Neurocognitive Mechanisms: Explaining Biological Cognition

I just completed a fairly polished draft of a new book, entitled Neurocognitive Mechanisms: Explaining Biological Cognition. It gives a comprehensive defense of a computational theory of cognition updated for the era of cognitive neuroscience, including ontological foundations, with surprises for both supporters and critics of traditional computational theories of cognition. If anyone is interested in giving me feedback, I would be most grateful. Just let me know and I’ll send you a copy.

11 Comments

  1. Justin

    I am interested!
    Though I can only hope that my feedback would be useful to you.
    I’m a BA in Philosophy with honors whose studies over the last 9 years have been conducted outside of academia, yet my talents might well require just a little bit of whetting before they can cut deep into this topic.
    Presently I’m writing a science-fiction piece on AI, so I’m sure your book would be great research material.

  2. HR Gentry

    I’d also be interested in reading and, perhaps, providing comments. I’m a master’s student in philosophy focusing on perception, action, and control.

  3. Gualtiero Piccinini

    Hi all, thanks for your interest. For now I’ll share the manuscript with people who work in this area and offer to give feedback. Hopefully it will be published soon and then anyone can have a copy.

  4. Kathleen Taylor

    My co-author (Catherine Marienau of DePaul University) and I have written a book, Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind, in which we have several times quoted you. It was written from our perspective as educators interested in how the adult brain learns. It was also written for people who, like us, are not neuroscientists, but want some grounding in what current neuroscience (and cognitive science, philosophy of mind, and psychology) are suggesting about the brain and learning. Your recent interview in the New Yorker reaffirms many of our perspectives on the role of the embodied brain. We would very much like two copies of your book, as we live thousands of miles apart. We welcome the opportunity to learn more and to comment from our (admittedly limited) perspective.

  5. Catherine Marienau

    I am Kathleen Taylor’s colleague- coauthor of Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind (Wiley). I would appreciate receiving your manuscript and offering feedback. We have been influenced by your work and are eager to see more.

  6. Zakaria Djebbara

    I would love to give it a read and offer my feedback, whatever it’s worth! I’m a PhD student investigating brain dynamics during movement on the threshold between spaces; combining brain/body imaging techniques with architecture.

  7. dirk

    would also like to see the text, did grad work in neurosci/research-psych and later in philo of science with a focus these days on enactivism/extended-cog.

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