Juan Sebastian Ardila-Cifuentes
Undergrad - Honors Specialization in Philosophy
My interest in the Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Cognitive Psychology is motivated by three specific topics: consciousness, perception, and developmental psychology. My interest in consciousness is driven by the hope that we can incorporate a model of consciousness that is consistent with an embodied view of cognition. This also involves investigation into the nature of perceptual information without resorting to computations or representations. Moreover, this goal has led me to investigate how minds grasp each other in engagement and how this might help understand the nature of consciousness as such. Finally, my research in developmental psychology consists of a critical analysis of nonverbal false beliefs tasks from an embodied framework. This has led me to explore the literature of Embodied Cognition, especially both Eleanor and James J. Gibson along with their students, Anthony Chemero, and Merleau-Ponty.
Ardila-Cifuentes, Juan. (2020). "Mind-In-The-World: Lessons from Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger and Embodied Cognition for Future Models of Consciousness." Huron Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
Ardila-Cifuentes, Juan. (2019). "Libet's Error: Unwarranted Results via Methodological Errors." Huron Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario.
Addressing Low Replication Rates and The Auxiliary Assumptions in Developmental Psychology, the 27th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA2020), Baltimore, Maryland, November 19th-22nd.
Conference Founder and Lead organizer, (2020). Embodied Cognition: Implication in Science and Philosophy
Conference Founder and Lead organizer (2018 - Present), Annual Huron Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
President of the Huron Philosophy Society (2018 - Present)
Lead Developer, Designer & Maintenance (2019 - 2020). Huron University Student Council Official Website
Co-Designer, (2020), The EMRG LAB