Nicholas Humphrey. Papers for download.

 
 
(2017) "Humans are the only animals who crave oblivion through suicide".Aeon  28 July 2017
 
(2017) "The Invention of Consciousness", Topoi, special issue,  forthcoming.
 
(2016) "Redder than Red: Illusionism or Phenomenal Surrealism? Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23, pp.116-123.
 
(2016) "A riddle written on the brain". Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23, pp. 278-87
 
(2016) "Dissociation of the Reach and the Grasp in the Destriate (V1) Monkey Helen: A New Anatomy for the Dual Visuomotor Channel Theory of Reaching."  Exp Brain Res. 
 
(2015) "Consciousness as Art", Scientific American Mind, May/June 2015, pp. 65-69
 
(2015)  "Consciousness Spirited Away", Interalia Magazine, April 2015
 
(2012) "Late night thoughts on 'explaining' consciousness." Unpublished, 2007.
 
(2012) "The evolutionary psychology of healing: a human success story." Current Biology, Sept 10, vol 22. no. 17
 
(2012) "'This chimp will kick you ass at memory games, but how the hell does he do it?'". Trends in Cognitive Science, July 12, vol 16, no. 7
 
(2011) "The evolved self-management system." Interview on EDGE
 
(2011) "Rene Descartes: Philosopher, Dreamer, Poet." Introduction to Folio Society edition of Discourse and Meditations
 
(2010) "Beauty's Child: Sexual Selection, Nature Worship and the Love of God"
 
(2009) Helen “a blind monkey who saw everything”. Oxford Companion to Consciousness , ed. Tim Bayne, Axel Cleeremans, Patrick Wilken, pp. 343-345, 2009
 
(2008) "Getting the measure of consciousness", Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement, 173 pp. 264-269, 2008
 
(2008) "Questioning consciousness" Seed Magazine, January/February, 30-32
 
(2007) "The society of selves". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 362, 745-754.
 

(2006) Killer Instinct: a Review of Niall Ferguson's "World of War: History's Century of Hatred", Prospect, September 2006

(2006) "Seeing Red: a Postscript"

(2006) "Science looks at fairness." Social Research, 73, 345-7, 2006

(2006) "Consciousness: the Achilles heel of Darwinism? Thank God, not quite". In  Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement, ed. John Brockman, pp. 50-64, New York: Vintage.

(2005) "Human hand-walkers: five siblings who never stood up." CPNSS Discussion Paper,DP 77/05, 2005 (with John R Skoyles and Roger Keynes)

(2005) "Do babies know what they look like? Doppelgängers and the phenomenology of infancy." In Perspectives on Imitation: From Cognitive Neuroscience to Social Science. Vol. 2., ed. Susan Hurley and Nick Chater, pp. 178-80, Cambridge Ma.: MIT Press.

(2004) "A Self Worth Having" Interview on EDGE

(2004) "A Family Affair". In Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist, ed. John Brockman, p.3-12, New York: Pantheon Books.

(2004) "Beauty's Child: an Essay in Evolutionary Aesthetics"

(2004) "The Placebo Effect," In Gregory, Richard L, Ed. Oxford Companion to the Mind. Second Edition. Oxford University Press.

(2004) "Thinking about Feeling", In Gregory, Richard L., Ed. Oxford Companion to the Mind. Second Edition. Oxford University Press.

(2002) "To be or not to be." Response to EDGE Question 2002 "What is your Question?"

(2002) "Shamanism and cognitive evolution" . Cambridge Archaeological Journal 12:91-93.

(2002) "Follow My Leader," In Humphrey, Nicholas, The Mind Made Flesh: Essays from the Frontiers of Evolution and Psychology, chapter 24, pages 330-339. Oxford University Press.

(2002) "The Deformed Transformed," In Humphrey, Nicholas, The Mind Made Flesh: Essays from the Frontiers of Psychology and Evolution, chapter 14, pages 165-199. Oxford University Press.

(2002) "Great Expectations: The Evolutionary Psychology of Faith-Healing and the Placebo Effect", in Humphrey, Nicholas, The Mind Made Flesh: Essays from the Frontiers of Psychology and Evolution, chapter 19, pages 255-85, Oxford University Press.

(2002) "Bugs and Beasts before the Law," In Humphrey, Nicholas, The Mind Made Flesh: Essays from the Frontiers of Psychology and Evolution, chapter 18, pages 235-254, Oxford University Press.

(2002) "Behold the Man," In Humphrey, Nicholas, The Mind Made Flesh: Essays from the Frontiers of Psychology and Evolution, chapter 16, pages 206-231, Oxford University Press.

(2000) "How to solve the mind-body problem."Journal of Consciousness Studies 7(4):5-20.

(2000) "In Reply" [Reply to Commentaries on "How to Solve the Mind-Body Problem"]. Journal of Consciousness Studies 7(4):98-112.

(2000) "One Self: a Meditation on the Unity of Consciousness." Social Research 67(4):32-39.

(2000) "The Privatization of Sensation," In Heyes, Celia and Huber, Ludwig, Eds. The Evolution of Cognition, pages 241-252. MIT, Cambridge, Ma..

(2000) "Dreaming as Play." Behavioral & Brain Sciences , 23, 953.

(1999) "Why Grandmothers May Need Large Brains." Psycoloquy 10(024).

(1998) "Cave Art, Autism, and the Evolution of the Human Mind." Cambridge Archaeological Journal 8(2):165-191.

(1998) "What shall we tell the children?" In Williams, Wes, Ed. The Values of Science [The 1997 Oxford Amnesty Lectures], pages 58-79. Westview Press.

(1997) "Technology and Science". In Technology and the Rest of Culture, Social Research, 64, 1115-1118, 1997.

(1997) "Varieties of altruism - and the common ground between them." Social Research 64:199-209.

(1996) "The Bounds of Reason." Prospect, 34-37, January 1996.

(1994) "The private world of consciousness."  New Scientist, pp. 23-25, 8 January 1994.

(1993) City of mists and fruitful mellowness.Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington), July 1993.

(1989) "Speaking for our selves: an assessment of multiple personality disorder".Raritan 9(1):68-98.

(1987) "The Uses of Consciousness." Fifteenth James Arthur Memorial Lecture, pages 1-25, American Museum of Natural History, New York.

(1983) "The Lessons of the Night." New Society, 65, 275-277, 1983.

(1983) "Homo psychologicus." Introduction to Consciousness Regained, OUP, 1983

(1983) The Path to Self-Knowledge. Extract from Consciousness Regained, OUP 1983

(1982) "Consciousness: a Just-So story." New Scientist, 95 pages 473-477.

(1982) "An Immodest Proposal". Sanity,  June

(1981) "Four Minutes to Midnight". The BBC Bronowski Lecture

(1980) "Nature's Psychologists." In Josephson, B. D. and Ramachandran, V. S., Eds. Consciousness and the Physical World, chapter 4, pages 57-80. Oxford: Pergamon Press.

(1980) "Natural Aesthetics". in Architecture for People., ed. Byron Mikellides, pages 59-73, Studio Vista

(1979) "The Mother of Invention". BBC Radio Three

(1979) "The biological basis of collecting. " Human Nature, February , pages 44-47,

(1978) "Effects of red light and loud noise on the rate at which monkeys sample the sensory environment."Perception 7:343-348.

(1977) "Do monkey's subjective clocks run faster in red light than in blue?" Perception 6:7-14.

(1977) "Unfoldings of mental life." Science, 196, 755-756, 1977.

(1976) "The Social Function of Intellect," in Bateson, P. P. G. and Hinde, R.A., Eds.Growing Points in Ethology, chapter 9, pages 303-317. Cambridge University Press.

(1976) "How monkeys acquire a new way of seeing."Perception 5:51-56.

(1976) "The colour currency of nature." In Colour for Architecture, ed. T.Porter and B.Mikellides, pp. 95-98, Studio-Vista, London..

(1975) "Interactive effects of unpleasant light and unpleasant sound." Nature 253(5490):346-347.

(1974) "Species and individuals in the perceptual world of monkeys." Perception 3:105-114.

(1974) "Vision in a monkey without striate cortex: a case study." Perception 3:241-255.

(1974) "The reaction of monkeys to 'fearsome' pictures." Nature 251(5475):500-502.

(1974) "The apparent heaviness of colours." Nature, 250, 164-165

(1973) "The illusion of beauty." Perception 2:429-439.

(1973) "Status and the left cheek." In New Scientist, 59 , pp. 437-439.

(1973) "Turning the left cheek." Nature, 243, 271-272.

(1972) "Seeing and Nothingness." New Scientist, 53, 682-684, 1972.

(1972) " 'Interest' and 'pleasure': two determinants of a monkey's visual preferences." Perception 1:395-416.

(1971) "Ventral temporal lobe lesions and oddity performance in monkeys." Brain Research, 30, 253-263, 1971.

(1971) "Contrast illusions in perspective." Nature, 232, 91- 93.

(1971) "Colour and brightness preferences in monkeys." Nature, 229, 615-617, 1971.

(1970) "What the frog's eye tells the monkey's brain."Brain, Behaviour, Evolution, 3, 324-337, 1970.

(1967) "Vision in monkeys after removal of the striate cortex". Nature, 215, 595-597..