim Crane, Marcel Kinsbourne, Fernando Ferreira, and Rich Zemel, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

The Contribution of Prefrontal Executive Processes to Producing a Sense of Self (2011) Mens Sana Monographs, 9(1): 150-158. pdf

The Paradoxical Self (2011) V. S. Ramachandran and William Hirstein. In The Paradoxical Brain, ed. Narinder Kapur, 94-110.

The Legal Self: Executive Processes and Legal Theory (2011) William Hirstein and Katrina Sifferd, Consciousness and Cognition, 20: 156-171. pdf

Loved Ones Near and Far: Feinberg’s Personal Significance Theory (2010) Neuropsychoanalysis, 12: 163-166. pdf

The Misidentification Syndromes as Mindreading Disorders (2010) Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 15 (1-3): 233-260. pdf

Confabulated Autobiographies, Normal and Abnormal (2010) in The Memory Process: Neuroscientific and Humanistic Perspectives, edited by Suzanne Nalbantian, Paul M. Matthews, and James L. McClelland, Cambridge, Mass.: The M. I. T. Press.

Perceiving Others and Their Minds: Response to McGeer (2009) The Modern Schoolman, 86 (3-4): 319-326. pdf

The Aesthetic Response (2009) William Hirstein and Melinda Campbell, in The Elsevier Encyclopedia of Consciousness, ed. William Banks, Amsterdam: Elsevier Publications, 1-7. pdf

 False Memories and Confabulation (2009) The Elsevier Encyclopedia of Consciousness, ed. William Banks, Amsterdam: Elsevier Publications, 234-239.

Introduction: What is Confabulation? (2009) In Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1-14. pdf

 He is Not My Father, and That is Not My Arm: Accounting for Misidentifications of People and Limbs (2009) William Hirstein and V. S. Ramachandran, In Confabulation: Views from Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Philosophy, ed. William Hirstein, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 111-140.

Confabulation (2009) In The Oxford Companion to Consciousness, eds. Patrick Wilken, Axel Cleermans and Timothy Bayne, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 174-177.

The Name and Nature of Confabulation (2009) In The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Psychology, eds. Paco Calvo and John Symons, New York: Routledge 647-658.

 Confabulations about People and Their Limbs, Present or Absent (2009) In The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience, ed. John Bickle, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 474-512.

 Mindmelding: Connected Brains and the Problem of Consciousness (2008) Mens Sana Monographs, 6 (1): 110-130. pdf

Situational Therapy for Wernicke’s Aphasia (2006) Eric Altschuler, Adamarie Multari, William Hirstein, and V. S. Ramachandran, Medical Hypotheses, 67(4), 713-716. pdf

Autonomic Responses of Autistic Children to Objects and People (2001) William Hirstein, Portia Iversen, and V.S. Ramachandran, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 268: 1883-1888. pdf

Self-Deception and Confabulation (2000) Philosophy of Science, 67 (Proceedings): 418-429.

The Science of Art: A Neurological Theory of Aesthetic Experience (1999) V.S. Ramachandran and William Hirstein, The Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6: 15-41. pdf

The Perception of Phantom Limbs: The D. O. Hebb Lecture (1998) V.S. Ramachandran and William Hirstein, Brain, 121 (9): 1603-1630. pdf

Phantom Limbs, Body Image, and Neural Plasticity (1998) V.S. Ramachandran, William Hirstein, and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran, International Brain Research Organization News, 26: 10-21.

Three Laws of Qualia: Clues From Neurology About the Biological Functions of Consciousness and Qualia (1997) V.S. Ramachandran and William Hirstein The Journal of Consciousness Studies,  4: 429-457. pdf

Capgras Syndrome: A Novel Probe for Understanding the Neural Representation of the Identity and Familiarity of Persons (1997) William Hirstein and V.S. Ramachandran Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 264: 437-444. pdf

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