Systematicity and the Post-Connectionist Era: Taking Stock of the Architecture Of Cognition

19-21 May 2011San Jose (Andalucia, Spain)2nd call for papersResearchers are invited to submit full papers or long abstracts for 40-minute presentations on conceptual, empirical or modeling issues that arise in the treatment of the systematicity challenge from post-connectionist approaches such as behavior-based AI, ecological psychology, embodied and distributed cognition, dynamical …

Positive-outcome bias?

Here’s an intriguing contrast.    In philosophy journals, reviewers tend to think that papers with “positive” results are somehow superior to critical work with “negative” results.  On the whole, the profession seems to think this right and proper.   In medical journals, reviewers tend to think that an experiment that …

Workshop on Rob Rupert's new book

Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind (November 26, 2009) a one-day conference hosted by the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, organized by Sven Walter. Speakers include: Ken Aizawa (Centenary College of Louisiana) Miriam Kyselo (University of Osnabrueck) Holger Lyre (University of Bielefeld) Robert Rupert (University of Colorado at …

Fun Bird Fact

In Perception … Processing of the Müller-Lyer illusion by a Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) Irene M Pepperberg, Jennifer Vicinay, Patrick Cavanagh Received 28 November 2006, in revised form 31 May 2007; published online 1 May 2008 Abstract. Alex, a Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus) who identifies the bigger or smaller of two objects by …

h-index

The other day I was procrastinating on preparing for class, so I went over to Chalmers’s MindPapers. It didn’t take all that long before I did a search on “Aizawa” and found a few papers. I also noted that most were not cited. That reminded me of a discussion not …

Extended Cognition News

Last month, at Shaun Gallagher’s Cognition: Embodied, Embedded, Enactive, Extended conference, Fred Adams and I met with some criticism of our views on extended cognition.  Andy Clark, Richard Menary, and Pierre Steiner, among others, were allied against us. Finally, after six years, however, Fred and I are getting our second …