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Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy

Copenhagen, Denmark
Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy (b. 1973 in Oslo, Norway) is a cognitive neuroscientist, trained in clinical and scientific neuropsychology. His work at Copenhagen Business School and Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance in Copenhagen, Denmark focuses on a range of different aspects... Full Bio
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Adina Roskies is a neurophilos... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Adina Roskies is a neurophilosopher with a strong interest in neuroethics. (See a list below with some of her contributions to the field.) Recently she spoke on th ... Read on »
"It is much clearer that conscio... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics “It is much clearer that consciousness is determined by physical states of the brain than it is that a separate mind perceives and acts through the brain” (Stephen Walk ... Read on »
"The time in which the chimpanze... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics “The time in which the chimpanzee lives is limited in past and future” Wolfgang Köhler once wrote. One of the things we see as a typical human trait is the ability to p ... Read on »
(This is a follow-up on Martins ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics (This is a follow-up on Martins and my brief review) In the latest issue of Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Kovas and Plomin has an article about the implications of " ... Read on »
A core question in the study of ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A core question in the study of personality and intelligence is about the relative contribution of inherited traits and learned behaviours. How much nature vs how much ... Read on »
A hidden island of value-based decisions by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The role of the insula in many human behaviors Following up on my lead on Antoine Bechara’s upcoming visit, it is worthnotinv one of the new trends in decision ma ... Read on »
A lot of our fellow science blog... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A lot of our fellow science bloggers covered this year’s Nobel Prizes in medicine, physics, and economics. So, let me take the opportunity to congratulate Orhan Pamuk, ... Read on »
A neuroeconomic framework by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In arecent review articlein Nature Reviews Neuroscience,Antonio Rangel,Colin CamererandRead Montaguesuggest a framework for neuroeconomic research. Indeed, the very core ... Read on »
A new issue of Social Neuroscien... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A new issue of Social Neuroscience is now out. It contains a discussion of Broca’s area in language and gesturing (or, meaningful behaviours); the phenomenon of what we ... Read on »
A new report in Nature demonstra... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A new report in Nature demonstrates that electrical stimulation of the temporoparietal junction in the brain induces a sensation of the presence of an illusory “shadowy ... Read on »
A recent book review (subscripti... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A recent book review (subscription required) in Nature Neuroscience looks at two new textbooks in cognitive neuroscience. One of these is the recent Cognition, Brain an ... Read on »
A recent meta-analysis by Robert... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A recent meta-analysis by Roberts, Walton and Viechtbauer published in Psychological Bulletin demonstrate that personality traits change over time. Some things that cha ... Read on »
A special issue of Anatomy and E... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A special issue of Anatomy and Embryology is out, dedicated to the issue of brain structure vs. function. It has several interesting articles, such as the developmental ... Read on »
A unique opportunity to learn ab... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics A unique opportunity to learn about contemporary neuroeconomics We are writing to you in connection with the Conference on Neuroeconomics (ConNEcs 2008), whic ... Read on »
Adolescence is a period of drama... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Adolescence is a period of dramatic transformation in the healthy human brain, leading to both regional and general brain volume changes. Recent high-resolution Magn ... Read on »
After being long underway, the s... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics After being long underway, the study by Schaefer et al on how we perceive familiar car brands is finally out, in NeuroImage. Basically, they showed different car brands ... Read on »
After writing this weekend’s pos... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics After writing this weekend’s post on music (below) I got thinking that maybe I should consider updating my wildly popular post on bioaesthetics books - i.e. books looki ... Read on »
Alien hand syndrome on youtube by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I just found this through mindhacks, and thought it was nice how well this illustrates the amazement one can get from witnessing neurological injury and disease. Through ... Read on »
An online published paper by Joh... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics An online published paper by John Hyman provides a thorough criticism of two major contributors to the emergent field of neuroaesthetics, V.S. Ramachandran and Semir Ze ... Read on »