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I work mainly at the intersection of Philosophy of Mind and Science, Neuroscience and AI. My research aims to advance the scientific investigation of capacities of perception, thought, and action. I do this in part by working to clarify what we learn about these capacities through the study of brains and artificial neural networks. I am especially interested in examinations of mind in movement; I wonder about how mentality is reflected in different kinds of movement, about the various senses in which movement can be intelligent, and about the best ways of exploring these scientifically.      

Ongoing Dance | Cogsci | AI study

I'm currently working on a comparative analysis of human and AI recognition of dance genre.

You can participate in the study by playing this guess-the-genre game.

Once we collect enough data, we will see how people's genre-judgments depend on dance-relevant experience

And see how their judgments compare to those of our AI algorithm. You can see the preliminary code on github.


Three Aspects of Representation in Neuroscience

with Ben Lansdell and Konrad Kording

Creativity in AI-Dance Art

at Workshop on Embodiment in Perception of Creatvity

Prospective Learning: Back To The Future

with Joshua Vogelstein et al.

Natural Information, Factivity and Nomicity

Referee Report of (Hypothetical) Phliosophy 101 Textbook

Translated into Spanish by Fredy H. P. Galindo

Transl under review at Cuestiones Filosóficas

What Makes Representations "Useful?"

Generative Adversarial Collaboration with Richard Lange et al.

What Does "Engaged Philosophy" Look Like?

with Louise Daoust and Rob Willison

Before Their Time

with Amanda Elbogen and Stephanie Keene

2022 Trends in Cognitive Sciences

2022 International Conference on Computational Creativity

2022 Position Paper

arXiv cs.LG

2021  Biology & Philosophy


2021 Teaching Philosophy




2021 Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience

2016 Guest Post on Daily Nous


2013 Policy Bulletin Prepared by

Plan UK and Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic

Selected Presentations

So You Think AI Can Dance?

Penn 2022 Eye, Mind, and Image, Visual Studies Conference

Symposium: Affirming Black Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2021 Virtual

A Philosophical Understanding of Representation for Neuroscience

Neuromatch 3.0

The Factivity and Nomicity of Information

Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Neural Dynamics and Inner Representations

SUNY Potsdam conference on Philosophy of Psychology

Weakness of Will, Resolutions, and Desires

The Philosopher's Cocoon Conference









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