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NeuroPhone

This is WILD – is this Andy Clark’s Natural-Born Cyborgs coming to full fruition? Thanks to my collaborator Marge Doyle for sending this my way. Check out this Award Abstract from the NSF and check out this paper by members of the Mobile Sensing Group at Dartmouth. Abstract Neural signals are everywhere just like mobile phones. We propose to…

Cognitive Science Research: Extended Mind Themed Issue

Here is my introduction to the themed issue of Cognitive Systems Research. The full collection is now available here.

Extended Mind (Yet Again)

The articles comprising the themed issue of Cognitive Systems Research are now available from the publisher’s Articles in Press page. Note from Elsevier: The section “Articles in Press” contains peer reviewed accepted articles to be published in this journal. When the final article is assigned to an issue of the journal, the “Article in Press”…

The Network-Extended Mind

Here are two articles brought to my attention by my collaborator, a senior member of HSI engineering at Lockheed Martin. Extended mind is making its way into what one may think is an unlikely area. It’s not. Andy Clark’s cyborg is very much part of HCI – an example being a pilot’s helmet display. The emphasis in…

Extended Mind – Extended Time

Since we’ve been waiting for almost four years!!! for the publication of this collection of papers attached to The Extended Mind II conference held at The University of Hertfordshire in July of ’06, it’s arrival is going to be somewhat underwhelming on the grounds that: (a) most of the papers have been in circulation for…

Mind in Life

I’ve just completed reading Evan Thompson’s Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind, a work which I heartily endorse as the best statement yet of the enactivist theory of mind. I especially like his taking on the philosopher’s zombie and his chapter on Empathy and Enculturation. Last, but by no means least,…

The Bionic Body

As is usual for the National Geographic, here is a super article beautifully illustrated on the latest developments in bionics. Check out the hard copy for more detailed case studies and real world applications.