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    Is Cognitive Science Usefully Cast as Complexity Science?
    with Damian G. Stephen
    Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (1): 3-6. 2012.
    Readers of TopiCS are invited to join a debate about the utility of ideas and methods of complexity science. The topics of debate include empirical instances of qualitative change in cognitive activity and whether this empirical work demonstrates sufficiently the empirical flags of complexity. In addition, new phenomena discovered by complexity scientists, and motivated by complexity theory, call into question some basic assumptions of conventional cognitive science such as stable equilibria and…Read more
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    Learning From the Body About the Mind
    with Michael A. Riley and Kevin Shockley
    Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (1): 21-34. 2012.
    In some areas of cognitive science we are confronted with ultrafast cognition, exquisite context sensitivity, and scale-free variation in measured cognitive activities. To move forward, we suggest a need to embrace this complexity, equipping cognitive science with tools and concepts used in the study of complex dynamical systems. The science of movement coordination has benefited already from this change, successfully circumventing analogous paradoxes by treating human activities as phenomena of…Read more
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    Self-organization of cognitive performance
    with John G. Holden and Michael T. Turvey
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 132 (3): 331. 2003.
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    Voluntary behavior in cognitive and motor tasks
    with Heidi Kloos
    Mind and Matter 8 (1): 19-43. 2010.
    Many previous treatments of voluntary behavior have viewed intentions as causes of behavior. This has resulted in several dilemmas, including a dilemma concerning the origin of intentions. The present article circumvents traditional dilemmas by treating intentions as constraints that restrict degrees of freedom for behavior. Constraints self-organize as temporary dynamic structures that span the mind-body divide. This treatment of intentions and voluntary behavior yields a theory of intentionali…Read more
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    Schneider's apraxia and the strained relation between experience and description
    with Marian A. Jansen op de Haar
    Philosophical Psychology 13 (2): 247-259. 2000.
    Borrett, Kelly and Kwan [ Phenomenology, dynamical neural networks and brain function, Philosophical Psychology, 13, 000-000] claim that unbiased, self-evident, direct description is possible, and may supply the data that brain theories account for. Merleau-Ponty's [ Phenomenology of perception, London: Routledge] description of Schneider's apraxia is offered as a case in point. According to the authors, Schneider's apraxia justifies brain components of predicative and pre-predicative experience…Read more
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    Dispersion of response times reveals cognitive dynamics
    with John G. Holden and Michael T. Turvey
    Psychological Review 116 (2): 318-342. 2009.
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    The Soldier and the State: An Analysis of Samuel Huntington’s View on Military Obedience Toward Political Authority
    with Carl Ceulemans
    Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 10 (2/3/4): 7-22. 2002.
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    Feedback consistency effects
    with Johannes C. Ziegler
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (3): 351-352. 2000.
    Models are not adequately evaluated simply by whether they capture the data, after the fact. Other criteria are needed. One criterion is parsimony; but utility and generality are at least as important. Even with respect to parsimony, however, the case against feedback is not as straightforward as Norris et al. present it. We use feedback consistency effects to illustrate these points
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    The Soldier and the State
    Professional Ethics 10 (2/3/4): 7-22. 2002.
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    Ultrafast cognition
    with Sebastian Wallot
    Journal of Consciousness Studies 19 (5-6): 5-6. 2012.
    Observations of ultrafast cognition in human performance challenge intuitive information processing and computation metaphors of cognitive processing. Instances of ultrafast cognition are marked by ultrafast response times of reliable, accurate responses to a relatively complex stimulus. Ultrafast means response times that are as fast as a single feedforward burst of activity across the nervous system connecting eye to hand. Thus the information processing and computation metaphors in question a…Read more
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    Human Cognition and 1/f Scaling
    with John G. Holden and Michael T. Turvey
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 134 (1): 117-123. 2005.
  •  10
    Guest Editors' Introduction
    Professional Ethics 10 (2/3/4): 3-5. 2002.
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    Specificity in a global array is only one possibility
    with Eric L. Amazeen
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6): 887-888. 2004.
    The suggestion of seeking specificity in a higher-order array is attractive, but Stoffregen & Bardy fail to provide a compelling empirical basis to their claim that specificity exists solely in the global array. Using the example of relative motion, the alternate hypotheses that must be considered are presented.
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    Word identification in reading and the promise of subsymbolic psycholinguistics
    with Bruce F. Pennington and Gregory O. Stone
    Psychological Review 97 (4): 488-522. 1990.
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    The Pervasiveness of 1/f Scaling in Speech Reflects the Metastable Basis of Cognition
    with Christopher Kello, Gregory Anderson, and John Holden
    Cognitive Science 32 (7): 1217-1231. 2008.
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    The emergent coordination of cognitive function
    with Christopher T. Kello, Brandon C. Beltz, and John G. Holden
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 136 (4): 551-568. 2007.
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    Situated naïve physics: Task constraints decide what children know about density
    with Heidi Kloos and Anna Fisher
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 139 (4): 625-637. 2010.
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    Guest Editors’ Introduction
    with Carl Ceulemans
    Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 10 (2): 3-5. 2002.
  • Hans Lipps’ phenomenology of knowledge marks the hermeneutic turn of classical Husserlian phenomenology. Characteristic is its intention to show different motives for the claims of knowledge and especially to understand the soil of our pre-predicative experience from the lived forms of handling things. Criticizing the central Husserlian notion of intentionality and the classical analysis of constitution of transcendent objects, Lipps stresses the pragmatic nature of our primary encounter with th…Read more
  • Fractal Structure in Voluntary Eye Movements
    with Charles Coey, Sebastian Wallot, and Michael Richardson