Some months ago I posted in this blog an abstract with my proposal, which develops around embodied cognition and skateboarding, for this year’s Pushing Boarders event in Sweden… The organizers were looking for academic research related to different aspects of skateboarding and I thought that a mix of cognitive neuroscience, urban geography and action sports […]Read More Skateboarding as an Aesthetic Experience.
Not only we need cultural artifacts as a critique of industrialized use of Artificial Intelligence, but also a strict criteria in order to review contemporary art made with Machine Learning techniques… Those that argue against the potential for Computational Creativity believe that “simulating artistic techniques means also simulating human thinking and reasoning” (…) and conclude that “this […]Read More A critique of contemporary AI art.
Different scientific evidences suggest that separate but interconnected parts of our brain assume specific functions in building an internal map of space which helps keep track of one’s position in the world. Spatial memories are formed after an animal gathers and processes sensory information about its surroundings especially by the way of vision and proprioception. […]Read More The map is in our heads… and bodies!
Neuroculture is a new research field tying to build an unified theory of knowledge and in order to overcome the traditional division of the worlds of science and humanities based on the idea that both are generated through the human brain. According to spanish neuroscientist Francisco Mora we are at the edge of a change […]Read More Neuroscience for a new cultural revolution.
“Many philosophers who are ‘interested in the mind’ as they say, nonetheless don’t value neuroscience except for it’s clinical implications. And they want to try to understand the nature of the mind quite independently of understanding anything about the nature of the brain. Which seems to me to be a very peculiar thing to do, […]Read More Understanding the nature of the Mind.
Should philosophy today keep trying to answer the questions for which the neurosciences have better explanations? Neurophilosophers believe that to understand the mind we must understand the brain using evidence from neuroscience. Many philosophers and intelectuals strongly disagree with this proposal since it uses science and not introspection as a method to acquire knowledge, and this […]Read More Neuroscience killed the philosophy star.
“Why is it so much harder to appreciate that thinking is an aspect of the brain, that also could be described, in principle, in terms of the self-same physical laws? The answer is that minds do not seem physical to us because we know so little of the processes inside brains. (…) A related reason […]Read More Minds are simply what brains do.