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Research Interests for Felipe De Brigard

Research Interests: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Science and Neuroscience; Neurophilosophy; Moral Psychology

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.

Keywords:
Amnesia, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Imagination, Counterfactual Thinking, Memory, Neuropsychological Tests
Areas of Interest:

Memory, Imagination, Attention, Consciousness, Counterfactual Thinking

Recent Publications
  1. Parikh, N; Ruzic, L; Stewart, GW; Spreng, RN; De Brigard, F, What if? Neural activity underlying semantic and episodic counterfactual thinking, Neuroimage, vol. 178 (September, 2018), pp. 332-345 [doi]
  2. Stanley, ML; Yang, BW; De Brigard, F, No evidence for unethical amnesia for imagined actions: A failed replication and extension, Memory & Cognition, vol. 46 no. 5 (July, 2018), pp. 787-795 [doi]
  3. De Brigard, F; Hanna, E; St Jacques, PL; Schacter, DL, How thinking about what could have been affects how we feel about what was, Cognition and Emotion (June, 2018), pp. 1-14 [doi]
  4. De Brigard, F; Brady, WJ, Correction to: The Effect of What We Think may Happen on our Judgments of Responsibility, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, vol. 9 no. 2 (June, 2018), pp. 447-447 [doi]
  5. De Freitas, J; Sarkissian, H; Newman, GE; Grossmann, I; De Brigard, F; Luco, A; Knobe, J, Consistent Belief in a Good True Self in Misanthropes and Three Interdependent Cultures, Cognitive Science, vol. 42 (May, 2018), pp. 134-160 [doi]

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