Neuroscience meets Philosophy

Neuroscience meets Philosophy

Last week, I attended a workshop on Philosophy and Neuroscience at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Interesting lectures, friendly people and even including a delicious dinner – the good life of the academic! Most of all, it gave me a…

Column 'Kijken is denken en doen'

Column ‘Kijken is denken en doen’

Voor het blinden- en slechtziendentijdschrift Anders Bekeken schreef ik een column over de kunst van het kijken. Zie onder! Kijken is denken en doen Ik sta op een kunstfestival. Mijn verse kennis kijkt verbaasd. Ze vroeg net aan me: “Hoeveel…

Sapere Aude = civil disobedience

Sapere Aude = civil disobedience

On January 11th, digital activist (amongst others) Aaron Swartz committed suicide after fierce prosecution by the US government for copyright infringes. Swartz found a loop-hole within JSTOR and MIT, and downloaded millions of academic journal papers. Subscriptions to academic journals…

Brain region found that does absolutely nothing

Brain region found that does absolutely nothing

“Neuroscientists at the University of Ingberg have found a brain region that does absolutely nothing. Their research, presented at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, showed that a small region of the cortex located near the posterior section of the…