I'd like to welcome the Cocoon's newest contributor, Richard Brown. Richard is Associate Professor of Philosophy at LaGuardia Community College, the owner/ruler of the blog Philosophy Sucks!, a musician, a contributor over at the Brains blog -- and he even has a YouTube channel! Richard's research is focused on the philosophy of mind, consciousness studies, and the foundations of cognitive science. He also has interests in the philosophy of language, metaethics, logic, the philosophy of logic, and the history of philosophy. Welcome!