Month: June 2019

Boredom: An Interview with Andreas Elpidorou

Here is an interview with Andreas Elpidorou (University of Louisville) whose book Propelled! How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Can Lead Us to the Good Life will be out with Oxford University Press in early 2020. The book focuses on the role of negative emotions and...

Phil Corlett’s response to Ryan McKay

In this post, Phil Corlett replies to Ryan McKay‘s summary of his paper “Measles, Magic and Misidentifications: A Defence of the Two-Factor Theory of Delusions“, itself a response to Phil’s earlier post on his paper “Factor one, familiarity and frontal cortex:...

Epistemic Duty Workshop

We often say things like “you shouldn’t believe that the Earth is flat” or “just look at the evidence, you really ought to believe that vaccinations save lives”. Just as one might think that we have particular obligations to behavemorally, one...

Measles, Magic and Misidentifications

I’m Ryan McKay, Professor of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, and head of the Royal Holloway Morality and Beliefs Lab (MaB-Lab). I’m interested in how we form and revise beliefs, including delusional beliefs. This post is a summary of...

Factor One, Familiarity and Frontal Cortex

In this post, Phil Corlett, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, discusses some of the ideas in his paper ‘Factor one, familiarity and frontal cortex: a challenge to the two-factor theory of delusions’ recently published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry....