RESEARCH SUMMARY

My research aims to provide new and interdisciplinary insights into the nature of mind and how we can best study it, as well as the metaphysical, epistemological and ethical issues arising from artificial intelligence. I want to help us better understand what is revealed by pioneering studies of brains and neural networks, and how to relate these studies to various capacities of perception, thought, and action in biological beings. 

One current line of work I'm excited about applies the tools of cognitive science and AI research to the study of dance, performed as art, and in turn critically reflects on scientific approaches through consideration of the mind in dance.

Publications

Prospective Learning: Back To The Future

with Joshua Vogelstein et al.

Natural Information, Factivity and Nomicity

Referee Report of (Hypothetical) Phliosophy 101 Textbook

A Philosophical Understanding of Representation for Neuroscence

with Ben Lansdell and Konrad Kording

What Makes Representations "Useful?"

Generative Adversarial Collaboration with Richard Lange et al.

Complexity in Agential Systems

with Sonia Roberts and Lisa Miracchi

What Does "Engaged Philosophy" Look Like?

with Louise Daoust and Rob Willison

Before Their Time

with Amanda Elbogen and Stephanie Keene

2022 Position Paper on arXiv

2021  Biology & Philosophy

                             

2021 Teaching Philosophy

                                   

Manuscript under review

preprint on arXiv

2021 CCN

Manuscript under review

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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