Papers and Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Robyn M. Amos-Kroohs, Laurie L. Davenport, Nina Atanasova, Zuhair I. Abdulla, Matthew R. Skelton, Charles V. Vorhees, Michael T.Williams “Developmental manganese neurotoxicity in rats: Cognitive deficits in allocentric and egocentric learning and memory”. Neurotoxicity and Teratology  59, 16 – 26 (2017).

Validating Animal Models” , THEORIA: An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science 30(2), 163 – 181. (2015).

Animal Models of Pain and the Puzzle of Similarity”, AJOB Neuroscience 5(3), 36.(2014). (Abstract).

Mechanistic Explanations and Animal Model Simulations in Neuroscience”, Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 24(4), 489 – 499. (2012).

BOOK REVIEWS

[Review of the book Models as Make-Believe: Imagination, Fiction and Scientific Representation]. Polish Journal of Philosophy IX (1): 111 – 114. (2015).

WORKS IN PROGRESS

“Convergent Perspectivism: A Model of Integration in Neuroscience” – in preparation
“Arbitrariness, Inconsistency, and Utilitarianism: The Challenge for Animal Rights” (with Jefferson Kisor) – in preparation

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

“Convergent Perspectivism”
— East European Network for Philosophy of Science, Sofia, June 2016
— European Philosophy of Science Association, Düsseldorf, September 2015
— International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, Montreal, July 2015

“Animal Models of Pain and the Puzzle of Similarity”
— Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, Glassboro, June 2016
— International Neuroethics Society, San Diego, November 2013 (Poster)

“Translating Morris Water Maze Results across Species and Environments” (Poster) — Society for Neuroscience 2015, October 17th – 21st, 2015, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

“Animal Predictions of Human Responses”
15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, August 3rd – 10th, 2015, Helsinki, Finland.
Fifth International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable, November 20th – November 21st, 2013, New York, New York, USA.

“Arbitrariness, Inconsistency, and Utilitarianism: The Challenge for Animal Rights”
Ohio Philosophical Association 2015 Meeting, April 11th, 2015, Berea, Ohio, USA
Midsouth Philosophy Conference 39th Annual Meeting, March 13th – 14th, 2015, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

“Validating Animal Models”
— Invited talk at Eindhoven University of Technology, August 26th, 2014, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
— Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation 4, April 11th – 12th, 2014, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

“Perspectival Pluralism in Experimental Neurobiology”
Invited talk at Mississippi State University, March 2014, Mississippi State, USA.
American Philosophical Association, Annual Meeting of the Eastern Division, December 27th – December 30th, 2013, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
15th Annual Pittsburgh – Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, April 5th – April 6th 2013 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Fifth Midwest Workshop in Philosophy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, March 15th – March 16th 2013, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.

“Interaction of Manganese, Iron, and Stress on Spatial Learning and Memory after Developmental Exposure” (Poster); (with Robyn M. Amos-Kroohs, Laurie L. Davenport, Nina Atanasova, Charles V. Vorhees, and Michael T. Williams) Society of Toxicology Conference, March 23th – 27th, 2014, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

“Neurobiological Knowledge Validated” (Poster)
Graduate Poster Forum 2014, February 28th 2014, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Experimentation in Neuroscience Workshop, November 22nd – November 23rd, 2013, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

“Cognitive and Behavioral Deficits in a Developmental Model of Multifactorial Environmental Exposure” (Poster); (with Robyn M. Amos-Kroohs, Laurie L. Davenport, Arnold Gutierrez, Nina Atanasova, Charles V. Vorhees, and Michael T. Williams) – Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting, November 9th – November 13th, 2013, San Diego, California, USA.

“Animal Models as Experimental Model Systems” – International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, July 7th – July 12th 2013, Montpellier, France.

“Unconscious Phenomenal Experience: An Oxymoron – Or Is It?” (Poster)
Graduate Poster Forum 2013, March 1st 2013, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Society for Philosophy and Psychology 2012, June 20th – June 23rd 2012, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

“Commentary on Experimental Modelling: Exemplification and Representation as Theorizing Strategies by Marcel Weber” – Second European Advanced Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences: In Vivo, Ex Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico Models in the Life Sciences, September 10th – September 14th 2012, Hermance (Geneva), Switzerland.

“Mechanistic Explanation as a Mapping Relation” – Third Midwest Workshop in Philosophy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, April 13th – April 14th 2012, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.

“Mechanistic Explanations and Mechanistic Simulations in Neuroscience” – Second Midwest Workshop in Philosophy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, November 11th – November 12th 2011, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.

“Commentary on Hobbesian Justification for Animal Rights by Shane Courtland” – Indiana Philosophical Association 2011 Fall Meeting, October 21st – October 22nd 2011,  Hanover, Indiana, USA.

“Explanations, Models, and Simulations in Neuroscience” – International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, July 10th – July 15th 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

“Simulation vs. Explanations in DST, Evo-Devo, and Medical Research” (Poster)International Society for History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology, July 10th – July 15th 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

“Explanations, Models, and Simulations in Neuroscience” (Poster) – National Conference Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation, April 1st – April 3rd 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

“The Reductionist’s Dilemma” – Third European Graduate School: Philosophy of Language, Mind and Science, October 12th – October 16th 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland.