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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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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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