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Gerard O'Brien

Gerard O'Brien is currently professor of philosophy at the University of Adelaide, Australia. His research centers on consciousness, mental representation, naturalised theories of ethics and values, neurocomputational models of cognition, and theoretical foundations of cognitive science.

OM Contributions


  • O'Brien, G., & Opie, J. (2006). How do connectionist networks compute? Cognitive Processing, 7(1), 30-41.

  • O'Brien, G., & Opie, J. (2004). Notes toward a structuralist theory of mental representation. In H. Clapin, P. J. Staines, & P. Slezak (Eds.), Representation in mind: New approaches to mental representation. Perspectives on cognitive science (pp. 1-20). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier.

  • O'Brien, G., & Opie, J. (2002). Radical connectionism: Thinking with (not in) language. Language & Communication, 22(3), 313-329.

  • O'Brien, G., & Opie, J. (1999). A connectionist theory of phenomenal experience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22(1), 127-148.

  • O'Brien, G., & Opie, J. (1998). The disunity of consciousness. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 76(3), 378-395.

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