November 2022 NEWS
The PNPP research group was well represented at the Bi-Annual Philosophy of Science Association Meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA, November 10-13, 2022. Jackie Sullivan gave a talk, “Reflections on Collaborations with Neuroscientists” as part of the SRPoiSE Cognate Society session: Engaging science with philosophy: Case studies, empirical data, and reflections on collaborations between philosophers and scientists. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sarah Arnaud, presented a paper she co-authored with Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien, titled “The New Self-Advocacy Activism in Psychiatry: Toward a Scientific Turn” as part of the AAPP Cognate Society Session: Psychiatric Practice and Philosophy of Psychiatry. PhD Students (in alphabetical order) Owen Chevalier, Kardelen Kucuk, and Jaipreet Mattu each presented a poster at the Poster Session on Friday evening, November 11. Everyone did a fabulous job as you can see from the photos below!
PSA POSTER SESSION
October 2022 NEWS
Kardelen Kucuk presented her paper, ““Representationalism About Moods: In Defence of the Hybrid View”” at The Atlantic Region Philosophers’ Association (ARPA) Meeting held October 14-15, 2022 at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Sarah Arnaud was interviewed by Nick Zautra for Episode 83 of the SCI PHI Podcast! http://sciphipod.org/podcast/2022/10/21/episode-83-sarah-arnaud
Jackie Sullivan gave a talk, “Collaborations at the Intersection of Naturalism and Epistemology of Science with a Focus on Translational Cognitive Neuroscience” at The New Naturalism Workshop, WIKO Berlin, Oct. 13-14, 2022. (via Zoom)
September 2022 NEWS
Jaipreet Mattu gave a talk “Psychedelic Psychiatry and Philosophy of Science” as part of the MIND Foundatation’s Philosophy Series on September 20, 2022. https://mind-foundation.org/event/philosophy-series-psychedelic-psychiatry-and-philosophy-of-science/
July 2022 NEWS
Sarah Arnaud and Amy MacKinnon both gave talks at the 3rd Joint Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP) and the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) held July 19-22, 2022 at the University of Milan in Milan, Italy.
Sarah Arnaud gave a talk and also presented a poster at the International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE) conference held July 15-18, 2022 at the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, California USA.
Jackie Sullivan gave a talk at the the Nencki School of Ideas in Neuroscience held July 3-8 in Warsaw, Poland and organized by the Nencki Open Lab. https://nenckiopenlab.org/school-of-ideas/
May 2022 NEWS
Sarah Arnaud and Anne-Marie Gagne-Julien presented their paper, “How Feminist Standpoint Theory Can Explain the New Activism in Psychiatry” at the Annual Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry Meeting held May 21-22, 2022 in New Orleans, LA, USA.
Jaipreet Mattu co-organized a very successful 2nd Annual Rotman Graduate Student Conference on Models and Idealizations (May 12-13, 2022) with awesome keynote speakers Angela Potochnik (Cincinnati) and Sarah Gallagher (Western) and a stellar and diverse set of talks by PhD students from all across the globe. Congratulations to Jaipreet and her co-organizers on a job well done! https://www.rotman.uwo.ca/event/rgsc2022/
Jackie Sullivan was named the 2022 Graham and Gail Wright Distinguished Scholar in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Western. https://www.uwo.ca/arts//index.html
Jaipreet Mattu presented “What can mice tell us about the psychedelic experience?” at the First Annual Philosophy Department 3-Minute Thesis event held on May 5, 2022.
APRIL 2022 NEWS
Congratulations to all 4 PhD students of the PNPP Research Group for receiving Rotman Graduate Student Funding Awards for Summer 2022 for the following projects:
Owen Chevalier received funding for his research project titled “How is online discourse reshaping the concept of ADHD?”
Kardelen Kucuk received funding for her research project titled “A New Framework for Emotion Research: Lessons from the Mechanism Debate”
Amy MacKinnon received funding for her research project titled “How to Make Patients’ Perspectives Relevant for Informing Causal Models of Mental Illness”
Jaipreet Mattu received funding for her research project titled “Integrating psychological descriptions versus neuroscientific explanations of psychedelic drug action: a challenge for rodent translational research on depression”
Jaipreet Mattu presented her paper, “Construct validity and the head-twitch response (HTR) as a measure of hallucinogenic activity in mouse models of serotonergic psychedelics” as part of the “Philosophy and Neuroscience Graduate Student Showcase” organized by John Bickle (Mississippi State) and the Deep South Philosophy and Neuroscience Workgroup, at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Meeting, April 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Here is a link to photos from the event, which included commentaries by Megan Delehanty (Calgary) and Lauren Ross (UC Irvine). http://deepsouthphilneuro.com/lets-hear-it-for-the-graduate-students/
Rotman Postdoctoral Associate, Sarah Arnaud, presented her paper, “First-person perspective, activism, and scientific inquiry of autism: towards an integrative approach” as part of a contributed session on Psychopathology at the 113th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, March/April 2022 held in Mobile, Alabama, USA.