I conduct interdisciplinary research in the areas of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience (see my publications below). In my lab in the philosophy department we conduct experiments on the nature of perception and cognition. I collaborate with a number of neuroscientists and psychologists from Monash University and around the world. For the next few years I am on a fellowship that allows me to focus exclusively on theories about brain function, which say the brain is primarily a sophisticated hypothesis tester.
My book The Predictive Mind is coming out with Oxford University Press in November 2013.
News: Bryan Paton recently submitted his thesis and was awarded a 1-year postdoctoral bridging fellowship from the School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University. Bryan will be working at the Monash Biomedical Imaging facility, in collaboration with the Philosophy & Cognition lab.
Palmer, C., Paton, B., Hohwy, J., Enticott, P. Forthcoming. Movement under uncertainty: The effects of the rubber-hand illusion vary along the nonclinical autism spectrum. Neuropsychologia. NEW
Hohwy, J., Palmer, C. Forthcoming. Social cognition as causal inference: implications for common knowledge and autism. Social Objects, John Michael and Mattia Gallotti (eds.) Springer. NEW
Paton, B., Skewes, J., Frith, C., Hohwy, J. 2013. Skull-bound perception and precision optimization through culture. Behavioural and Brain Sciences. 36(3):42. Commentary on target paper by Andy Clark. NEW
Hohwy, J. 2013. Delusions, illusions, and inference under uncertainty. Mind & Language 28: 57-71. DOI: 10.1111/mila.12008.
Palmer, C. J. Paton, B., T. Ngo, T. T., Thomson, R. H., Hohwy, J., and M. Miller, S. M. 2013. Individual differences in moral behavior: A role for response to risk and uncertainty? Neuroethics. Online First. 2012DOI: 10.1007/s12152-012-9158-4.
Van Doorn, G., Hohwy, J., Symmons, M. 2012. Capture of kinesthesis by a competing cutaneous input. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 74(7): 1539-1551. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-012-0327-7.
Hohwy, J. 2012. Attention and conscious perception in the hypothesis testing brain. Frontiers in Psychology 3:96. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00096.
Paton, B., Hohwy, J., Enticott, P. 2012. The rubber hand illusion reveals proprioceptive and sensorimotor differences in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 42(9): 1870-1883,. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-011-1430-7. [Final draft]
Hohwy, J. & Rajan, V. 2012. Delusions as Forensically Disturbing Perceptual Inferences. Neuroethics 5(1): 5-11. doi: 10.1007/s12152-011-9124-6
Hohwy, J. & Fox, E. 2012. Preserved aspects of consciousness in disorders of consciousness: A review and conceptual analysis. Journal of Consciousness Studies. 19 (3-4): 87-120.
Hohwy, J. 2011. Phenomenal variability and introspective reliability. Mind & Language 26(3): 261-286.
Hohwy, J. 2011. Mind-brain identity and evidential insulation. Philosophical Studies 153(3): 377-395. doi: 10.1007/s11098-010-9524-1.
Hohwy, J., Paton, B. 2010. Explaining away the body: experiences of supernaturally caused touch and touch on non-hand objects within the rubber hand illusion. PLoS ONE 5(2): e9416. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0009416.
Hohwy, J. 2010. The hypothesis testing brain: some philosophical implications. In ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science. Edited by Wayne Christensen, Elizabeth Schier, and John Sutton. Sydney: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science.
Hohwy, J. 2009. The neural correlates of consciousness: new experimental approaches needed? Consciousness and Cognition. 18: 428-438.
Hohwy, J., Reutens, D. 2009. A case for increased caution in end of life decision for disorders of consciousness. Monash Bioethics Review 28, No. 2: 13.1-13.13.
Hohwy, J., Roepstorff, A., Friston, K. 2008. Predictive coding explains binocular rivalry: an epistemological review. Cognition 108 (3): 687-701.
Hohwy, J. 2007. Functional integration and the mind. Synthese 159(3): 315-328.
Hohwy, J. 2007. The Sense of Self in the Phenomenology of Agency and Perception. Psyche 13/2 (Susanna Siegel, ed.).
Hohwy, J. 2007. The Search for Neural Correlates of Consciousness. Philosophy Compass 2/3: 461-474.
Hohwy, J. 2006. Internalized meaning factualism. Philosophia, Philosophical Quarterly of Israel 34:3: 325-336.
Hohwy, J., Rosenberg, R. 2005. Cognitive neuropsychiatry: conceptual and methodological issues. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 6(3): 192-197.
Hohwy, J., Rosenberg, R. 2005. Unusual experiences, reality testing and delusions of alien control. Mind & Language 20(2): 141-162.
Hohwy, J. 2005. Explanation and two conceptions of the physical. Erkenntnis 62: 71-89.
Hohwy, J. 2004. Evidence, explanation, and experience: On the harder problem of consciousness. The Journal of Philosophy CI (5): 242-254. Also found on Ned Block’s webpages.
Hohwy, J. 2004. The experience of mental causation. Behaviour and Philosophy 32, 377-400.
Hohwy, J. 2004. Top-down and bottom-up in delusion formation. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology 11(1): 65-70.
Hohwy, J., Frith, C. 2004. Studies of the neural correlates of consciousness can do better, but are on the right track. Journal of Consciousness Studies 11(1): 45–51.
Hohwy, J. 2003. Capacities, explanation and the possibility of disunity. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 17(2): 179–190.
Hohwy, J. 2003. Critical Notice: When Self-Consciousness Breaks, by Lynn Stephens & Graham. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 8: 237–242.
Hohwy, J. 2003. A reductio of Kripke-Wittgenstein’s objections to dispositionalism about meaning, Minds and Machines 13(2): 257–268.
Hohwy, J. 2002. Deflationism about truth and meaning. Southern Journal of Philosophy 40: 217–242.
Hohwy, J. 2002. Privileged self-Knowledge and externalism: A contextualist approach. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 83: 235–252.
Hohwy, J. 2001. Semantic primitivism and normativity. Ratio 14: 1–17.
Gold, I., Hohwy, J. 2000. Rationality and schizophrenic delusion. Mind and Language 15: 146–167, 2000. Also in Pathologies of Belief, M. Coltheart & M. Davies (eds.), Oxford: Blackwell.
Hohwy, J. 1997. Quietism and cognitive command. Philosophical Quarterly 47: 496–500.
Marshall, T. Up close and personal with Uta Frith. Australian Autism Aspergers Network Magazine 1/2013. A write up on mentor and collaborator Uta Frith.
Lenzen, M. Das Hypothesen testende Gehirn. Gehirn und Geist 4/2013. [A write up in German, partly on my book]
Hohwy, J. Adventures in blobology: 20 years of fMRI brain scanning. The Conversation, 3rd November 2011.
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