For the Linguists in the Audience: Humor for linguists.
I Love Me Some Perceptual Illusions: Try this one for yourself.
Lakoff's View of Metaphors
Essentialist Intuitions: How do conscious and unconscious intuitions influence philosophical theories?
A Cause of Schizophrenia?: Recent research on the topic.
Schematic Memory: How Expectations Can Hurt
And the Ignoble for Psychology Goes To...
Temporal Attitudes: Spatial metaphors for time
Jokes from the Amos Tversky Fan Club: Linda the feminist bank teller.
Coolest... Experiment... Ever: Change blindness.
Poverty of Stimulus in Ethics: Some Criticisms: The poverty of stimulus argument used in ethics.
Phenomenology of Free Will: Dan Wegner's work on conscious will, and some of its implications.
Analogy Acronym Madness: Acronyms everywhere!
The Grand Theory of All Thought: Blending: A short summary of blending theory.
The Ghost in the Blending Machine: One more blending example.
If We Had a Cognitive Account of Counterfactuals, This Would Be It: My first stab at a theory of counterfactuals.
The Title of this Blog: A paper with the same name.
The Table That Just Left: A cool, and elusive instance of metonymy.
The Neuroscience of Repressed Memories
Memory and Epistemology: The role of memory in epistemology.
Metaphors I: A Brief History of Metaphors in Cognitive Science
Metaphor II: Metaphor is Like Analogy: Structure Mapping theory of metaphor.
Metaphor III: Metaphor Is Categorization: Categorization theories of metaphor.
Metaphor IV: The Reckoning: Comparing structure mapping and categorization theories of metpahor.
The Internet as Distributed Cognition
The Internet and the Extended Mind
Idioms, Metaphors, and Lakoff, Oh My!: Empirical evidence against conceptual metaphor theory.
Counterfactuals and the Real World: Counterfactual vs. factual reasoning.
Cognitive Science and Literary Criticism
Concepts of "Human" Among American Undergraduates
A Connectionist Model of Metaphor: Metaphor by Pattern Completion model.
My Best Pharyngula Impression: Abstract of an article on the evolution of perceptual systems.
Creative Cognition: Ordinary, Observable, and Unconscious: Summary of the Geneplore model.
By Request: The Cognitive Science of Humor
By Request: Reasoning: Systematic errors in human reasoning -- Wason selection task and heuristics and biases.
Reasoning: Domain-General vs. Domain-Specific
By Request: Time Perception I: Neuroscience of time perception.
Time Perception II: Cognitive Factors
The Fantasy-Reality Distinction in Children: Children may be better at distinguishing fantasy from reality than you think.
The Lazy Brain: The brain works hard not to think.
Reasoning: Analogical Reasoning and Category-based Induction
Reasoning: Mental Models
What, if Anything, Can Evolutionary Stories Tell Us About Human Cognition?: Contra evolutionary psychology.
Do Children Attribute False Beliefs to God?: Recent research attempts to answer this question.
I Typoed a Whole Post for the Language Log: Fun with novel denominal verbs.
A Comprehensive Theory of Religious Cognition: Summary of Scott Atran's theory of religious cognition.
What the Cognitive Scientists Believe: Cognitive scientists answer the question, "What do you believe, but cannot prove?"
Intelligent Design Inferences in Children: Do children intuitively infer intelligent design?
"One of the Grossest Oversimplifications of All Time": Hauser, Chomsky, and Fitch are smart people with one really dumb idea.
Spanish Rats Learn Japanese: Rats learn to discriminate between languages, but only when they're spoken forward.
The Schematicity of Religious Thought: The influence of schematic memory on the content of religious thought.
How to Study Intuitions: Examples from the Adult and Developmental Literatures: Examples of the study of intuitions that experimental philosophers can draw on.
I Didn't Even Notice That You Had a New Head: Change blindness experiments and explanations.
Implicit Prejudice, the IAT, and the Popular Press: Why making any inferences, particularly normative ones, from IAT results is a bad idea.
The Cognitive Science of Art: Goals and Motivations of Neuroaesthetics
The Cognitive Science of Art: Ramachandran's 10 Principles of Art, Principles 1-3: Peak Shift, grouping, and contrast.
The Cognitive Science of Art: Ramachandran's 10 Principles of Art, Principles 4-10: Isolation, perceptual problem solving, symmetry, abhorrence of coincidence/generic viewpoint, and metaphor.