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Biography

I conduct interdisciplinary research in the areas of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience (see my publications). In my lab in the philosophy department we conduct experiments on the nature of perception and cognition. I collaborate with a number of neuroscientists and psychologists from Monash University and around the world. I focus mainly on theories about brain function, which say the brain is primarily a sophisticated hypothesis tester.

Supervision interests

I am interested in supervising projects in interdisciplinary philosophy and cognitive neuroscience. This includes the science of consciousness, psychopathology, perception science, computational neuroscience, philosophy of mind and cognition. Students with a background in both philosophy and psychology/IT/machine learning/neuroscience.

Keywords

  • Philosophy of mind
  • philosophy of neuroscience
  • philosophy of psychiatry
  • consciousness science
  • cognitive science

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Selected Projects 2008 2019

Selected Research Output 1997 2018

Echoes on the motor network: How internal motor control structures afford sensory experience

Burgess, J. D., Lum, J. A. G., Hohwy, J. & Enticott, P. G. 2017 In : Brain Structure and Function. 222, 9, p. 3865–3888 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Content and misrepresentation in hierarchical generative models

Kiefer, A. & Hohwy, J. 1 Jun 2018 In : Synthese. 195, 6, p. 2387-2415 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bayesian approaches to autism: Towards volatility, action, and behavior

Palmer, C. J., Lawson, R. P. & Hohwy, J. 1 May 2017 In : Psychological Bulletin. 143, 5, p. 521-542 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Parkinson's disease alters multisensory perception: Insights from the Rubber Hand Illusion

Ding, C., Palmer, C. J., Hohwy, J., Youssef, G. J., Paton, B., Tsuchiya, N., Stout, J. C. & Thyagarajan, D. 1 Mar 2017 In : Neuropsychologia. 97, p. 38-45 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Neural markers of predictive coding under perceptual uncertainty revealed with hierarchical frequency tagging

Gordon, N., Koenig-Robert, R., Tsuchiya, N., van Boxtel, J. JA. & Hohwy, J. 28 Feb 2017 In : eLife. 6, 17 p., e22749

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Priors in perception: Top-down modulation, Bayesian perceptual learning rate, and prediction error minimization

Hohwy, J. 1 Jan 2017 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 47, p. 75-85 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

How to entrain your evil demon

Hohwy, J. 2017 Philosophy and Predictive Processing. Metzinger, T. & Wiese, W. (eds.). Mainz Germany: MIND group, p. 1-15 15 p. 2

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Distrusting the present

Hohwy, J., Paton, B. & Palmer, C. 1 Sep 2016 In : Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. 15, 3, p. 315-335 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The self-evidencing brain

Hohwy, J. 1 Jun 2016 In : Nous. 50, 2, p. 259-285 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Are there levels of consciousness?

Bayne, T., Hohwy, J. & Owen, A. M. 2016 In : Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 20, 6, p. 405-413 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Modes of consciousness

Bayne, T. & Hohwy, J. 2016 Finding Consciousness: The Neuroscience, Ethics, and Law of Severe Brain Damage. Sinnott-Armstrong, W. (ed.). 1 ed. New York NY USA: Oxford University Press, p. 57-80 23 p. (Oxford Series in Neuroscience, Law, and Philosophy)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Response to Fazekas and Overgaard: Degrees and levels

Bayne, T., Hohwy, J. & Owen, A. M. 2016 In : Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 20, 10, p. 716-717 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

The diversity of Bayesian explanation: A reply to Dominic L. Harkness

Hohwy, J. 2016 Open MIND: Philosophy and the Mind Sciences in the 21st Century. Metzinger, T. & Windt, J. M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge MA USA: The MIT Press, Vol. 1, p. 761-766 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The neural organ explains the mind

Hohwy, J. 2016 Open MIND: Philosophy and the Mind Sciences in the 21st Century. Metzinger, T. & Windt, J. M. (eds.). 1st ed. Cambridge MA USA: The MIT Press, Vol. 1, p. 729-750 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

'Subtypes' in the presentation of autistic traits in the general adult population

Palmer, C. J., Paton, B., Enticott, P. G. & Hohwy, J. 2015 In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45, 5, p. 1291 - 1301 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Attenuated self-tickle sensation even under trajectory perturbation

Van Doorn, G. H., Paton, B., Howell, J. L. & Hohwy, J. 2015 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 36, p. 147 - 153 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Context sensitivity in action decreases along the autism spectrum: a predictive processing perspective

Palmer, C. J., Paton, B., Kirkovski, M., Enticott, P. G. & Hohwy, J. 2015 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 282, 1802, p. 1 - 9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prediction error minimization, mental and developmental disorder, and statistical theories of consciousness

Hohwy, J. 2015 Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness. Gennaro, R. J. (ed.). Cambridge MA USA: The MIT Press, p. 293 - 324 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Prediction, agency, and body ownership

Hohwy, J. 2015 The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science. Engel, A., Friston, K. J. & Kragic, D. (eds.). Cambridge MA USA: The MIT Press, p. 109-120 12 p. (Strüngman Forum Reports)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Reflections on predictive processing and the mind

Hohwy, J. 2014 In : Avant. 5, 3, p. 142-152 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

The felt presence of other minds: Predictive processing, counterfactual predictions, and mentalising in autism

Palmer, C. J., Seth, A. K. & Hohwy, J. 2015 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 36, p. 376 - 389 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The neural correlates of consciousness: Causes, confounds and constituents

Hohwy, J. & Bayne, T. 2015 The Constitution of Phenomenal Consciousness - Toward a Science and Theory . Miller, S. M. (ed.). Amsterdam Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing Company, p. 155 - 176 22 p. (Advances in Consiousness Research (AiCR); vol. 92)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Variability, convergence, and dimensions of consciousness

Klein, C. & Hohwy, J. 2015 Behavioral Methods In Consciousness Research. Overgaard, M. (ed.). Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, p. 249 - 263 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Can you tickle yourself if you swap bodies with someone else?

Van Doorn, G. H., Hohwy, J. & Symmons, M. A. 2014 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 23, 1, p. 1 - 11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Elusive phenomenology, counterfactual awareness, and presence without mastery

Hohwy, J. 2014 In : Cognitive Neuroscience. 5, 2, p. 127 - 128 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Global disorders of consciousness

Bayne, T. & Hohwy, J. 2014 In : Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science. 5, 2, p. 129 - 138 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Is body dysmorphic disorder associated with abnormal bodily self-awareness? A study using the rubber hand illusion

Kaplan, R. A., Enticott, P. G., Hohwy, J., Castle, D. J. & Rossell, S. L. 2014 In : PLoS ONE. 9, 6, 10 p., e99981

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Social cognition as causal inference: implications for common knowledge and autism

Hohwy, J. & Palmer, C. J. 2014 Perspectives on Social Ontology and Social Cognition. Gallotti, M. & Michael, J. (eds.). Dordrecht Netherlands: Springer, p. 167 - 189 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Consciousness: Theoretical approaches

Bayne, T. & Hohwy, J. 2013 Neuroimaging of Consciousness. Cavanna, A. E., Nani, A., Blumenfeld, H. & Laureys, S. (eds.). Heidelberg Germany: Springer, p. 23 - 35 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Delusions, illusions and inference under uncertainty

Hohwy, J. 2013 In : Mind and Language. 28, 1, p. 57 - 71 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Equality, efficiency, and sufficiency: responding to multiple parameters of distributive justice during charitable distribution

Palmer, C., Paton, B., Barclay, L. & Hohwy, J. 2013 In : Review of Philosophy and Psychology. 4, 4, p. 659 - 674 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Individual differences in moral behaviour: A role for response to risk and uncertainty?

Palmer, C., Paton, B., Ngo, T. T., Thomson, R. H. S., Hohwy, J. & Miller, S. M. 2013 In : Neuroethics. 6, 1, p. 97 - 103 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Movement under uncertainty: The effects of the rubber-hand illusion vary along the nonclinical autism spectrum

Palmer, C., Paton, B., Hohwy, J. & Enticott, P. G. 2013 In : Neuropsychologia. 51, p. 1942 - 1951 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Skull-bound perception and precision optimization through culture

Paton, B., Skewes, J., Frith, C. D. & Hohwy, J. 2013 In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 36, 3, p. 222 - 222 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOther

The Predictive Mind

Hohwy, J. 2013 Oxford UK: Oxford University Press. 282 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Neural correlates and causal mechanisms

Hohwy, J. Jun 2012 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 21, 2, p. 691-692 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Attention and conscious perception in the hypothesis testing brain

Hohwy, J. 2012 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 3, p. 1 - 14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Capture of kinesthesis by a competing cutaneous input

Van Doorn, G. H., Hohwy, J. & Symmons, M. A. 2012 In : Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 74, 7, p. 1539 - 1551 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Delusions as forensically disturbing perceptual inferences

Hohwy, J. & Rajan, V. 2012 In : Neuroethics. 5, 1, p. 5 - 11 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Preserved aspects of consciousness in disorders of consciousness: A review and conceptual analysis

Hohwy, J. & Fox, E. 2012 In : Journal of Consciousness Studies. 19, 3-4, p. 87 - 120 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The more they move the less they know: Cutaneous capture of kinesthesis?

Van Doorn, G. H., Hohwy, J., Symmons, M. & Howell, J. 2012 IEEE Haptics Symposium 2012. MacLean, K., O'Malley, M. K. & Choi, S. (eds.). USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 177 - 182 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

The rubber hand illusion reveals proprioceptive and sensorimotor differences in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Paton, B., Hohwy, J. & Enticott, P. G. 2012 In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 42, p. 1870 - 1883 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Mind-brain identity and evidential insulation

Hohwy, J. 2011 In : Philosophical Studies. 153, 3, p. 377 - 395 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Phenomenal variability and introspective reliability

Hohwy, J. 2011 In : Mind and Language. 26, 3, p. 261 - 286 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Explaining away the body: Experiences of supernaturally caused touch and touch on non-hand objects within the rubber hand illusion

Hohwy, J. & Paton, B. 2010 In : PLoS ONE. 5, 2, p. 1 - 10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The hypothesis testing brain: Some philosophical implications

Hohwy, J. 2010 ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of Australasian Society for Cognitive Science. Christensen, W., Schier, E. & Sutton, J. (eds.). Sydney NSW Australia: Macquarie University, p. 135 - 144 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

A case for increased caution in end of life decisions for disorders of consciousness.

Hohwy, J. & Reutens, D. 2009 In : Monash Bioethics Review. 28, 2, p. 14.1 - 14.12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Correlates of consciousness, philosophical perspectives

Hohwy, J. 2009 In : The Oxford Companion to Consciousness. p. 203 - 207 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort ReviewOther

The neural correlates of consciousness: new experimental approaches needed?

Hohwy, J. 2009 In : Consciousness and Cognition. 18, p. 428 - 438 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Being reduced: New essays on reduction, explanation, and causation

Hohwy, J. & Kallestrup, J. 2008 Oxford University Press, USA. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Introduction

Hohwy, J. & Kallestrup, J. 2008 Being Reduced. Hohwy, J. & Kallestrup, J. (eds.). Oxford, USA: Oxford University Press, p. 1 - 19 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Predictive coding explains binocular rivalry: An epistemological review

Hohwy, J., Roepstorff, A. & Friston, K. 2008 In : Cognition. 108, 3, p. 687 - 701 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Functional Integration and the mind

Hohwy, J. 2007 In : Synthese. 159, 3, p. 315 - 328 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The search for neural correlates of consciousness

Hohwy, J. 2007 In : Philosophy Compass. 2, 3, p. 461 - 474 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The sense of self in phenomenology of agency and perception

Hohwy, J. 2007 In : Psyche: Zeitschrift fuer Psychoanalyse und ihre Anwendungen. 13, 1, p. 1 - 20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Internalized meaning factualism

Hohwy, J. 2006 In : Philosophia. 34, 3, p. 325 - 336 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cognitive neuropsychiatry: Conceptual, methodological and philosophical perspectives

Hohwy, J. & Rosenberg, R. . 2005 In : World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 6, 3, p. 192 - 197 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Explanation and two conceptions of the physical

Hohwy, J. 2005 In : Erkenntnis. 62, 1, p. 71 - 89 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Nature of Consciousness, by Mark Rowlands

Hohwy, J. 2005 In : Philosophical Psychology. 18, 1, p. 149 - 151 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOther

Unusual experiences, reality testing and delusions of alien control

Hohwy, J. & Rosenberg, R. . 2005 In : Mind and Language. 20, 2, p. 141 - 162 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Can neuroscience explain consciousness?

Hohwy, J. & Frith, C. D. 2004 In : Journal of Consciousness Studies. 11, 7-8, p. 180 - 198 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evidence, explanation, and experience: On the harder problem of consciousness

Hohwy, J. 2004 In : Journal of Philosophy. 101, 5, p. 242 - 254 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The experience of mental causation

Hohwy, J. 2004 In : Behavior and Philosophy. 32, 2, p. 377 - 400 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The neural correlates of consciousness: Room for improvement, but on the right track

Hohwy, J. & Frith, C. 2004 In : Journal of Consciousness Studies. 11, 1, p. 45 - 51 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Top-down and bottom-up in delusion formation

Hohwy, J. 2004 In : Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology. 11, 1, p. 65 - 70 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A reductio of Kripke-Wittgenstein's objections to dispositionalism about meaning

Hohwy, J. 1 May 2003 In : Minds and Machines. 13, 2, p. 257-268 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Capacities, explanation and the possibility of disunity

Hohwy, J. 2003 In : International Studies in the Philosophy of Science. 17, 2, p. 179 - 190 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Critical Notice: When Self-Consciousness Breaks, by Lynn Stephens & Graham

Hohwy, J. 2003 In : Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. 8, 3, p. 237 - 242 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOther

Deflationism about truth and meaning

Hohwy, J. 2002 In : Southern Journal of Philosophy. 40, 2, p. 217 - 242 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Privileged self-knowledge and externalism: A contextualist approach

Hohwy, J. 2002 In : Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. 83, 3, p. 235 - 252 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Selected Activities 2010 2017

  • 3 Peer review responsibility
  • 2 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Contribution to conference

Science (Journal)

Hohwy, J. (Peer reviewer)
2017

Activity: Peer review responsibility

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness

Hohwy, J. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
2016

Activity: Contribution to conference

Neuroscience of Consciousness (Journal)

Hohwy, J. (Associate editor)
2015

Activity: Editorial responsibility

Cognition (Journal)

Hohwy, J. (Peer reviewer)
2010

Activity: Peer review responsibility

Consciousness and Cognition (Journal)

Hohwy, J. (Peer reviewer)
2010

Activity: Peer review responsibility