Fun fact of the day: Neurophilosophy is an interdisciplinary study that lies at the juncture of neuroscience and philosophy. It’s true. Furthermore, neurophilosophical inquiry may be pursued down two different paths. Some neurophilosophers aspre to solve problems regarding the nature of the mind,mental functions, and consciousness by employing neuroscientific data. Their colleagues bring to bear the conceptual rigor and methods of philosophy of science to clarify questions in neuroscience.

Bet you didn’t know that!

The reason I’m sharing this with you is that the newest I and the Bird is presented to us by a real, live, possibly self-appointed Neurophilosopher. MC writes about most aspects of neuroscience, from the molecular to the cognitive, but also covers other topics he finds interesting. This includes, on occasion, ornithology, which is why we are now able to enjoy, in an apt homage to Darwin’s legendary Voyage of the Beagle, our own I and the Bird #42, the forty-second voyage of IatBEagle.

Are your inquiries into the lives of wild birds arcane and esoteric, or are you into down to earth, meat and potatoes birding? Either way, your best source for peer review is I and the Bird. Our next edition is headed somewhere sunny and warm, so you may very well want to go with it! Send your links and summaries to me or our next talented host, Tai Haku (p DOT taihaku AT googlemail DOT com) of Earth, Wind & Water.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.