• Why don't cockatoos have war songs?
    with Cody Moser, Jordan Ackerman, Shannon Proksch, and Paul E. Smaldino
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44. 2021.
    We suggest that the accounts offered by the target articles could be strengthened by acknowledging the role of group selection and cultural niche construction in shaping the evolutionary trajectory of human music. We argue that group level traits and highly variable cultural niches can explain the diversity of human song, but the target articles' accounts are insufficient to explain such diversity.
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    Attention in Skilled Behavior: An Argument for Pluralism
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology 12 (3): 615-638. 2021.
    Peak human performance—whether of Olympic athletes, Nobel prize winners, or you cooking the best dish you’ve ever made—depends on skill. Skill is at the heart of what it means to excel. Yet, the fixity of skilled behavior can sometimes make it seem a lower-level activity, more akin to the movements of an invertebrate or a machine. Peak performance in elite athletes is often described, for example, as “automatic” by those athletes: “The most frequent response from participants when describing the…Read more
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    Correction to: Attention in Skilled Behavior: an Argument for Pluralism
    Review of Philosophy and Psychology 12 (3): 639-639. 2021.
    A Correction to this paper has been published: 10.1007/13164.1878-5166.
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    Wild Bodies Don't Need to Perceive, Detect, Capture, or Create Meaning: They ARE Meaning
    with J. Scott Jordan, Vincent T. Cialdella, Matthew D. Langley, and Zachery Stillman
    Frontiers in Psychology 8. 2017.