Congratulations to Frederick Eberhardt, the co-PI on a three-year grant awarded by the James S McDonnell Foundation for work with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University on 'Experimental Planning and the Unification of Causal Knowledge'. Professor Eberhardt will be on research leave supported by the grant during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years working with Prof Clark Glymour and other members of the Carnegie Mellon Department of Philosophy.
PNP Major, Ben Graham, has been tapped to deliver the student address at the College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony, May 19, 2011. Ben completed an honors thesis, “The relation between memory and a concept of time, specifically with cases of episodic amnesia and a subjective concept of time,” under Professors Carl Craver and Pascal Boyer. He is graduating summa cum laude and will attend Yale Law School in the fall. Congratulations, Ben!
PNP and the Department of Philosophy are pleased to announce that Ronald Mallon will join us in fall 2011 as PNP Director.
Steven E. Petersen, PhD, the James S. McDonnell Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in Neurology, professor of radiology and of neurobiology and associate professor of neurological surgery, has received a three-year, $1.17 million grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation’s 21st Century Science Initiative for research titled “Communities and Criticality in Brain Networks Across Development and in ADHD.”
John Heil, PhD, professor of philosophy and professor and director of Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, both in Arts & Sciences, has received a one-year, $50,400 Fellowship for University Teachers from the National Endowment for the Humanities for research titled “The Ontological Turn,” which concerns the relation of metaphysics to the empirical sciences and everyday experience.
Carl Craver, PhD, associate professor of philosophy in Arts & Sciences, has received a two-year, $110,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for research titled “Discovering Mechanisms: Strategies from the History of Biology.”
On May 31st, 1926 Franz Breutel was poisoned by carbon monoxide from a furnace at work. From that day on, he was unable to remember anything for more than a second. Though he remembered much from his past, all his new experiences quickly vanished from his mind. His time stood still. Indeed, he continued for the rest of his life to report the date as May 31, 1926.