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Phil Jaekl

Writer, Tromsø, Norway

Phil Jaekl is a writer with a scientific research background in cognitive neuroscience. He completed his PhD at York University in Toronto, and went on to research positions in Barcelona, Spain and Rochester, New York. His writing appears in The Atlantic, The Guardian and Wired, among others. Currently, his debut nonfiction book, Out Cold, about the history of using cold as a therapeutic tool, is now on sale. Phil lives in Tromsø, in Norway’s Arctic region.

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Freud in the scanner

Phil Jaekl

Great piece! Yet, isn’t there a massive irony lurking around the corner if we flesh out subjective workings of the mind, with objective neuroscience?

Just to note, as I was reading, I thought there would be mention of Thomas Nagel’s work - one of our present time’s greatest advocate of mind and subjectivity.

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The minds of plants

Phil Jaekl

This enjoyable piece was an insightful consideration of the cognitive capabilities of plants. I couldn’t help but try a little thought experiment while reading - to substitute the word ‘computers’ at each instance of “plants.”

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