Gesture

I recently finished Between Word and Image by  Dennis J. Schmidt.  Overall, I liked the book, but the part that really stuck with me was this: Here I am referring to the quiet truth of a gesture, namely, that in looking at a gesture, one is addressed by that gesture. …

Extended Cognition and Empirical Evidence

Extending Cognition to Include Other Minds I’ve discussed extended cognition here previously and recently read a paper by Slaby & Gallagher that “extends the extension” to include other minds, specifically those involved in a community of scientific practice. This is reminiscent of Hardwig’s Epistemic Dependence  paper which discussed the implications of …

Radical Embodied Cognitive Science.

“Radical” is an understatement. This book isn’t just cognitive science with digital computers and no explicit symbolic thought. This is cognitive science …

Embodiment and Intelligence

I guess it has become a truism that “real intelligence” requires embodiment (some random pointers: why alphago is not ai; another good …

C. elegans connectome

After finishing my last post  There’s Something Out There,  I reread The Connectome of a Decision-Making Neural Network by Travis A. Jarrell …

Deictic Color

I recently read Ecumenicism, comparability, and color, or: How to have your cake and eat it, too by Jonathan Cohen. The situation …

The Missing Piece(s)

In my last post, I was trying to unpack a bit of what we mean when we use the term conscious. My …