Author Archives: Ruth Byrne

Buenos Aires Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Science 2017

  The 2017 Buenos Aires Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Science in Argentina will be held on November 22nd-24th. It is organised by Liza Skidelsky,  Sabrina Haimovici,  and their colleagues at UBA-CONICET. The program of the conference is on … Continue reading

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Psychology of Thinking and Comprehension, Madrid 2017

An international meeting to honour Juan Garcia-Madruga was held at UNED in Madrid, November 3rd-4th. Isabel Orenes gave a talk on ‘The comprehension of affirmative and negative counterfactual conditionals’ (Orenes, García-Madruga, Espino & Byrne) and Ruth Byrne gave a talk  … Continue reading

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Visit by Dr Orlando Espino

Dr Orlando Espino from the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain visited the lab in October (9th-13th) to design further experiments on epistemic updating in the mental representation of counterfactual conditionals.

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Moreno-Rios & Byrne 2017 Thinking & Reasoning

Sergio Moreno from the University of Granada has published experiments he carried out while he was a visiting academic at the lab,  in the following article: Moreno-Rios, S., & Byrne, R.M.J. (2017). Inferences from disclosures about the truth and falsity … Continue reading

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Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy

CiMeC celebrated its 10 year anniversary on 19th-20th October in Rovereto, with a set of talks by invited speakers which included one on “Counterfactual Reasoning” by Ruth Byrne. The program is available here.

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Cognitive Science Society Annual Conference 2017

Shane Timmons presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in London in July 2017 on ‘Counterfactual thoughts and judgments about morally good actions’ (Timmons & Byrne).

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Parkinson & Byrne 2017 Thinking and Reasoning

Mary Parkinson has published a third paper from her PhD: Parkinson, M., & Byrne, R. M. (2017). Counterfactual and semi-factual thoughts in moral judgements about failed attempts to harm. Thinking & Reasoning, in press. The abstract of the paper is … Continue reading

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