Berlin School of Mind and Brain
& Institut für Philosophie
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Luisenstraße 56, 10117 Berlin (Germany)
Affiliate of the Theoretical Neurobiology Group
Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging
University College London
I work on the intersection between philosophy of mind and computational cognitive neuroscience. I am interested in the organisation of cognition under Dynamical Systems Theory and 4E Cognition.
In my PhD thesis "Cognition as Interaction: Making Room for A-Theoretical Cognition", I rejected the picture that the brain or the mind necessarily employs or represents the tools we use to scientifically investigate them.
My research motivates seriously exploring interactionist ways of understanding cognition that reject cognition as essentially an ability or capacity for theorising or infering. I investigate to what extent cognition can be understood in terms of unfolding interactions that adjust and adapt without assuming that those adjustments and adaptations necessarily involve theorising or modelling the world.
More specifically, I aim to elucidate how we understand cognition in everyday life in a way that is consistent with using the technical apparatus of dynamical systems theory to investigate it without our falling foul of philosophical pictures entailing cognition as necessarily representing.