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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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In a recent review article in Na... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In a recent review article in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Antonio Rangel, Colin Camerer and Read Montague suggest a framework for neuroeconomic research. Indeed, the ve ... Read on »
Just noticed this very attractiv... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Just noticed this very attractive title by the Brafman brothers- The book, Sway –the irresistable pull of irrational behavior, “will challenge your every thought”, accor ... Read on »
Does economics need brain scienc... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Does economics need brain science? This is the aim of a recent article in the Economist. Throughout the history of economics, major advances have sometimes come from ar ... Read on »
One of the most exiting new fiel... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics One of the most exiting new fields of neuroscience is neuroeconomics. As the name indicate, this field investigates the decision-making processes that underlie economic ... Read on »
Lying seems to be the topic of t... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Lying seems to be the topic of the day. In the last month alone two popular articles have appeared covering recent attempts to unveil the brain signatures of lying. The ... Read on »
Just found this interesting blog... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Just found this interesting blog called Mixing Memory. From the blog you can read: The Intellectual Teeth of the Mind Early one morning earlier this week, I recei ... Read on »
It has taken me some time to dig... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics It has taken me some time to digest the impressions from the 1½ day International Imaging Genetics conference held in Irvine a couple of weeks ago. This is probably bec ... Read on »
In the wake of my post yesterday... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics In the wake of my post yesterday about US government attempts to build a workable lie detector for use in the war on terror, here is an article about Jonathan Moreno, b ... 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 »
I have mentioned this as a headl... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics I have mentioned this as a headline at SCR. A new study demonstrates that Nalmefene, an experimental drug, has positive treatment effects on compulsive gambling. It wor ... Read on »
Here’s a new field of scientific... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Here’s a new field of scientific enquiry: Political Biology, or biopolitics. It sounds strange, doesn’t it? To me, it sounds most like politicians trying to influence h ... Read on »
For some years now the marketing... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics For some years now the marketing industry has been intrigued by the possiblity of using brain science to get a handle on people’s secret desires. Using brain scanners, ... Read on »
Judy Illes , director of the Pro... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Judy Illes, director of the Program in Neuroethics at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, has a new paper out in last Friday’s Science. Co-written with a large n ... Read on »
Every week there seem to be new ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Every week there seem to be new papers out on some neuroeconomics or neuromarketing related topic. Let me briefly mention three new papers I’ve stumbled over during the ... Read on »
There is now an online-only publ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics There is now an online-only published paper in PNAS from the Max Planck Institute on the evolution of language. What is surprising is that the researchers have used fun ... Read on »
The brain changes continually. N... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The brain changes continually. Not only during development or ageing, but over generations, too. While the common popular notion is that the human brain of today is ide ... Read on »
While we are thinking about brai... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics While we are thinking about brain evolution, consider this study by Evans et al. in Science. They studied the gene Microencephalin (MCPH), which is known for its severe ... Read on »
Parts of a private email exchang... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics Parts of a private email exchange between philosophers Dan Dennett and Michael Ruse have been published on ID doyen William Dembski’s blog. And apparently with the perm ... Read on »
As a finale to the two previous ... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics As a finale to the two previous posts about brain evolution, let me end by referring to this study by Mekel-Bobrov et al in Science. If you have followed blogs s ... Read on »
The slides of most of the presen... by Thomas Z. Ramsøy Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Bioethics The slides of most of the presentation from this year’s International Imaging Genetics Conference are now available through their website. I surely hope they’ll add the ... Read on »