Journal Articles and Papers

The American journal of bioethics : AJOB

Earp, BD; Porsdam Mann, S; Allen, J; Salloch, S; Suren, V; Jongsma, K; Braun, M; Wilkinson, D; Sinnott-Armstrong, W; Rid, A; Wendler, D; Savulescu, J

When making substituted judgments for incapacitated patients, surrogates often struggle to guess what the patient would want if they had capacity. Surrogates may also agonize over having the (sole) responsibility of making such a determination. To address such concerns, a Patient Preference… read more about this publication »

Children and Society

Carpenter, E; Siegel, A; Urquiola, S; Liu, J; Kushnir, T

Research from the perspective of parents, educators and mental health professionals has documented the negative impacts of pandemic isolation on children, but few studies have sought children's own perspectives on this difficult year. The current study aims to provide a first-person perspective on… read more about this publication »

Criminal Law and Philosophy

Sreenivasan, G

I am very grateful to Rachel Barney and Christian Miller for their helpful and challenging comments on my book, Emotion and Virtue (Princeton, 2020). My response aims first to clarify and then to fortify my position on some of the many excellent points they raise in this symposium. read more about this publication »

Journal of experimental child psychology

Winter Née Grocke, P; Tomasello, M

Sometimes we have a personal preference but we agree with others to follow a different course of action. In this study, 3- and 5-year-old children (N = 160) expressed a preference for playing a game one way and were then confronted with peers who expressed a different preference. The… read more about this publication »

Analytic Philosophy

Richardson, K

An increasing number of philosophers argue that indeterminacy is metaphysical (or worldly) in the sense that indeterminacy has its source in the world itself (rather than how the world is represented or known). The standard arguments for metaphysical indeterminacy are centered around the sorites… read more about this publication »

Current psychology (New Brunswick, N.J.)

McKee, P; Kim, H-E; Tang, H; Everett, JAC; Chituc, V; Gibea, T; Marques, LM; Boggio, P; Sinnott-Armstrong, W

This cross-cultural study compared judgments of moral wrongness for physical and emotional harm with varying combinations of in-group vs. out-group agents and victims across six countries: the United States of America (N = 937), the United Kingdom (N = 995), Romania (N = 782), Brazil (N = 856),… read more about this publication »


Krasich, K; O'Neill, K; Murray, S; Brockmole, JR; De Brigard, F; Nuthmann, A

Research on gaze control has long shown that increased visual-cognitive processing demands in scene viewing are associated with longer fixation durations. More recently, though, longer durations have also been linked to mind wandering, a perceptually decoupled state of attention marked by decreased… read more about this publication »


Miceli, K; Morales-Torres, R; Khoudary, A; Faul, L; Parikh, N; De Brigard, F

Episodic counterfactual thinking (ECT) consists of imagining alternative outcomes to past personal events. Previous research has shown that ECT shares common neural substrates with episodic future thinking (EFT): our ability to imagine possible future events. Both ECT and EFT have been shown to… read more about this publication »

Nature human behaviour

Hopp, FR; Amir, O; Fisher, JT; Grafton, S; Sinnott-Armstrong, W; Weber, R

Moral foundations theory (MFT) holds that moral judgements are driven by modular and ideologically variable moral foundations but where and how these foundations are represented in the brain and shaped by political beliefs remains an open question. Using a moral vignette judgement task (n = 64), we… read more about this publication »

The Behavioral and brain sciences

Morales-Torres, R; De Brigard, F

Barzykowski and Moulin suggest that déjà vu and involuntary autobiographical memories recruit similar retrieval processes. Here, we invite the authors to clarify three issues: (1) What mechanism prevents déjà vu to happen more frequently? (2) What is the role of semantic cues in involuntary… read more about this publication »

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

Eva, B; Stern, R

It is a consequence of the theory of imprecise credences that there exist situations in which rational agents inevitably become less opinionated toward some propositions as they gather more evidence. The fact that an agent's imprecise credal state can dilate in this way is often treated as a strike… read more about this publication »

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

Hsiung, A; Poh, J-H; Huettel, SA; Adcock, RA

When people feel curious, they often seek information to resolve their curiosity. Reaching resolution, however, does not always occur in a single step but instead may follow the accumulation of information over time. Here, we investigated changes in curiosity over a dynamic information-gathering… read more about this publication »

Philosophy of Science

Babcock, G; McShea, DW

Abstract A long-standing problem in understanding goal-directed systems has been the insufficiency of mechanistic explanations to make sense of them. This article offers a solution to this problem. It begins by observing the limitations of mechanistic decompositions when it comes to… read more about this publication »

Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science

Wolf, W; Tomasello, M

Many mechanisms of social bonding are common to all primates, but humans seemingly have developed some that are unique to the species. These involve various kinds of interactive experiences-from taking a walk together to having a conversation-whose common feature is the triadic sharing of… read more about this publication »