Grounding responsibility in something (more) solid

(2018) William Hirstein and Katrina Sifferd, The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41 (March): 27-29. pdf

This is a response to a Behavioral and Brain Sciences target article, “Precis of Talking to Ourselves, Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency,” by John Doris.

The Boxer of Quirinal, Hellenistic Greece

Nicholas Vontos’ review of Responsible Brains

Review in Psychosomatics, Vol. 60, issue 5, copyright Elsevier.

Quarai Mission, Salinas National Monument

Responsible Brains: Neuroscience, Law, and Human Culpability

This book, co-written with my colleagues Katrina Sifferd and Tyler Fagan, was published on Dec. 4, 2018.

Excerpt from Philpapers.org

MIT Press page

Amazon page

Review of Responsible Brains by Dennis Patterson

This review appeared in the jurisprudence section of Jotwell.com on April 17, 2019.

Variations on a Rhythm, Raymond Jonson

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”).

 

City Lights, Raymond Jonson

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.