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           08:00 - 10:30     Thesis Defence
Behavioral and neural mechanism of dual task interference in simulated driving



Opposite the ARAJ, Artesh Highway, Tehran, Iran
School of Cognitive Sciences, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM),

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           15:00 - 16:30     Seminar
Genuine Empathy with Inanimate Objects, A Solution Based on Phenomenologically Inspired 4E Cognition


How do we enter into empathic relations with inanimate objects (IO)? Do we indirectly infer that they possess mental states, or directly perceive them as mental things? In recent years these questions have been addressed by a number of authors. Some argue in favor of an indirect approach that involves mediatory procedures; others defend a direct approach that postulates no intermediate. In this paper, I argue on the side of the latter. I show that all indirect versions have been proposed so far namely Simulation Theory (ST), Imaginative Perception and Motor Imagining suffer some sort of shortcomings. In contrast with these ...