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Research interests

I am the Director of the Monash Centre for Consciusness & Contemplative Studies, M3CS, which is a research and education centre funded by a generous philanthropic grant from the Three Springs Foundation. The Centre conducts philosophical, neuroscientific and psychological research in consciousness and contemplative science. M3CS aims to make contemplative practices central to our conscious connection with each other and our environment, helping us better solve the many challenges the world confronts.

I conduct interdisciplinary research in the areas of philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. In M3CS and in my Cognition & Philosophy Lab we study: the science of consciousness (what is consciousness, how does it arise in the brain, what is the nature of the self, how do contemplative practices change the mind and connect to action?); theoretical neurobiology (what are the foundational principles of brain function, what does that tell us about the human mind?); decision-making and rationality (what is rationality and how do we form rational decisions, how can decisions be wise, or compassionate?); psychiatry and neurology (understanding conditions such as autism, substance abuse, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, Parkinson’s disease). I collaborate with neuroscientists and psychologists from Monash University and around the world.

See below for up-to-date list of publications with links to preprints.

Other pages with access to my work: Google Scholar | Academia.edu | Researchgate | Philpapers

Bluesky: @hohwy.bsky.social | X: @hohwy | @Monash_M3CS | My book The Predictive Mind (also in Japanese and Chinese translations)

Neuroscience of Consciousness, Open Access journal from OUP, where I am Deputy Editor.

Papers in progress, preprints, and published

  1. Corcoran, A., Hohwy, J., Friston, K. (2023). Accelerating scientific progress through Bayesian adversarial collaboration. Neuron. [Preprint]
  2. Berryman, K., Lazar, S., Hohwy, J. (2023). Do contemplative practices make us more moral? Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
  3. Gadsby, S., Hohwy, J. (2023). Negative performance evaluation in the imposter phenomenon. Current Psychology
  4. Van Baal, S., Hohwy, J., Verdejo-Garcia, A., Konstantinidis, E., Walasek, L. (2023). Fenneman, Frankenhuis, and Todd’s (2022) model integration and review: Implications for theory and measures of impulsivity. Psychological Bulletin.
  5. Wozniak, M., McEllin, L., Hohwy, J., & Ciaunica, A. (2023). Depersonalization affects self-prioritization of bodily, but not abstract self-related information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
  6. Zukerman, I., Partovi, A, Hohwy, J. (2023). Influence of Device Performance and Agent Advice on User Trust and Behaviour in a Care-taking Scenario. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction.
  7. Hanegraaf, L., Paton, B., Hohwy, J., Verdejo-Garcia, A. (2023). Combining Novel Trait and Neurocognitive Frameworks to Parse Heterogeneity in Borderline Personality Disorder. Journal of Personality.
  8. van Baal, S., Verdejo-García, A. & Hohwy J. (2023). Episodic future thinking and compassion regarding public health guideline noncompliance urges: A randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health.
  9. Bailey NW, Geddes H, Zannettino I, Humble G, Payne J, Baell O, Emonson M, Chung SW, Hill AT, Rogasch N, Hohwy J, Fitzgerald PB (2022). Meditators probably show increased behaviour-monitoring related neural activity. Mindfulness.
  10. Perrykkad, K., Sherwell, C. S., Kirby, J., & Hohwy, J. (2022). Beliefs About Action Efficacy Mediate The Relationship Between Self-Concept Clarity And Compassionate Action. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. [Preprint]
  11. Perrykkad, K., Robinson, J., Hohwy, J. (2022). Foraging for the Self: Environment selection for agency inference. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
  12. Gadsby, S., Hohwy, J. (2022). Predictive processing and body representation. Handbook of Bodily Awareness. Ed. Adrian Alsmith & Matthew Longo. Routledge.
  13. Gadsby, S., Hohwy, J. (2022). Incentivising accuracy reduces bias in the imposter phenomenon. Current Psychologyhttps://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/4neaj
  14. Kiefer, A., Hohwy, J. (2020). Bayesian realism and structural representation. Behavioural and Brain Sciences 45, E199. doi:10.1017/S0140525X22000231 [Preprint]
  15. Van Baal, S. T., Walasek, L., Hohwy, J. 2022. Modelling pandemic behaviour using an economic multiplayer game. Scientific Reports.
  16. Perrykkad, K., Hohwy, J. 2022. How selves differ within and across cognitive domains: Self-prioritisation, self-concept, and psychiatric traits. BMC Psychology.
  17. Van Baal, S., Moskovsky, N., Hohwy, J., Verdejo-Garcia, A. (2022). State impulsivity amplifies urges without diminishing self-control. Addictive Behaviours.
  18. Woźniak, M., T. T. Schmidt, Y.-h. Wu, F. Blankenburg and J. Hohwy (2022). Differences in working memory coding of biological motion attributed to oneself and others. Human Brain Mapping.
  19. Whyte, C., Hohwy, J., & Smith, R. (2022). An Active Inference Model of Conscious Access with and without Report. Current Research in Neurobiology.
  20. Guthrie, T., Matthews, J., Chambers, R., Windt, J., Hohwy, J. (2022). Changes in multisensory integration following brief state induction and longer-term training with body scan meditation. Mindfulness.
  21. Corcoran, A. W., R. Perera, M. Koroma, S. Kouider, J. Hohwy and T. Andrillon (2022). Expectations boost the reconstruction of auditory features from electrophysiological responses to noisy speech. Cerebral Cortex.
  22. van Baal, S. T., Walasek, L., Karanfilovska, D., Cheng, A., & Hohwy, J. (2022). Risk perception, illusory superiority, and personal responsibility during COVID-19: An experimental study of attitudes to staying home. British Journal of Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12554.
  23. Van Baal, S. T., Le, S., Fatehi, F., Verdejo-Garcia, A., Hohwy, J. (2022). Cory COVID-Bot: An Evidence-Based Behavior Change Chatbot for COVID-19. In J. Mantas, A. Hasman, M. S. Househ, P. Gallos, E. Zoulias, J. (Eds.), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics: Vol 289. Informatics and Technology in Clinical Care and Public Health. iOS Press. Pp. 422-425.https://doi.org/doi:10.3233/SHTI210948
  24. Ciaunica, A., McEllin, L., Kiverstein, J., Gallese, V., Hohwy, J. & Wozniak, M. (In press). Zoomed out? Depersonalization is related to increased digital media use during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Scientific Reports.
  25. Hanegraaf, L., Hohwy, J., Verdejo-Garcia, A. 2021. Latent classes of maladaptive personality traits exhibit differences in social processing. Journal of Personality 90(4): 615-630.
  26. Engel, M., Gadsby, S., Corcoran, A. W., Keizer, A., Dijkerman, H. C., & Hohwy, J. 2021. Waiting longer, feeling fatter: Effects of response delay on tactile distance estimation and confidence in females with anorexia nervosa. Brain & Behavior.
  27. Hohwy, J. (2021). Conscious self-evidencing. Review of Psychology & Philosophy. Special issue on consciousness and predictive processing; Ed. by M. Miller, T. Schlicht, A. Clark.
  28. Hanegraaf, L., van Baal, S., Hohwy, J., Verdejo-Garcia, A. (2021). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of ‘Systems for Social Processes’ in Borderline Personality and Substance Use Disorders. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.
  29. Corcoran, A., Macefield, V., Hohwy, J. (2021). Be still my heart: Cardiac regulation as a mode of uncertainty reduction. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-021-01888-y
  30. van Baal, S. T., Walasek, L., & Hohwy, J. (2021). Staying home so you can keep going out: A multiplayer self-isolation game modelling pandemic behaviour. PsyArxiv Preprint.
  31. Perrykkad, K., Lawson, R., Jamadar, S., Hohwy, J. (2021). The Effect of Uncertainty on Prediction Error in the Action-Perception Loop. Cognition. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104598
  32. Sasan, D., Ward, P. G., Nash, M., Orchard, E. R., Farrell, M. J., Hohwy, J., & Jamadar, S. (2021). ‘Phantom Kicks’: Women’s Subjective Experience of Foetal Kicks after the Postpartum Period. Journal of Women's Health 30:1, 36-44 [preprint]
  33. Klein, C., Bayne, T., Hohwy, J. (2020). Explanation in the Science of Consciousness: From the Neural Correlates of Consciousness (NCCs) to the Difference Makers of Consciousness (DMCs). Philosophy & the mind sciences 1(II), 4. https://doi.org/10.33735/phimisci.2020.II.60
  34. Seth, A., Hohwy, J. (2020). Predictive processing as an empirical theory for consciousness science. Cognitive Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2020.1838467
  35. Hohwy, J., & Seth, A. (2020). Predictive processing as a systematic basis for identifying the neural correlates of consciousness. Philosophy & the Mind Sciences 1(II), 3, https://doi.org/10.33735/phimisci.2020.II.64.
  36. Ounjai, K, Suppaso, L., Hohwy, J., Lauwereyns, J. (2020). Tracking the Influence of Predictive Cues on the Evaluation of Food Images: Volatility Enables Nudging. Frontiers in Psychology.
  37. Skewes, J., Kemp, T, Paton, B., Hohwy, J. (2020). How are attention, learning, and social cognition related on the non-clinical autistic spectrum? Acta Psychologia 210: 103157.
  38. Woźniak, M., Hohwy, J. (2020). Stranger to my face: top-down and bottom-up effects underlying prioritization of images of one’s face. PLOS ONE 15(7): e0235627.
  39. Gadsby, S., Hohwy, J. (2020) Why use predictive processing to explain psychopathology? The case of anorexia nervosa. In Gouveia, Steven, Mendonca, Dina & Curado, Manuel (eds.), The Philosophy and Science of Predictive Processing, Bloomsbury.
  40. Hebblewhite, A., Hohwy, J., Drummond, T. (in print). Events and machine learning. Topics in Cognitive Science. Commentary on Special Issue on Event-predictive cognition, Butz, M. V., Achimova, A., Bilkey, D., Knott, A. (eds.).
  41. Hohwy, J., Hebblewhite, A., Drummond, T. (2020), "Events, event prediction and predictive processing", Topics in Cognitive Science. Commentary on Special Issue on Event-predictive cognition, Butz, M. V., Achimova, A., Bilkey, D., Knott, A. (eds.).
  42. Corcoran, A., Pezzulo, G., Hohwy, J. (2020). From allostatic agents to counterfactual cognizers: Active inference, biological regulation, and the origins of cognition. Biology & Philosophy. [Preprint]
  43. Hohwy, J. (2020). Self-supervision, normativity and the free energy principle. Synthese 199: 29–53. 10.1007/s11229-020-02622-2. [Preprint]
  44. Hohwy, J. (2020). New directions in predictive processing. Mind & Language 35(2): 209-223. doi: 10.1111/mila.12281 [preprint]
  45. Hanegraaf, L., Arunogiri, S., Hohwy, J., Verdejo-Garcia, A. (2020). Dysfunctional Personality Beliefs and Emotion Recognition in Individuals with Methamphetamine Dependence. Addictive Behaviors 105:106336.
  46. Marchi, F., Hohwy, J. (2020). The intermediate scope of consciousness in the predictive mind. Erkenntnis. https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/10.1007/s10670-020-00222-7
  47. Matthews, J., Nagao, K. J., Ding, C., Newby, R., Kempster, P., & Hohwy, J. (2020). Impaired perceptual sensitivity with intact attention and metacognition in functional motor disorder. Cortex. PsyArXiv pre-print https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/fz3j2
  48. Parr, T., Corcoran, A., Friston, K., Hohwy, J. (2019). Perceptual awareness and active inference. Neuroscience of consciousness 29(1). DOI: 10.1093/nc/niz012.
  49. Perrykkad, K., Hohwy, J. (2020). Fidgeting as Self-Evidencing: A predictive processing account of non-goal-directed action. New ideas in psychology 56: 100750.
  50. Perrykkad, K., Hohwy, J. (2019). Modelling me, modelling you: The Autistic Self. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
  51. Gordon, N., Hohwy, J., Davidson, M. J., van Boxtel, J., & Tsuchiya, N. (2019). From Intermodulation Components to Perception and Cognition- a Review. Neuroimage 199: 480-494. [Preprint at  https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/bwpt8].
  52. Gordon, N.,Tsuchiya, N.,Koenig-Robert, R.,Hohwy, J. (2019). Expectation and attention increase the integration of top-down and bottom-up signals in perception through different pathways. PLoS Biol 17(4): e3000233. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000233.
  53. Partovi, A, Zukerman, I., Zhan, K., Hamacher, N., Hohwy, J. 2019. Relationship between device performance, trust and user behaviour in a care-taking scenario. In 27th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (UMAP ’19), June 9–12, 2019, Larnaca, Cyprus. ACM, New York, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.1145/3320435.3320440.
  54. Badcock, P. B, Friston, K., Ramstead, M.D., Ploeger, A., Hohwy, J. (2019) The Hierarchically Mechanistic Mind: An Evolutionary Systems Theory of the Brain, Mind and Behavior. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience 19: 1319-1351.
  55. Kiefer, A., Hohwy, J. (2019). Representation in the Prediction Error Minimization Framework. In  Routledge Handbook to the Philosophy of Psychology. Robins, S., et al (eds.). Routledge. Pp. 384-410. doi:https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429244629.
  56. Hohwy, J. (2019). Quick’n’dirty or slow and rich? Clark on predictive processing and embodied cognition. In Andy Clark and his critics. (Eds.) L. Irvine, M. Stapleton, M. Colombo. OUP.
  57. Hohwy, J. (2019). Phenomenology and cognitive science: Don’t fear the reductionist bogey-man. Australasian Philosophical Review 2(2):138-144. [Comment on target article by Shaun Gallagher]
  58. Hohwy, J. (2019). Quick’n’dirty or slow and rich? Clark on predictive processing and embodied cognition. In Andy Clark and his critics. (Eds.) L. Irvine, M. Stapleton, M. Colombo. OUP.
  59. Hohwy, J. (2019). Phenomenology and cognitive science: Don’t fear the reductionist bogey-man. Australasian Philosophical Review 2(2):138-144. [Comment on target article by Shaun Gallagher].
  60. Gordon, N.,Tsuchiya, N.,Koenig-Robert, R.,Hohwy, J. (2019). Expectation and attention increase the integration of top-down and bottom-up signals in perception through different pathways. PLoS Biol 17(4): e3000233. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000233.
  61. Van De Cruys, S., Perrykkad, K., Hohwy, J. (2019). Explaining hyper-sensitivity and hypo-responsivity in autism with a common predictive coding-based mechanism. Cognitive Neuroscience: 1-2. Commentary on ‘Individual differences in sensory sensitivity: A synthesizing framework and evidence from normal variation and developmental conditions’ by Jamie Ward.
  62. Kent, L., Van Doorn, G., Hohwy, J., Klein, B. (2019). Bayes, Time Perception, and Relativity: The Central Role of Hopelessness. Consciousness & Cognition 69: 70-80.
  63. Corcoran, A., Hohwy, J. (2018). Allostasis, interoception, and the free energy principle: Feeling our way forward. In The Interoceptive Mind. (Eds.) Manos Tsakiris & Helena De Preester. OUP Press.
  64. Julian Matthews, Wu, J., Corneille, V., Hohwy, J., van Boxtel, J., Tsuchiya, N. (2018). Sustained conscious access to incidental memories in RSVP.  Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.
  65. Ding, C., Palmer, C., Hohwy, J., Youssef, G., Paton, B., Tsuchiya, N., Stout, J., Thyagarajan, D. (2018). Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease changes perception in the Rubber Hand Illusion. Scientific Reports vol. 8, Article number: 13842 (2018).
  66. Hohwy, J. (2018). Prediction error minimization in the brain. In Routledge
    Handbook to the Computational Mind. M. Sprevak and M. Colombo (eds.). Oxford: Routledge. pp. 159-172.
  67. Hohwy, J. (2018). The predictive processing hypothesis. In The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition. Newen, A, Bruin, L., Gallagher, S. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 129-146.
  68. Castine, B. R., N. Albein-Urios, O. Lozano-Rojas, J. M. Martinez-Gonzalez, J. Hohwy and A. Verdejo-Garcia (2018). Self-awareness deficits associated with lower treatment motivation in cocaine addiction. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse: 1-7.
  69. Van Doorn, G., De Foe, A., Wood, A., Wagstaff, D., Hohwy, J. (2018). Down the rabbit hole: Assessing the influence of schizotypy on the experience of the Barbie Doll Illusion. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 23(5): 284-298.
  70. Corcoran, A. W., G. Pezzulo and J. Hohwy (2018). Commentary: Respiration-Entrained Brain Rhythms Are Global but Often Overlooked. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 12(25).
  71. Bayne, T., J. Hohwy and A. M. Owen (2018). Response to ‘Minimally conscious state or cortically mediated state?’. Brain: awy023-awy023. Letter to the editor. Response from Naccache.
  72. Carter, O., J. Hohwy, J. van Boxtel, V. Lamme, N. Block, C. Koch and N. Tsuchiya (2018). Conscious machines: Defining questions. Science 359(6374): 400-400. [Letter to the editor].
  73. Bayne, T., Hohwy, J., Owen, A. (2017). Reforming the Taxonomy in Disorders of Consciousness. Annals of Neurology. DOI: 10.1002/ana.25088.
  74. Hohwy, J., Michael, J. (2017). Why should any body have a self? In The Subject’s matter: Self-consciousness and the body. Vignemont, F., Alsmith, A. (eds.). MIT Press.
  75. John Michael, J, Wolf, T., Letesson, C., Butterfill, S., Skewes, J., Hohwy, J. (in print). Seeing it both ways: Using a double-cueing task to investigate the role of spatial cueing in level-1 visual perspective-taking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 44(5):693–702.
  76. Burgess, J., Lum, J., Hohwy, J., Enticott, P. (2017). Echoes on the motor network: How internal motor control structures afford sensory experience. Brain Structure and Function. DOI: 10.1007/s00429-017-1484-1.
  77. Kiefer, A., Hohwy, J. (2017). Content and misrepresentation in hierarchical generative models. Synthese 195(6), 2387-2415. Special issue on Predictive Brains. M. Kirchhoff (ed.). 10.1007/s11229-017-1435-7.
  78. Hohwy, J. (2017). How to entrain your evil demon. In T. Metzinger & W. Wiese (Eds.). Philosophy and predictive processing. Frankfurt am Main: MIND Group. doi: 10.15502/9783958573048. ISBN: 978-3-95857-138-9.
  79. Gordon, N., Koenig-Robert, R., Tsuchiya, N., van Boxtel, J.J.A., Hohwy, J. (2017) Neural markers of predictive coding under perceptual uncertainty revealed with Hierarchical Frequency Tagging. eLife 2017;10.7554/eLife.2274
  80. Ding, C. Palmer, C., Jakob Hohwy, J., Youssef, G.J., PhD; Paton, P., Tsuchiya, N., C Stout, J., Thyagarajan, D. (2017). Parkinson’s disease alters multisensory perception: insights from the Rubber Hand Illusion. Neuropsychologia 97: 38–45.
  81.  Palmer, C., Lawson, B., Hohwy, J. (2017). Bayesian approaches to autism: towards volatility, action, and behaviour. Psychological Bulletin 143(5): 521-542.
  82. Hohwy, J. (2017). Priors in perception: Top-down modulation, Bayesian perceptual learning rate, and prediction error minimization. Consciousness & Cognition 47: 75-85. Special issue on predictive coding and cognitive penetration edited by A Newen, F Marchi, and P Brössel.
  83. Bayne, T., Hohwy, J., Owen, A. (2016). “Response to Fazekas and Overgaard: Degrees and Levels.” Trends in Cognitive Sciences 20(10): 716-717.
  84. Hohwy, J. Prediction, agency and body ownership. (2016). In: The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science, ed. A. K. Engel, K. J. Friston, and D. Kragic. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 18, J. Lupp, series editor. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  85. Bayne, T., Hohwy, J., Owen, A. (2016). Are there levels of consciousness? Trends in Cognitive Sciences 20(6): 405-413.
  86. Bayne, T., Hohwy, J. (2016). Modes of consciousness. In Finding Consciousness: The neuroscience, ethics and law of severe brain damage. W. Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.), New York: Oxford University Press. Pp. 57-82.
  87. Hohwy, J. (2015) Prediction error minimization, mental and developmental disorder, and statistical theories of consciousness. In Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness, R. Gennaro (ed.) Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, pp. 293-324.
  88. Hohwy, J., Paton, B., Palmer, C. (2015). Distrusting the Present. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 15(3): 315-335. DOI: 10.1007/s11097-015-9439-6
  89. Van Doorn, G., Paton, B., Howell, J., Hohwy, J. (2015). Attenuated self-tickle sensation even under trajectory perturbation. Consciousness & Cognition 36: 147-153. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2015.06.016
  90. Hohwy, J. & Bayne, T. (2015). The Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Causes, Confounds and Constituents. In The Constitution of Phenomenal Consciousness: Toward a science and theory. S. Miller (ed). Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp155 – 176.
  91. Palmer, C., Seth, A., Hohwy, J. (2015). The felt presence of other minds: predictive processing, counterfactual predictions, and mentalising in autism. Consciousness & Cognition 36: 376–389. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2015.04.007
  92. Klein, C., Hohwy, J. (2015). Variability, convergence, and dimensions of consciousness. In Behavioural Methods in Consciousness Research. M Overgaard (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  93. Seth, A., He, B., Hohwy, J. (2015). Editorial. Neuroscience of Consciousness.
  94. Palmer, C. J., Paton, B., Kirkovski, M., Enticott, P. G., Hohwy, J. (2015). Context sensitivity in action decreases along the autism spectrum: a predictive processing perspective. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282(1802). . [IFL Science write-up]
  95. Hohwy, J. (2015). The neural organ explains the mind. Open MIND. Metzinger, T., and Windt, J. (eds.). (With commentator Dominic Harkness: From explanatory ambition to explanatory power, and response from me: Varieties of Bayesian explanation.) A print version of this work is forthcoming with MIT Press 2016.
  96. Palmer, C., Paton, B., Enticott, P., Hohwy. J. (2015). ‘Subtypes’ in the presentation of autistic traits in the general adult population. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45(5): 1291-1301.   DOI:10.1007/s10803-014-2289-1.
  97. Hohwy, J., Palmer, C. (2014). Social cognition as causal inference: implications for common knowledge and autism. In Mattia Gallotti and John Michael (Eds.), Social Ontology and Social Cognition, Springer Series “Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality”, Vol. 4.
  98. Kaplan, R.A., Enticott, P.G., Hohwy, J., Castle, D.J., Rossell, S.L. (2014). Is Body Dysmorphic Disorder Associated with Abnormal Bodily Self-Awareness? A Study Using the Rubber Hand Illusion. PLoS ONE 9(6):e99981.
  99. Hohwy, J. (2014) Elusive phenomenology, counterfactual awareness, and presence without mastery (Commentary on target article by Anil Seth). Cognitive Neuroscience.
  100. Hohwy, J. (2014). The self-evidencing brain. Noûs. doi: 10.1111/nous.12062.
  101. Bayne, T. Hohwy, J. 2014. Global Disorders of Consciousness. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science 5(2): 129–138.
  102. van Doorn, G., Hohwy, J., Symmons, M. 2014. Can you tickle yourself if you swap bodies with someone else? Consciousness & Cognition 23: 1-11. [Penultimate draft]. Written up in New Scientist; listed on BBC; BBC post.
  103. Bayne, T., Hohwy, J. 2013. Consciousness: Theoretical approaches. In A.E. Cavanna, A. Nani, H. Blumenfeld, S. Laureys (eds.), Neuroimaging of Consciousness, 23. Berlin: Springer Verlag. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-37580-4_2.
  104. Palmer, C., Paton, B., Barclay, L., Hohwy, J. 2013. Equality, efficiency, and sufficiency: Responding to multiple parameters of distributive justice during charitable distribution. The Review of Philosophy and Psychology 4(4) 659-674.
  105. Palmer, C., Paton, B., Hohwy, J., Enticott, P. 2013. Movement under uncertainty: The effects of the rubber-hand illusion vary along the nonclinical autism spectrum. Neuropsychologia 51(10): 1942-1951.
  106. Paton, B., Skewes, J., Frith, C., Hohwy, J. 2013. Skull-bound perception and precision optimization through culture. Behavioural and Brain Sciences. 36(3):42. Commentary on target paper by Andy Clark.
  107. Hohwy, J. 2013. Delusions, illusions, and inference under uncertainty. Mind & Language 28: 57-71. DOI: 10.1111/mila.12008.
  108. Palmer, C. J. Paton, B., T. Ngo, T. T., Thomson, R. H., Hohwy, J., and M. Miller, S. M. 2013. Individual differences in moral behavior: A role for response to risk and uncertainty? Neuroethics. Online First. 2012DOI: 10.1007/s12152-012-9158-4.
  109. Van Doorn, G., Hohwy, J., Symmons, M. 2012. Capture of kinesthesis by a competing cutaneous input. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 74(7): 1539-1551. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-012-0327-7.
  110. Hohwy, J. 2012. Attention and conscious perception in the hypothesis testing brain. Frontiers in Psychology 3:96. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00096. See also the Frontiers Research Topic, edited by N. Tsuchiya and J. v Boxtel.
  111. Paton, B., Hohwy, J., Enticott, P. 2012. The rubber hand illusion reveals proprioceptive and sensorimotor differences in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 42(9): 1870-1883,. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-011-1430-7. [Final draft]
  112. Hohwy, J. & Rajan, V. 2012. Delusions as Forensically Disturbing Perceptual Inferences. Neuroethics 5(1): 5-11. doi: 10.1007/s12152-011-9124-6
  113. Hohwy, J. & Fox, E. 2012. Preserved aspects of consciousness in disorders of consciousness: A review and conceptual analysis. Journal of Consciousness Studies. 19 (3-4): 87-120.
  114. Hohwy, J. 2011. Phenomenal variability and introspective reliability. Mind & Language 26(3): 261-286.
  115. Hohwy, J. 2011. Mind-brain identity and evidential insulation. Philosophical Studies 153(3): 377-395. doi: 10.1007/s11098-010-9524-1.
  116. Hohwy, J., Paton, B. 2010. Explaining away the body: experiences of supernaturally caused touch and touch on non-hand objects within the rubber hand illusion. PLoS ONE 5(2): e9416. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0009416.
  117. Hohwy, J. 2010. The hypothesis testing brain: some philosophical implications. In ASCS09: Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science. Edited by Wayne Christensen, Elizabeth Schier, and John Sutton. Sydney: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science.
  118. Hohwy, J. 2009. The neural correlates of consciousness: new experimental approaches needed? Consciousness and Cognition. 18: 428-438.
  119. Hohwy, J., Reutens, D. 2009. A case for increased caution in end of life decision for disorders of consciousness. Monash Bioethics Review 28, No. 2: 13.1-13.13.
  120. Hohwy, J., Roepstorff, A., Friston, K. 2008. Predictive coding explains binocular rivalry: an epistemological review. Cognition 108 (3): 687-701.
  121. Hohwy, J. 2007. Functional integration and the mind. Synthese 159(3): 315-328.
  122. Hohwy, J. 2007. The Sense of Self in the Phenomenology of Agency and Perception. Psyche 13/2 (Susanna Siegel, ed.).
  123. Hohwy, J. 2007. The Search for Neural Correlates of Consciousness. Philosophy Compass 2/3: 461-474.
  124. Hohwy, J. 2006. Internalized meaning factualism. Philosophia, Philosophical Quarterly of Israel 34:3: 325-336.
  125. Hohwy, J., Rosenberg, R. 2005. Cognitive neuropsychiatry: conceptual and methodological issues. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry 6(3): 192-197.
  126. Hohwy, J., Rosenberg, R. 2005. Unusual experiences, reality testing and delusions of alien control. Mind & Language 20(2): 141-162.
  127. Hohwy, J. 2005. Explanation and two conceptions of the physical. Erkenntnis 62: 71-89.
  128. Hohwy, J., Frith, C. 2004. Can neuroscience explain consciousness? Journal of Consciousness Studies, 11 (7-8): 180-198.
  129. Hohwy, J. 2004. Evidence, explanation, and experience: On the harder problem of consciousness. The Journal of Philosophy CI (5): 242-254. Also found on Ned Block’s webpages.
  130. Hohwy, J. 2004. The experience of mental causation. Behaviour and Philosophy 32, 377-400.
  131. Hohwy, J. 2004. Top-down and bottom-up in delusion formation. Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology 11(1): 65-70.
  132. Hohwy, J., Frith, C. 2004. Studies of the neural correlates of consciousness can do better, but are on the right track. Journal of Consciousness Studies 11(1): 45–51.
  133. Hohwy, J. 2003. Capacities, explanation and the possibility of disunity. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 17(2): 179–190.
  134. Hohwy, J. 2003. Critical Notice: When Self-Consciousness Breaks, by Lynn Stephens & Graham. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 8: 237–242.
  135. Hohwy, J. 2003. A reductio of Kripke-Wittgenstein’s objections to dispositionalism about meaning, Minds and Machines 13(2): 257–268.
  136. Hohwy, J. 2002. Deflationism about truth and meaning. Southern Journal of Philosophy 40: 217–242.
  137. Hohwy, J. 2002. Privileged self-Knowledge and externalism: A contextualist approach. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 83: 235–252.
  138. Hohwy, J. 2001. Semantic primitivism and normativity. Ratio 14: 1–17.
  139. Gold, I., Hohwy, J. 2000. Rationality and schizophrenic delusion. Mind and Language 15: 146–167, 2000. Also in Pathologies of Belief, M. Coltheart & M. Davies (eds.), Oxford: Blackwell.
  140. Hohwy, J. 1997. Quietism and cognitive command. Philosophical Quarterly 47: 496–500.

Popular Media

Hohwy, J. & Hede, J. A winning rhetoric – The rhetorical move that got Trump elected in spite of his outrageous words.

National Public Radio. Interview about self-tickle (heavily edited).
Ananthswamy, A. Tickling yourself is impossible even when in another’s shoes. New Scientist. A write up on our body swap and tickle study.
Marshall, T. Up close and personal with Uta Frith. Australian Autism Aspergers Network Magazine 1/2013. A write up on mentor and collaborator Uta Frith.
Lenzen, M. Das Hypothesen testende Gehirn. Gehirn und Geist 4/2013. [A write up in German, partly on my book]
Hohwy, J. Adventures in blobology: 20 years of fMRI brain scanning. The Conversation, 3rd November 2011.

With Bryan Paton, I  organised the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science Conference (Dec. 8-10 2014).


How to pronounce ‘Hohwy’?

‘Hoh’ is pronounced a bit like first bit of ‘holistic’ [ho]
The ‘w’ is pronounced more like an English ‘v’
The ‘y’ is pronounced like the first bit of ‘ypsilon’

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Supervision interests

I mainly supervise projects in interdisciplinary philosophy and cognitive neuroscience. This includes the science of consciousness, psychopathology, perception science, computational neuroscience, philosophy of mind and cognition. I welcome inquiries from potential students with a background in both philosophy and psychology/IT/machine learning/neuroscience. Check the current group of students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Research area keywords

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

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