Academic Work


Academic Qualifications

PhD (2001) Psychology (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), University College London

MPhil (1996) Criminology, Cambridge University

BA Hons (1995) Experimental Psychology, Oxford University (First class)


Books and book chapters

Fine C & Fidler F (accepted). "Sex and power: Why sex/gender neuroscisnce should motivate statistical reform. To appear in J Clausen & N Levy (Eds), The Handbook of Neuroethics. Springer.

Fine C (accepted). "Neuroscience, gender, and 'development to' and 'from': The example of toy preferences. To appear in J Clausen & N Levy (Eds), The Handbook of Neuroethics. Springer.

Fine C (2013). "Neurosexism in functional neuroimaging: From scanner to pseudo-science to psyche." In M Ryan & N Branscombe (Eds), The Sage Handbook of Gender and Psychology. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Grossi G & Fine C (2012). "The role of fetal testosterone in the development of 'the essential difference' between the sexes: Some essential issues." In R Bluhm, A Jacobsen and H Maibom (Eds), Neurofeminism: Issues at the Intersection of Feminist Theory and Cognitive Neuroscience. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Fine C (2012). "Messages, minds and mental contamination: What does cognitive science tell us? To appear in W Warburton & D Braunstein (Eds), Growing up Fast and Furious. Federation Press.

Fine C (2010). "Delusions of Gender: How our minds, society and neurosexism create difference." (New York: WW Norton).

Kennett J & Fine C (2007). "Internalism and the evidence from psychopaths and 'acquired sociopathy'." In 'Vol 3, The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Disease and Development. Ed. W. Sinnott-Armstrong. (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press).

Kennett J & Fine C (2007). "Could there be an empirical test for internalism?" In 'Vol 3, The Neuroscience of Morality: Emotion, Disease and Development. Ed. W. Sinnott-Armstrong. (Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press). Response to commentaries.

Fine C (2006). "A Mind of Its Own: How your brain distorts and deceives." (New York: WW Norton).


Journal Publications

Fine C, Jordan-Young R, Kaiser A & Rippon G (in press). Plasticity, plasticity, plasticity ... and the rigid problem of sex. Trends in Cognitive Sciences

Fine C (2013). Is there neurosexism in functional neuroimaging investigations of sex differences? Neuroethics 6(2): 369-409.

Fine C (2012). Explaining, or sustaining, the status quo? The potentially self-fulfilling effects of 'hardwired' accounts of sex differences. Neuroethics 5(3): 285-294.

Fine C (2010). From scanner to soundbite: Issues in interpreting and reporting sex differences in the brain. Current Directions in Psychological Science 19: 280-283 .

Kennett J & Fine C  (2009). Will the real moral judgment please stand up? Ethical Theory & Moral Practice 12: 77-96.

Nairn A & Fine C (2008). Not seeing the wood for the imaginary trees. Or, who's messing with my article? A response to Ambler. International Journal of Advertising 27(5): 896-908.

Nairn A & Fine C (2008) Who's messing with my mind? The implications of dual processing models for the ethics of marketing to children. International Journal of Marketing 27(3): 447-470.

Fine C (2008). Will working mothers' brains explode? The popular new genre of neurosexism. Neuroethics 1 (1): 69-72.

Fine C, Gardner M, Craigie J & Gold I (2007). Hopping, skipping or jumping to conclusions? Clarifying the role of the JTC bias in delusions. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 12(1): 46-77.

Fine C (2007). Vulnerable minds? The consumer unconscious and the ethics of marketing to children. Res Publica 16 (1): 14-18.

Fine C. (2006). Is the emotional dog wagging the rational tail or chasing it? Unleashing reason in Haidt's social intuitionist model of moral judgment. Philosophical Explorations 9(1): 83-98.

Mitchell DGV, Fine C, Richell RA, Newman C, Lumsden J, Blair KS, Blair RJR (2006). Instrumental learning and relearning in individuals with psychopathy and in patients with lesions involving the amygdala or orbitofrontal cortex. Neuropsychology 20(3): 280-289.

Fine C, Craigie J & Gold I. (2005). Damned if you do; damned if you don't: the impasse in cognitive models of the Capgras delusion. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology 12(2):143-151.

Fine C, Craigie J & Gold I. (2005). The explanation approach to delusion. Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology 12(2): 159-163. Response to commentary.

Fine C & Kennett J. (2004). Mental impairment, moral understanding and criminal responsibility: Psychopathy and the purposes of punishment. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 27: 425-443.

Fine C, Lumsden J & Blair RJR. (2001). Dissociation between theory of mind and executive functions in a patient with early left amygdala damage. Brain, 124: 287-298.

Fine C & Blair RJR. (2000). The cognitive and emotional effects of amygdala damage. Neurocase, 6: 435-438.

Fine C & Blair RJR. (1999). Computations in extraversion. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 22(3): 521-523.


Book review and encyclopedia entry

Fine I, Fine C & Fine K. (2009). 'Blindness, recovery from.' Companion to Consciousness Encyclopedia. Oxford University Press.

Fine C (2005). Review of JT Cacioppo & GG Bernston (2004), Essays in Social Neuroscience. Psyche 11(2).

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