Publications

Papers

NB Preprints may not be identical with published versions, which may include corrections and supplements.
Please, refer to the final, published version of a paper if you would like to cite any of my work.

(32) Colombo, M. (online first). Bayesian cognitive science, predictive brains, and the nativism debate. Synthese.

(31) Wright, C., Colombo, M., & Beard, A. (2017). HIT and Brain Reward Function: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Theory). History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. 64, 28-40. [preprint]

(30) Klein, D., & Colombo, M. (forthcoming). Mystery and the Evidential Impact of Unexplainables. Episteme. [preprint] [This article has been discussed by Tania Lombrozo in 13.7: Cosmos & Culture]

(29) Colombo, M., & Hartmann, S. (2017). Bayesian Cognitive Science, Unification, and Explanation. The British Journal for Philosophy of Science, 68, 451-484 [preprint]

(28) Colombo, M. (2017). Experimental Philosophy of Explanation Rising. The case for a plurality of concepts of explanation. Cognitive Science, 41, 503-517. [preprint]

(27) Colombo, M. (2017). Social motivation in computational neuroscience. Or if brains are prediction machines, then the Humean theory of motivation is false. In J. Kiverstein (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of the Social Mind (pp. 320-340). New York: Routledge. [preprint]

(26) Colombo, M. & Wright, C.D. (2017). Explanatory Pluralism: An Unrewarding Prediction Error for Free Energy Theorists. Brain and Cognition, 112, 3-12. [preprint]

(25) Colombo, M. (2017). Why Build a Virtual Brain? Large-Scale Neural Simulations as Jump Start for Cognitive Computing. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 29, 361-370. [preprint]

(24) Colombo, M. (2016). Animal grieving and human mourning Commentary on King on Animal Grief. Animal Sentience 2016.110

(23) Colombo, M., Postma, M., & Sprenger, J. (2016). Explanatory Judgment, Probability, and Abductive Inference. In Papafragou, A., Grodner, D., Mirman, D., & Trueswell, J.C. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 432-437). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [preprint]

(22) Colombo, M., Bucher, L., & Inbar, Y. (2016). Explanatory Judgment, Moral Offense, and Value-Free Science. An Empirical Study. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 7, 743–763. [This article has been discussed in Cultura 3.0 and in Imperfect Cognitions]

(21) Colombo, M. (2015). Why Build a Virtual Brain? Large-scale Neural Simulations as Test-bed for Artificial Computing Systems. In D.C. Noelle, R. Dale, A.S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C.D. Jennings, & P.P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 429-34). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [preprint]

(20) Colombo, M. (2015). For a Few Neurons More. Tractability and Neurally-Informed Economic Modelling. The British Journal for Philosophy of Science, 66, 713-736. [preprint]

(19) Colombo, M., Hartmann, S., & van Iersel, R. (2015). Models, Mechanisms, and Coherence. The British Journal for Philosophy of Science, 66, 181-212. [preprint]

(18) Colombo, M., & Sprenger, J. (2014). The Predictive Mind and Chess-Playing. A Reply to Shand (2014). Analysis, 74, 603-608. [preprint]

(17) Colombo, M., Stankevicius, A., & Seriès, P. (2014). Benefits of social vs. non-social feedback on learning and generosity. Results from the Tipping Game. Frontiers in Psychology, 5: 1154.

(16) Colombo, M. (2014). Neural Representationalism, the Hard Problem of Content, and Vitiated Verdicts. A Reply to Hutto & Myin (2013). Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 13, 257-274. [preprint]

(15) Colombo, M. (2014). Explaining Social Norm Compliance. A Plea for Neural Representations. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 13: 217-138. [preprint]

(14) Colombo, M. (2014). Deep and Beautiful. The Reward Prediction Error Hypothesis of Dopamine. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 45, 57-67. [preprint]

(13) Colombo, M.(2014). Caring, the Emotions, and Social Norm Compliance. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 7, 33-47 [preprint]

(12) Colombo, M. (2014). Two Neurocomputational Building Blocks of Social Norm Compliance. Biology and Philosophy, 29, 71-88. [preprint]

(11) Lisciandra, C., Postma-Nilsenová, M., & Colombo, M. (2013). Conformorality. A Study on Group Conditioning of Normative Judgment. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 4, 751-764. [preprint]

(10) Colombo, M. (2013). Moving Forward (and Beyond) the Modularity Debate. A Network Perspective. Philosophy of Science, 80, 356-377.[preprint]

(9) Colombo, M. (2013). Leges Sine Moribus Vanae. Does Language Make Moral Thinking Possible? Biology and Philosophy, 28, 501-521. [preprint]

(8) Colombo, M. (2013). Constitutive Relevance and the Personal/Subpersonal Distinction. Philosophical Psychology, 26, 547-570. [preprint]

(7) Colombo, M., & Seriès, P. (2012). Bayes in the Brain. On Bayesian Modelling in Neuroscience. The British Journal for Philosophy of Science, 63, 697-723. [preprint]

(6) Colombo, M. (2010). How ‘Authentic Intentionality’ can be enabled. A Neurocomputational Hypothesis. Minds and Machines, 20, 183-202. [preprint]

(5) Colombo, M. (2009). What Can Neuroscience Offer to Economics? Humana.Mente: Journal of Philosophical Studies, 10, 41-59. [Invited] [pdf]

(4) Colombo, M. (2009). Looking at the Roots of Cooperation through the Brain, and What We Find There. In Gabbay, M. (Ed.) BPPA09 Proceedings, 15-26.

(3) Colombo, M. (2009). Does Embeddedness Tell Against Computationalism? A Tale of Bees and Sea Hares. AISB09 Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on Computing and Philosophy, 16-21.

(2) Colombo, M. (2008). No-Brainer Predictions. Predictive Models in the Ultimatum Game. Rerum Causae Journal of the LSE Philosophy Society, 1, 42-50. [pdf]

(1) Di Francesco, M., Motterlini, M., & Colombo, M. (2007). In search of the neurobiological basis of decision-making: Explanation, Reduction and Emergence. Functional Neurology, 22, 197-204. [Invited]    [pdf]

Reviews

(10) Colombo, M. (2017). Andy Clark: Surfing Uncertainty: Prediction, Action, and the Embodied Mind. Oxford University Press, 2016. Minds and Machines, 27, 381-385.

(9) Colombo, M. (2016). Gualtiero Piccinini: Physical Computation. A Mechanistic Account. Oxford University Press, 2015. Minds and Machines, 26, 307-312.

(8) Colombo, M. (2016). Paco Calvo & John Symons (eds): The architecture of cognition: rethinking Fodor and Pylyshyn’s systematicity challenge MIT Press, 2014. Philosophical Psychology, 29, 476-478.

(7) Colombo, M. (2015). Bryce Huebner: Macrocognition: A Theory of Distributed Minds and Collective Intentionality OUP 2014. Minds and Machines, 25, 103-109.

(6) Colombo, M. (2014). Pete Mandik: This is Philosophy of Mind: An Introduction Wiley-Blackwell 2014. Minds and Machines, 24, 373-376.

(5) Colombo, M. (2014). Olaf Sporns: Discovering the Human Connectome MIT Press, Cmabridge MA, 2012. Minds and Machines, 24, 217-220.

(4) Colombo, M. (2013). Paul M. Churchland: Plato’s Camera MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012. Minds and Machines, 23, 263-268.

(3) Colombo, M. (2013). Olaf Sporns: Networks of the Brain. Cambridge, MA & London: MIT Press. 2011. Minds and Machines, 23, 259-262.

(2) Colombo, M. (2010).  Jan Lauwereyns: The Anatomy of Bias: How Neural Circuits Weigh the Options. Cambridge, MA & London: MIT Press. 2010. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17, 254-259.

(1) Colombo, M. (2006). Douglas Walton: Abductive Reasoning, Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press, 2004., 2, 69-82.