Felipe De Brigard

Felipe De Brigard

Fuchsberg-Levine Family Associate Professor

Overview

Most of my research focuses on the way in which memory and imagination interact. So far, I have explored ways in which episodic memory both guides and constrains episodic counterfactual thinking (i.e., thoughts about alternative ways in which past personal events could have occurred), and how this interaction affects the perceived plausibility of imagined counterfactual events. I also explore the differential contribution of episodic and semantic memory in the generation of different kinds of counterfactual simulations, as well as the effect of counterfactual thinking on the memories they derive from. In addition, my research attempts to understand how prior experience helps to constrain the way in which we reconstruct episodic memories. Finally, I am also interested in the role of internal attention during conscious recollection. To address these issues I use behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques, as well as the conceptual rigor of philosophical analysis.

Education & Training

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Philosophy, Harvard University 2011 - 2013

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2011

  • Visiting Instructor, Philosophy, Elon University 2009 - 2010

  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007

  • M.A., Tufts University 2005

  • A.B., Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia) 2002

Selected Grants

Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy ["SSNAP2"] awarded by (Co-Principal Investigator). 2020 - 2023

Effects of Aging on Episodic Memory-Dependent Decision Making awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2018 - 2023

Counterfactual Simulation and Omissive Causation awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2017 - 2020

Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP) awarded by John Templeton Foundation (Co-Program Leader). 2016 - 2020

Muñoz-Suárez, C., F. de Brigard, and D. Daniel. Content and consciousness revisited, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17374-0. Full Text

Montañés, Patricia, and F. De Brigard. Neuropsicologia clinica y cognoscitiva. Univ. Nacional de Colombia, 2001.

De Brigard, F. “Memory and the intentional stance.” In The Philosophy of Daniel Dennett, 62–91, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199367511.003.0005. Full Text

De Brigard, F. “Memory, attention, and joint reminiscing.” In New Directions in the Philosophy of Memory, 200–220, 2018. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315159591. Full Text

De Brigard, F. “Memory and imagination.” In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory, 127–40, 2017. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315687315. Full Text

Banerjee, S., J. Cox, F. De Brigard, and F. et. al. “The significance of cognitive neuroscience: Findings, applications and challenges.” In The Cognitive Neuroscience V, edited by R. Mangum and M. Gazzaniga, 1071–78. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014.

St Jacques, P., and F. De Brigard. “Neural correlates of autobiographical memory: Methodological Considerations..” In The Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory., edited by A. Durte, M. Barense, and D. Addis. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

De Brigard, F. “What was I thinking? Dennett’s Content and Consciousness and the reality of propositional attitudes.” In Content and Consciousness Revisited, edited by C. M. Muñoz-Suárez and F. De Brigard. Springer, 2013.

De Brigard, F., K. S. Giovanello, and D. Kaufer. “Neuroanatomy of Memory.” In Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, edited by D. B. Arcinegas, C. A. Anderson, and C. M. Filley. Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2013.

De Brigard, F. “Memoria, neurociencia y educación.” In La Pizarra de Babel: Puentes Entre Neurociencia, Psicologia y Educación, edited by S. Lipina and M. Sigman, 179–94. Buenos Aires: Libros del Zorzal, n.d.

Henne, Paul, Laura Niemi, Ángel Pinillos, Felipe De Brigard, and Joshua Knobe. “A counterfactual explanation for the action effect in causal judgment..” Cognition 190 (September 2019): 157–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.05.006. Full Text

Stanley, M. L., and F. De Brigard. “Moral Memories and the Belief in the Good Self.” Current Directions in Psychological Science 28, no. 4 (August 1, 2019): 387–91. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419847990. Full Text

De Brigard, Felipe, Eleanor Hanna, Peggy L. St Jacques, and Daniel L. Schacter. “How thinking about what could have been affects how we feel about what was..” Cognition & Emotion 33, no. 4 (June 2019): 646–59. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2018.1478280. Full Text

Murray, S., E. D. Murray, G. Stewart, W. Sinnott-Armstrong, and F. De Brigard. “Responsibility for forgetting.” Philosophical Studies 176, no. 5 (May 1, 2019): 1177–1201. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11098-018-1053-3. Full Text

De Brigard, Felipe, Stephanie Langella, Mathew L. Stanley, Alan D. Castel, and Kelly S. Giovanello. “Age-related differences in recognition in associative memory..” Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, April 22, 2019, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2019.1607820. Full Text

Stanley, Matthew L., Paul Henne, and Felipe De Brigard. “Remembering moral and immoral actions in constructing the self..” Memory & Cognition 47, no. 3 (April 2019): 441–54. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-018-0880-y. Full Text

Henne, P., J. Semler, V. Chituc, F. De Brigard, and W. Sinnott-Armstrong. “Against Some Recent Arguments for ‘Ought’ Implies ‘Can’: Reasons, Deliberation, Trying, and Furniture.” Philosophia (United States) 47, no. 1 (March 15, 2019): 131–39. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-017-9944-7. Full Text

De Brigard, F., and N. Parikh. “Episodic Counterfactual Thinking.” Current Directions in Psychological Science 28, no. 1 (February 1, 2019): 59–66. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721418806512. Full Text

Stanley, ML, Gessell, B, and De Brigard, F. "Network modularity as a foundation for neural reuse." Philosophy of Science 86, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 23-46. Full Text

Stanley, M. L., P. Henne, B. W. Yang, and F. De Brigard. “Resistance to Position Change, Motivated Reasoning, and Polarization.” Political Behavior, January 1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11109-019-09526-z. Full Text

Pages

De Brigard, F. “The Anatomy of Amnesia.” Scientific American Mind, 2014.

De Brigard, F. “The New Paideia.” 3:Am Magazine, 2014.

De Brigard, F. “Estados Unidos: Entre ilusiones y prejuicios.” Revista Javeriana, 2005.

De Brigard, F. “Finding Memory: Interview with Daniel L. Schacter.” Universitas Psychologica. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, n.d.