Felipe De Brigard
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.
De Brigard, Felipe, and Kelly S. Giovanello. “Influence of outcome valence in the subjective experience of episodic past, future, and counterfactual thinking..” Consciousness and Cognition 21, no. 3 (September 2012): 1085–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2012.06.007. Full Text
Giovanello, Kelly S., Felipe De Brigard, Jaclyn Hennessey Ford, Daniel I. Kaufer, James R. Burke, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, and Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer. “Event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging changes during relational retrieval in normal aging and amnestic mild cognitive impairment..” J Int Neuropsychol Soc 18, no. 5 (September 2012): 886–97. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617712000689. Full Text
Brigard, F. de. “Consciousness, attention and commonsense.” Journal of Consciousness Studies 17, no. 9–10 (October 22, 2010): 189–201.
Sarkissian, H., A. Chatterjee, F. De brigard, J. Knobe, S. Nichols, and S. Sirker. “Is belief in free will a cultural universal?.” Mind and Language 25, no. 3 (June 1, 2010): 346–58. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0017.2010.01393.x. Full Text
Brigard, F. de, E. Mandelbaum, and D. Ripley. “Responsibility and the brain sciences.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12, no. 5 (November 1, 2009): 511–24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10677-008-9143-5. Full Text
De Brigard, Felipe. “Review of The Origins of Meaning: Language in the Light of Evolution.” Philosophical Psychology 22, no. 4 (August 2009): 529–33. https://doi.org/10.1080/09515080903157924. Full Text