Published Articles, Book Reviews, Interviews

Conscience: The Brain’s Moral Positioning System (in press, due out 2019)
Patricia S. Churchland.  New York: Norton
The Computational Brain
25th Anniversary Edition
Revised Forward: Patricia S. Churchland, T.J. Sejnowski.  Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
The Brains Behind Morality
Patricia S. Churchland   Cerebrum

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


Blending Computational and Experimental_Neuroscience
Patricia S. Churchland, Terrence J. Sejnowski    Neuroscience – Sept 9


Brains, Genes and Primates
Patricia S. Churchland    Neuron – May 6, Volume 86


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
The Neurobiological Platform for Moral Values
Patricia S. Churchland    Behaviour – 151, 283-296
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 511


Foreword to Word and Object (2nd edition), by W. V. O. Quine, MIT Press: Cambridge, MA
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

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.
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

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

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.

Neurophilosophy: The Early Years and New Directions

Patricia S. Churchland    Functional Neurology – 22(4): 185-195.
Review: The Stuff of Thought by S. Pinker.   Nature

Moral Decision-Making and the Brain

Patricia S. Churchland   Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Theory, Practice and Policy – ed. J. Illes. Oxford University Press. 3-16.
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.


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


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.
Intertheoretica Reduction: A Neuroscientist’s Field Guide
translated into Polish: Interteoretska Redukcija: Podrocni Vodnik za Nervoznanstvenike   Analiza – 8(3) 60-72.


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.


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.
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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Recent Work on Consciousness:  Philosophical, Empirical and Theoretical
Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland   Seminars in Neurology – 17: 101-108.
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.


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.


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 Churchland and their Critics
Paul M. Churchland, Patricia S. Churchland   ed. R. N. McCauley. Oxford: Blackwells.
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-Reductionism: A Neuroscientist’s Field-Guide
Nature’s Imagination – ed. by John Cornwell. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


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:  Philosophicaland 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:  Inter-Theoretic 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.

Can Neuroscience Teach us Anything About Consciousness?

Patricia S. Churchland   Proceedings of the APA – Presidential Address, PacificDivision of the American Philosophical Association


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
Computation in the Age of Neuroscience
T. J.  Sejnowski, Patricia S. Churchland    The NewComputation – ed. D. Hillis.  MIT Press.


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.


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)
What is Computational Neuroscience?
Patricia S. Churchland,  T.J. Sejnowski, C. Koch   Computational Neuroscience – ed. E. Schwartz.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press
Could a Machine Think? Recent Arguments and New Prospects
Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland   Scientific American
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
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


Reductionism and the Neurobiological Basis of Consciousness
Patricia S. Churchland    Consciousnessin Contemporary Science – ed. A. M. Marcel, E. Bisiach.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 273-304.
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
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


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


Replies to Commentaries on Neurophilosophy
Patricia S. Churchland   Inquiry, 29,  241-272


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

Stalking the Wild Epistemic Engine

Patricia S. Churchland, Paul M. Churchland    Nous – 17, 5-18.  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


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


Is Determinism Self-Refuting?
Patricia S. Churchland   Mind – 90, 99-101
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
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


A Perspective on Mind-Brain Research
Patricia S. Churchland   The Journal of Philosophy – 77, 185-207
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
Neuroscience and Psychology:  Should the Labor Be Divided?
Patricia S. Churchland   The Behavioral and Brain Sciences – 3, 133


Fodor on Language Learning
Patricia S. Churchland   Synthese – 38, 149-159
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


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


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