Neuroscience Articles

Hardy-Vallée, B., & Thagard, P. (2008). How to play the ultimatum game: An engineering approach to metanormativity. Philosophical Psychology, 21, 173-192. PDF

Litt, A., Eliasmith, C., Kroon, F. W., Weinstein, S., & Thagard, P. (2006). Is the brain a quantum computer? Cognitive Science, 30, 593-603.PDF.

Litt, A., Eliasmith, C., & Thagard, P. (2008). Neural affective decision theory: Choices, brains, and emotions. Cognitive Systems Research, 9: 252-273. PDF

Litt, A., Eliasmith, C., & Thagard, P. (2006). Why losses loom larger than gains: Modeling neural mechanisms of cognitive-affective interaction. In R. Sun & N. Miyake (Eds.), Proceedings of the twenty-eighth annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 495-500). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. PDF

Parisien, C., & Thagard, P. (2008). Robosemantics: How Stanley the Volkswagen represents the world. Minds and Machines, 18, 169-178. PDF

Schröder, T., & Thagard, P. (2013). The affective meanings of automatic social behaviors: Three mechanisms that explain priming. Psychological Review, 120, 255-280.

Schröder, T., Stewart, T. C., & Thagard, P. (2014). Intention, emotion, and action: A neural theory based on semantic pointers. Cognitive Science, 38, 851-880.

Thagard, P. (2006). Desires are not propositional attitudes. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 45: 151-156. PDF.

Thagard, P. (2007). Abductive inference: From philosophical analysis to neural mechanisms. In A. Feeney & E. Heit (Eds.), Inductive reasoning: Experimental, developmental, and computational approaches (pp. 226-247). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. PDF

Thagard, P. (2007). I feel your pain: Mirror neurons, empathy, and moral motivation. Journal of Cognitive Science, 8, 109-136. PDF

Thagard, P. (2007). The moral psychology of conflicts of interest: Insights from affective neuroscience. Journal of Applied Philosophy, 24, 367-380. PDF

Thagard, P. (2008). How cognition meets emotion: Beliefs, desires, and feelings as neural activity. In G. Brun, U. Doguoglu & D. Kuenzle (Eds.), Epistemology and emotions (pp. 167-184). . Aldershot: Ashgate. PDF

Thagard, P. (2008). Mental illness from the perspective of theoretical neuroscience. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 51, 335-352. PDF

Thagard, P. (2010). How brains make mental models. In L. Magnani, W. Carnielli & C. Pizzi (Eds.), Model-based reasoning in science and technology. Abduction, logic, and computational discovery (pp. 447-461). Berlin: Springer.

Thagard, P. (2011). The brain is wider than the sky:  Analogy, emotion, and allegory. Metaphor and Symbol, 26, 131–142.

Thagard, P. (2014). Creative intuition:  How EUREKA results from three neural mechanisms. In L. M. Osbeck & B. S. Held (Eds.), Rational intuition: Philosophical roots, scientific investigations (pp. 287-306). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thagard, P., & Aubie, B. (2008). Emotional consciousness: A neural model of how cognitive appraisal and somatic perception interact to produce qualitative experience. Consciousness and Cognition, 17: 811-834. PDF

Thagard, P., & Litt, A. (2008). Models of scientific explanation. In R. Sun (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of computational psychology (pp. 549-564). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. PDF

Thagard, P., & Nussbaum, A. D. (2014). Fear-driven inference:  Mechanisms of gut overreaction. In L. Magnani (Ed.), Model-based reasoning in science and technoloyg (pp. 43-53). Berlin: Springer.

Thagard, P., & Schröder, T. (2014). Emotions as semantic pointers:  Constructive neural mechanisms. In L. F. Barrett & J. A. Russell (Eds.), The psychological construction of emotions (pp. 144-167). New York: Guilford.

Thagard, P., & Stewart, T. C. (2011). The Aha! experience: Creativity through emergent binding in neural networks. Cognitive Science, 35, 1-33. PDF

Thagard, P., & Stewart, T. C. (2014). Two theories of consciousness: Semantic pointer competition vs. information integration. Consciousness and Cognition, 30, 73-90.

Wagar, B. M., & Thagard, P. (2004). Spiking Phineas Gage: A neurocomputational theory of cognitive-affective integration in decision making. Psychological Review, 111, 67-79. PDF


Paul Thagard

Computational Epistemology Laboratory.

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