Chapter 8. Simulation Theory and Cognitive Neuroscience

  1. Dominic Murphy Senior Lecturer2 and
  2. Michael Bishop Professor3
  1. Alvin Goldman Professor

Published Online: 14 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308709.ch8

Stich: And His Critics

Stich: And His Critics

How to Cite

Goldman, A. (2009) Simulation Theory and Cognitive Neuroscience, in Stich: And His Critics (eds D. Murphy and M. Bishop), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308709.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 3

    Florida State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405112079

Online ISBN: 9781444308709



  • simulation theory and cognitive neuroscience;
  • Is simulation a natural category;
  • imaging techniques, neurocomputational modeling, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS);
  • simulation and respects of similarity;
  • simulation and motor cognition - mental simulation in certain types of non-mindreading activity;
  • simulation and face-based emotion attribution;
  • simulation - robust and theoretically interesting category


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Is Simulation a Natural Category?

  • Simulation and Respects of Similarity

  • Simulation and Motor Cognition

  • Simulation and Face-based Emotion Attribution

  • Simulation is a Robust and Theoretically Interesting Category

  • References