Author Archives: Ruth Byrne

Byrne & Timmons 2018 Cognition

Shane Timmons and I have published some of our experiments on ‘Moral hindsight for good actions and the effects of imagined alternatives to reality’ in Cognition, 178, 82-91. doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2018.05.010 The abstract is as follows: Five experiments identify an asymmetric moral … Continue reading

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Timmons & Byrne 2018 QJEP

Shane Timmons has published several experiments from his PhD on ‘Moral fatigue: the effects of cognitive fatigue on moral reasoning’ in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, doi/abs/10.1177/1747021818772045 The abstract is as follows: We report two experiments that show a … Continue reading

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Philosophy of Imagination Conference, Bochum

  Chris Badura organised an excellent conference on the philosophy of the imagination at the  Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany on March 15th -16th 2018. Ruth Byrne gave a talk on ‘Reasoning with counterfactual conditionals’ and the full program is here.

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Madhav Bhargav on his graduation! Madhav’s applied MSc thesis was a cross cultural comparison of counterfactual thoughts and moral judgments in individuals in India and Ireland.

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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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