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2020
Morality and the Brain: The Right Hemisphere and Doing Right
Christopher M. Filley, Isaiah Kletenik, Patricia S. Churchland
Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology – December, Volume 33, Number 4
Foreward: The Natural Method: Essays on Mind, Ethics, and Self in Honor of Owen Flanagan
Patricia S. Churchland, MIT Press
How Important is the Brain to the Great Philosophical Questions?
With guest Patricia Churchland
Jack Russell Weinstein   Why? Radio – December 13
Will Artificial Intelligence Have a Conscience?
An Interview with Patricia Churchland
Ben Dickson   TechTalks – September 28
The Patricia Churchland Interview
Episode 84, Part I: The Hornswoggle Problem, Part II: Conscience
The Panpsycast Philosophy Podcast – August 2
To Understand the Mind, We Must Understand the Brain
26th Distinguished Lecture on Brain, Learning and Memory
Patricia S. Churchland    January 27, UCI

2019
Deliver Us From Evil: How Biology, Not Religion, Made Humans Moral
Patricia S. Churchland    New Scientist – September 25
The Nature of Moral Motivation A Conversation with Patricia S. Churchland
Edge – October 16
Podcast: Patricia Churchland on How we Evolved a Conscience
Nous – September 15
Out of Mind: Philosopher Patricia Churchland’s Radical Approach to the Study of Human Consciousness
Julian Baggini   Prospect – October 8
Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition
Patricia S. Churchland  New York: Norton
How Your Brain Invents Morality, Interview with Sigal Samuel
Patricia S. Churchland   Vox – July 8
Opinion: Why Mammalian Brains are Geared Toward Kindness
Patricia S. Churchland   The Scientist – October 1
Podcast: Patricia Churchland on Conscience, Morality, and the Brain
Episode 50 / Sean Caroll’s Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture Arts and Ideas
Podcast: Patricia Churchland on Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition
Episode 158 / with Dr. Ginger Campbell   Brain Science

2018
The Computational Brain
25th Anniversary Edition
Revised Forward: Patricia S. Churchland, T.J. Sejnowski.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality
Republished for Princeton Science Library
Revised Forward: Patricia S. Churchland.   Princeton University

2017
Neurophilosophy
Patricia S. Churchland   How Biology Shapes Philosophy: New Foundations for Naturalism
Chapter 5, 113-148.  ed. David Livingstone Smith. Cambridge University Press
Interview with Professor Patricia Churchland
The FreeThink Tank
The Brains Behind Morality
Patricia S. Churchland    Cerebrum – October

2016

Blending Computational and Experimental Neuroscience
Patricia S. Churchland, Terrence J. Sejnowski    Neuroscience – Sept 9
American Academy of Arts and Sciences   Induction Ceremony Presentation
Patricia S. Churchland

2015
Neurophilosophy and Consciousness
Susan Blackmore interviews Patricia Churchland    Axess – Sweden
Brains, Genes and Primates
Patricia S. Churchland    Neuron – May 6, Volume 86

2014

Putting Big Data to Good Use in Neuroscience
Terrence J. Sejnowski, Patricia S. Churchland, J. A. Movshon    Nature Neuroscience – November 17, Volume 11, 1440-1
Agency and Control: The Subcortical Role in Good Decisions
Patricia S. Churchland   Moral Psychology: Free Will and Responsibility   Volume 4, Chapter 8, Walter Sinott-Armstrong, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Looking-Glass Wars, review of The Myth of Mirror Neurons, by G. Hickok
Patricia S. Churchland    Nature – July 31, Volume 51, July
Evolved Morality: The Biology and Philosophy of Human Conscience
Frans B.M. de Waal, Patricia S. Churchland, Telmo Pievani, Stefano Parmigiani    Behavior – 151, 137-141

2013
Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain
Patricia S. Churchland    New York: Norton
Translations: Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Swedish, Japanese
The Neurobiological Platform for Moral Values
Patricia S. Churchland    Behaviour – 151, 283-296
Foreword to Word and Object (2nd edition), by W. V. O. Quine, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Patricia S. Churchland    
Modulating Social Behavior with Oxytocin: How does it work? What does it mean?
Patricia S. Churchland, Piotr Winkielman    Hormones and Behavior
Problems with Measuring Peripheral Oxytocin: Can the Data on Oxytocin and Human Behavior Be Trusted?
Michael McCullough, Patricia S. Churchland, A. J. Mendez   Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews – September 2013
Exploring the Causal Underpinnings of Determination, Resolve, and Will
Patricia S. Churchland    Neuron – December 2013

2011
Review: Our Caring Neutrons
Richard S. Mathis    Science, May 13, Vol 332
Review: If It Feels Good, Perhaps It Is
Margaret Boden    Times Higher Education, May
Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality
Patricia S. Churchland     Princeton University
Can Innate, Modular “Foundations” Explain Morality? Challenges for Haidtʼs Moral Foundations Theory
Patricia S. Churchland, Christopher L. Suhler    Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience – 23:9, 2103-2116.
Reprint: Moral Decision-Making and the Brain
Patricia S. Churchland   Oxford Handbook of Neuroethics – ed J. Illes and B. J. Sahakian, New York: Oxford.
The Brain and It’s Self
Patricia S. Churchland    Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society – March 2011, 155(1):41-50.
When It’s an Error to Mirror: The Surprising Reputational Costs of Mimicry
Liam C. Kavanagh, Christopher L. Suhler, Patricia S. Churchland, Piotr Winkielman    Psychological Science – October 22, Volume 10, 1274-1276

2010

Roots of Right and Wrong
Opinion Special: Science Wakes Up to Morality
Patricia S. Churchland   New Scientist – October 16

2009

Control: Conscious and Otherwise
Patricia S. Churchland, Christopher L. Suhler   Trends in Cognitive Neurosciences
Psychology and Medical Decision-Making
Patricia S. Churchland, Christopher L. Suhler    American Journal of Bioethics – September 2009, 79-81
Inference to the Best Decision
Patricia S. Churchland   Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience –  ed J. Bickle

2008

The Impact of Neuroscience on Philosophy
Patricia S. Churchland   Neuron – November 6, Volume 60
Human Dignity from a Neurophilosophical Perspective
Patricia S. Churchland
Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President’s Council on Bioethics – ed by A. Schulman. 99-121.

2007

Neurophilosophy: The Early Years and New Directions
Patricia S. Churchland    Functional Neurology – 22(4): 185-195, October
Two Heads, A Marriage Devoted to the Mind-Body Problem
Larissa MacFarquhar    The New Yorker – February 12
Review: The Stuff of Thought by S. Pinker.   Nature

2006
Do We Have Free Will?
Patricia S. Churchland   The New Scientist – November 2006, 18
Reprint: Can Neurobiology Teach Us Anything About Consciousness?
Philosophy of Cognitive Science: Classical and Contemporary Readings – ed D. Chalmers, Oxford University Press
Reprint: From Descartes to Neural Networks
In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy, 51-53.
Reprint: How Do Neurons Know?
In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy, 54-59.
Reprint: Could a Machine Think?
Paul Churchland, Patricia S. Churchland   In the Agora: The Public Face of Canadian Philosophy, 70-82.

2005

A Neurophilosophical Slant on Consciousness Research
Patricia S. Churchland   Progress in Brain Research – eds. V.A. Casagrande, R. W. Guillery, S. M. Sherman, 285-294
Reprint:  Sphinx – 2005
Moral Decision-Making and the Brain
Patricia S. Churchland
Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Research, Practice, and Policy  – ed. J. Illes, Oxford University Press, 3-16
Reprint:  Moral Decision-Making and the Brain: Inaugural Address
Behind and Beyond the Brain – Proceedings of the Instituicao de Utilidade Publica, Fundacao Bial. 2005. 23-39.
Brains Wide Shut
Patricia S. Churchland   New Scientist – April 30, 46-49.
Review: The Ethical Brain by Michael Gazzaniga.   American Scientist

2004

How Do Neurons Know?
Patricia S. Churchland   Daedalus Winter – 2004: On Learning. 42-50.
Cerebro y Responsibilidad / translation of Decisions, Responsibility, and the Brain
Nuevos Aminos del Conocimiento –  2004, Santander Fondacion, 96 – 116.
Reprint:  Intertheoretica Reduction: A Neuroscientist’s Field Guide
translated into Polish: Interteoretska Redukcija: Podrocni Vodnik za Nervoznanstvenike   Analiza – 8(3) 60-72.

2003

Reprint:  Self-Representation in Nervous Systems
The Self: From Soul to Brain – eds. J. LeDoux, J. Debiec, H. Moss. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1001: 31-38.
The Neural Mechanisms of Moral Cognition: A Multiple-Aspect Approach to Moral Judgment and Decision-Making
Patricia S. Churchland, W. D. Casebeer   Biology and Philosophy – 18:169-194.

2002
Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy
Patricia S. Churchland.   Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press
Japanese Translation    2005, Sozo Shuppan
Self-Representation in Nervous Systems
Patricia S. Churchland   Science – Vol. 296: 308-310
Neural Worlds and Real Worlds
Patricia S. Churchland   Nature Reviews/Neuroscience – 3:903-907, September
Neuroscience: Reflections on the Neural Basis of Morality
Patricia S. Churchland   Neuroethics: Charting the Field – ed. J. Illes. Dana Press, November, 2002.
Reprint:  Can Neurobiology Teach us Anything About Consciousness?
Editura Academiei Romane – 26:133-154.

2001

Why Neuroscience Still Needs Pioneers
Patricia S. Churchland   Carving our Destiny: Scientific Research Faces a New Millenium – ed. Susan Fitzpatrick, John T. Beuer.
National Academy of Sciences Publications. Joseph Henry Press, 117-122.
The View from Here: The Nonsymbolic Structure of Spatial Representations
I. Farber, W. Peterman, Patricia S. Churchland
The Foundations of Cognitive Science – ed. J. Branquinho. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2000

Foreword: The Computer and the Brain (New Edition) by John von Neumann. Yale University Press, 11-22

1999

The Mind-Brain Problem
Patricia S. Chuchland, Paul M. Churchland
The Brain of Homo Sapiens – Vol. 4, Frontiere della Biologica, eds. E. Bizzi, P. Calissano, V. Volterra
Entries on Dualism, Eliminative Materialism, Emergent Properties, Epiphenomena, Mentalism, Neurophilosophy, Reductionism
Dictionary of Biological Psychology – ed. Philip Winn, Routledge Ltd.

1998

What Can We Expect from a Theory of Consciousness?
Patricia S. Churchland   Advances in Neurology – Vol 77
Consciousness: At the Frontiers of Neuroscience – eds. H. Jasper, L. Descarries, V. Castellucci, S. Rossignol. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven. 19-32.
On the Contrary: Critical Essays 1987-1997
Paul M. Churchland, Patricia S. Churchland.   Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press

1997

Recent Work on Consciousness: Philosophical, Empirical and Theoretical
Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland   Seminars in Neurology – 17: 101-108, July
Reprint:  Cognitive Studies: Bulletin of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society – 4: 45-55
Reprint: Can Neurobiology Teach Us Anything about Consciousness?
The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates – ed. Block, Flanagan, Guzeldere. MIT Press. 127-140
Brainshy: Nonneural Theories of Conscious Experience
Patricia S. Churchland   Consciousness — Papers for Tucson II – ed. S. Hameroff, J. Laukes et al.
The Neurophilosopher: An Interview with Patricia Smith Churchland
Imagine There’s No Heaven; Voices of Secular Humanism – eds. Matt Cherry, Tom Flynn, Timothy Madigan.  Council of Secular Humanism Place for Publication.  95-102.

1996

Does Consciousness Emerge from Quantum Processes?
Patricia S. Churchland, Stuart Hameroff, Roger Penrose   The Times Higher.  April, 5
Toward a Neurobiology of the Mind
Patricia S. Churchland   The Mind-Brain Continuum – ed. Llinas, Churchland.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 281-303.
The Hornswoggle Problem
Patricia S. Churchland    Journal of Consciousness Studies. 3:402-8.
Reprint:  Could a Machine Think?
Readings in Language and Mind – ed. Geirsson, Losonsky.  Blackwells. 273-281.
Feeling Reasons
Patricia S. Churchland   Decision-Making and the Brain – ed. A. R. Damasio, H. Damasioand, Y. Christen. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 181-199.

1995
Imagine There’s No Heaven: Voices of Secular Humanism
An Interview with Patricia S. Churchland   Free Inquiry – Volume 15
Take it Apart and See How it Runs
Patricia S, Churchland, From Speaking Minds, Interviews with Twenty Eminent Cognitive Scientists – ed. P. Baumgautner, S. Payr,  Princeton University Press
Machine Intelligence
Paul M. Churchland, Patricia S. Churchland   Scientific American – Anniversary Edition
Gaps in Penrose’s Toiling
R. Grush, Patricia S. Churchland    Journalof Consciousness Studies
Reprint:  Conscious Experience – ed. by T. Metzinger.  Berlin: Schoningh-Verlag.
Reprint:  Mind and Brain in the 21st Century – ed. C. Maar. Berlin: Rowohlt Verlag.
Replies to The Churchlands and their Critics
Paul M. Churchland, Patricia S. Churchland   ed. R. N. McCauley. Oxford: Blackwells.
Reprint:  Can Neurobiology Teach Us Anything about Consciousness?
Patricia S. Churchland    The Mind, The Brain, and Complex Adaptive Systems – ed. H. J. Morowtiz, J. L. Singer.  Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley.(1995).
Reprint:  Conscious Experience. – ed. T. Metzinger. Berlin: Schoningh Verlag.
Reprint:  Intertheoretic Reduction: A Neuroscientist’s Field-Guide
Nature’s Imagination – ed. by John Cornwell. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

1994

Filling In: Why Dennett is Wrong
Patricia S. Churchland,  V.  S. Ramachandran   Dennett and His Critics – ed. Bo Dahlbom.  Oxford: Blackwells.
Reprint:  Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science – ed. S. Davis, K. Akins.  Oxford: Oxford UP.
A Critique of Pure Vision
Patricia S. Churchland , V. S. Ramachandran, T. J. Sejnowski   Large-scale Neuronal Theories of the Brain – ed. C. Koch.  Cambridge, Mass.:  MIT Press.
Consciousness and the Neurosciences:  Philosophical and Theoretical Issues
I. Farber, Patricia S. Churchland   The Cognitive Neurosciences – ed. Michael Gazzaniga.  MIT Press
Reprint:  Could a Machine Think?
Thinking Computers and Virtual Persons – ed. E. Dietrich Academic Press.
Reprint:  Intertheoretic Reduction: A Neuroscientist’s Field Guide
The Mind-Body Problem: A Guide to the Current Debate – ed. R. Warner, T Szubka. Oxford: Blackwells. 41-54.

1993

Can Neurobiology Teach us Anything About Consciousness?
Patricia S. Churchland   Proceedings of the APA – Presidential Address, PacificDivision of the American Philosophical Association, March
Computation in the Age of Neuroscience
T. J.  Sejnowski, Patricia S. Churchland    The NewComputation – ed. D. Hillis.  MIT Press.

1992
The Computational Brain
Patricia S. Churchland, T.J. Sejnowski.   Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press
Italian Translation, Il Cervello Computazionale    1995, il Mulino: Bologna
German Translation,  Grundlagen zur Neuroinformatik und Nuerobiologie   1997, Viewag
The Mind-Brain Continuum
ed. R. R. Llinas, Patricia S. Churchland.   Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press
Neurophilosophy and Alzheimer’s Disease
ed. Y. Christen, Patricia S. Churchland. Berlin: Spinger-Verlag
Aristotle on Memory
Patricia S. Churchland, Georgios Anagnostopoulos   The Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory – ed. L. Squire.
Silicon Brains
T. J.  Sejnowski, Patricia S. Churchland   Byte – October

1991

Intertheoretic Reduction: A Neuroscientist’s Field Guide
Paul M. Churchland, Patricia S. Churchland   Seminars in the Neurosciences – 2: 249 – 256
Reprint:  Neurophilosophy and Alzheimer’s Disease  – ed. Y. Christen, Patricia S. Churchland.  Springer-Verlag.
Reprint: Modelos Cognitivos de laMente:  Investigacion Interdicplinaria en Ciencia Cognitiva – ed. J. L. Diaz, E. Villanueva. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Our Brains, Ourselves: Reflections on Neuroethical Questions
Patricia S. Churchland   Bioscience and Society – ed. D.J. Roy, B. E. Wynne, and R. W. Old.  Wiley & Sons.

1990

Is Neuroscience Relevant to Philosophy?
Patricia S. Churchland   Canadian Philosophers – ed. D. Copp.  University of Toronto Press.
Reprint:  Les Neurosciences Concernent – Elles La Philosophy?  Philosophie De L’Esprit Et Sciences Du Cerveau – ed. Jean-Noel Missa. Librarie Philosophique J. Vrin. (Paris)
Could a Machine Think?
Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland   Scientific American Vol. 262, 32-39, January
Reprint:  The Intentionality of Machines – ed. E. Dietrich.  Oxford: Blackwells.
Neural Representation and Neural Computation
Patricia S. Churchland, T. J. Sejnowski    Biological Computation and Mental Representation – ed. L. Nadel.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 15-48
Reprint:  Philosophy of Mind and Action Theory – ed. James Tomberlin. Ridgeview Publishing: Altascadero, CA.
Reprint:  From Reading to Neurons – ed. A. Galaburda. Cambridge,Mass. : MIT Press, 217-254

1989

Brain and Cognition
Patricia S. Churchland, T. J. Sejnowski    Foundations of Cognitive Science – ed. M. Posner.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
From Descartes to Neural Networks
Patricia S. Churchland    Scientific American 261: 118, July

1988

Reduction and the Neurobiological Basis of Consciousness
Patricia S. Churchland    Consciousness in Contemporary Science – ed. A. M. Marcel, E. Bisiach.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 273-304.
Philosophy in the Age of Neuroscience
Patricia S. Churchland    U.S. News and World Report – June 27
The Significance of Neuroscience for Philosophy
Patricia S. Churchland    Trends In Neurosciences – 11: 304-307
Replies to Corballis and to Bishop
Patricia S. Churchland    Biology and Philosophy – 3, 393-402
What is Computational Neuroscience
T.J. Sejnowski, C.  Koch, Patricia S. Churchland    Science – 241:1299-1306
Reprint:  Encyclopedia of Neuroscience
Reprint:  Connectionist Modeling and Brain Function: The Developing Interface – C.  R. Olson. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience
Patricia S. Churchland,  T. J. Sejnowski    Science – 242:741-745
Reprint:  From Molecules To Minds – ed. Katrina Kelner, American Association for theAdvancement of Science
Reprint:  Perspectives on Cognitive Neuroscience – ed. Lister, Weingartner.  Oxford: Oxford University Press. 3-23

1987

Epistemology in the Age of Neuroscience
Patricia S. Churchland   The Journal of Philosophy – 84, 544-552, October

1986

Replies to Commentaries on Neurophilosophy
Patricia S. Churchland   Inquiry, 29,  241-272
Neurophilosophy: Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain
Patricia S. Churchland     Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press
Finnish Translation, Neurofilosphia.   2004, Helsinki: Terra Cognita
Korean Translation     2005, Chulhak Kwa Hyunsil Sa Publishing Co.

1984

Psychology and the Study of the Mind-Brain:  Reply to Carr, Brown and Sudevan
Patricia S. Churchland    Neuroscience – 13, 1401-1404

1983

Stalking the Wild Epistemic Engine
Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland    Nous – 17, 5-18, March.  Symposium for the American Philosophical Association, Western Division
Reprint:  Mind and Cognition – ed. W. Lycan.  Oxford: Blackwells. 300-311
Consciousness: The Transmutation of a Concept
Patricia S. Churchland    Pacific Philosophical Quarterly – 64, 80-95
Content: Semantic and Information-Theoretic
Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland    The Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Is the Visual System As Smart As It Looks?
Patricia S. Churchland    Proceedings of the Philosophy of Science Association – Symposia Vol 2. 541-552
Ojemann’s Data: Provocative but Mysterious   
Patricia S. Churchland   The Behavioral and Brain Sciences – 6, 211-212
Dennett’s Instrumentalism: A Frog at the Bottom of the Mug
Patricia S. Churchland    The Behavioral and Brain Sciences – 6, 358-9

1982

Mind-Brain Reduction: New Light From the Philosophy of Science
Patricia S. Churchland    Neuroscience – 7, 1041-1047, June

1981

Is Determinism Self-Refuting?
Patricia S. Churchland   Mind – 90, 99-101, January
On the Alleged Backwards Referral of Experiences and Its Relevance to the Mind-Body Problem
Patricia S. Churchland   Philosophy of Science – 165-181
How Many Angels?
Patricia S. Churchland   The Behavioral and Brain Sciences – 4, 236
Functionalism, Qualia and Intentionality
Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland   Philosophical Topics – 12, 121-145, Spring 1981
Reprint:  Mind, Brain, and Function – ed. R. Shahan, J. Biro. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press
The Timing of Sensations: Reply to Libet
Patricia S. Churchland   Philosophy of Science – 492-497, September

1980

A Perspective on Mind-Brain Research
Patricia S. Churchland   The Journal of Philosophy – 77, 185-207, April
Reprint:  The Philosopher’s Annual – ed. D. L. Boyers, R. Grim, T.  J.  Saunders.  Ridgeview California: Ridgeview Publishing Co., 1-24
Language, Thought, and Information Processing
Patricia S. Churchland   Nous – 14, 147-170, May
Neuroscience and Psychology:  Should the Labor Be Divided?
Patricia S. Churchland   The Behavioral and Brain Sciences – 3, 133

1978

Fodor on Language Learning
Patricia S. Churchland   Synthese – 38, 149-159, May 1, 1978
The Virtuosity of the Sensory Cortex and the Perils of Common Sense
Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland    The Behavioral and Brain Sciences – 1, 144
Internal States and Cognitive Theories
Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland    The Behavioral and Brain Sciences – 1, 348

1976

How Quine Perceives Perceptual Similarity
Patricia S. Churchland    Canadian Journal of Philosophy –  6, 251-255, June

1974

Logical Form and Ontological Decision
Patricia S. Churchland    The Journal of Philosophy – 71. Abstract, 599-600, Oct. 10, 1974