Felipe De Brigard
Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy
Education & Training
Post Doctoral Fellow, Philosophy, Harvard University 2011 - 2013
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2011
Visiting Instructor, Philosophy, Elon University 2009 - 2010
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2007
M.A., Tufts University 2005
A.B., Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia) 2002
Most of my research focuses on the way in which memory and imagination interact. So far, I have explored ways in which episodic memory both guides and constrains episodic counterfactual thinking (i.e., thoughts about alternative ways in which past personal events could have occurred), and how this interaction affects the perceived plausibility of imagined counterfactual events. I also explore the differential contribution of episodic and semantic memory in the generation of different kinds of counterfactual simulations, as well as the effect of counterfactual thinking on the memories they derive from. In addition, my research attempts to understand how prior experience helps to constrain the way in which we reconstruct episodic memories. Finally, I am also interested in the role of internal attention during conscious recollection. To address these issues I use behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques, as well as the conceptual rigor of philosophical analysis.
Parikh, N, Ruzic, L, Stewart, GW, Spreng, RN, and De Brigard, F. "What if? Neural activity underlying semantic and episodic counterfactual thinking." Neuroimage 178 (September 2018): 332-345. Full Text
Stanley, ML, Yang, BW, and De Brigard, F. "No evidence for unethical amnesia for imagined actions: A failed replication and extension." Memory & Cognition 46.5 (July 2018): 787-795. Full Text
De Brigard, F, Hanna, E, St Jacques, PL, and Schacter, DL. "How thinking about what could have been affects how we feel about what was." Cognition and Emotion (June 2018): 1-14. Full Text
De Brigard, F, and Brady, WJ. "Correction to: The Effect of What We Think may Happen on our Judgments of Responsibility." Review of Philosophy and Psychology 9.2 (June 2018): 447-447. Full Text
De Freitas, J, Sarkissian, H, Newman, GE, Grossmann, I, De Brigard, F, Luco, A, and Knobe, J. "Consistent Belief in a Good True Self in Misanthropes and Three Interdependent Cultures." Cognitive Science 42 (May 2018): 134-160. Full Text
De Brigard, F, and Gessell, B. "Why episodic memory may not be for communication." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 41 (2018). Full Text
De Brigard, F, Parikh, N, Stewart, GW, Szpunar, KK, and Schacter, DL. "Neural activity associated with repetitive simulation of episodic counterfactual thoughts." Neuropsychologia 106 (November 2017): 123-132. Full Text
Stanley, ML, Dougherty, AM, Yang, BW, Henne, P, and De Brigard, F. "Reasons Probably Won't Change Your Mind: The Role of Reasons in Revising Moral Decisions (Accepted)." Journal of Experimental Psychology: General (September 18, 2017). Full Text
Stanley, ML, Henne, P, Iyengar, V, Sinnott-Armstrong, W, and De Brigard, F. "I'm not the person I used to be: The self and autobiographical memories of immoral actions." Journal of Experimental Psychology. General 146.6 (June 2017): 884-895. Full Text
Banerjee, S, Cox, J, De Brigard, F, and et. al., . "The significance of cognitive neuroscience: Findings, applications and challenges." The Cognitive Neuroscience V. Ed. R Mangum and M Gazzaniga. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014. 1071-1078.
St Jacques, P, and De Brigard, F. "Neural correlates of autobiographical memory: Methodological Considerations." The Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory. Ed. A Durte, M Barense, and D Addis. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
De Brigard, F. "What was I thinking? Dennett’s Content and Consciousness and the reality of propositional attitudes." Content and Consciousness Revisited. Ed. CM Muñoz-Suárez and F De Brigard. Springer, 2013.
De Brigard, F, Giovanello, KS, and Kaufer, D. "Neuroanatomy of Memory." Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. Ed. DB Arcinegas, CA Anderson, and CM Filley. Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2013.
De Brigard, F. "Memoria, neurociencia y educación." La pizarra de Babel: Puentes entre neurociencia, psicologia y educación. Ed. S Lipina and M Sigman. Buenos Aires: Libros del Zorzal. 179-194.
De Brigard, F. "The Anatomy of Amnesia." Scientific American Mind (2014): 33-37.
De Brigard, F. "The New Paideia." 3:AM Magazine (2014).
De Brigard, F. "Estados Unidos: Entre ilusiones y prejuicios." Revista Javeriana (2005).
De Brigard, F. "Finding Memory: Interview with Daniel L. Schacter." Universitas Psychologica 12.5: 2605-1610.
Effects of Aging on Episodic Memory-Dependent Decision Making awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2018 to 2023
Counterfactual Simulation and Omissive Causation awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2020
Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP) awarded by John Templeton Foundation (Co-Program Leader). 2016 to 2018