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Distributed Cognition and the Archaeology of Memory

The latest from the culture and cognition reading group at Macquarie University. Worth checking out one of the articles already cited along with one that wasn’t. Bill WimsattBryce HuebnerCognitive Archaeologycolin AllenCollective memorydistributed cognitionEmergenceEnskillmentjohn suttonLambros MalafourisMemorymethodologyMichael AndersonRadical EnactivismRichard HeersminkRob Rupert

Google as cognitive extension

“Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips” in Science. The advent of the Internet, with sophisticated algorithmic search engines, has made accessing information as easy as lifting a finger. No longer do we have to make costly efforts to find the things we want. We can “Google” the old classmate,…

Daniel Kahneman on Cognitive Traps

Daniel Kahneman’s recently released book Thinking, Fast and Slow aimed at a popular audience is certainly generating a great deal of press, so far as I can tell, most of it very positive. Here he is outlining his experimental work in a Ted Talk. As a behavioral economist much of what he says about rationality will have…

Sandy Goldberg’s “extendedness” hypothesis

Here is an excellent website I’ve come across called New Books in Philosophy. One of the people behind this enterprise is Robert Talisse whose work I know from two articles in EPISTEME. Robert interviews Sandy Goldberg about his new book. Here’s an hour long audio discussion.

Joaquin Fuster

I recently had the honor and good fortune to be on the same panel as neuroscientist Joaquin Fuster. We had been in correspondence over the years: the intellectual generosity of this man, one of the giants in the field, knows no bounds. I was thrilled to finally meet him in person. Below are some shots…