Juan Sebastian Ardila Cifuentes
Undergrad - Honors Specialization in Philosophy
My interest in the Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Cognitive Psychology is motivated by three specific topics: consciousness, perception, and developmental psychology. With regards to the first, I am interested in exploring what are generally considered to be representation-heavy capacities and how their conditions may depend more so on non-representational processes. Moreover, this goal has led me to investigate the nature of intersubjectivity and go beyond Theory of Mind explanations. Finally, my research in developmental psychology is presently focused on analyzing nonverbal false beliefs tasks from an embodied framework. Finally, my thesis project is, following James J. Gibson's ecological approach, aims to explore to what extent gustatory perception may be a multisensory orienting system.
Wilford, R., Ardila Cifuentes, J., Baggs, E., & Anderson, M. L. (Forth). The stimulus-response crisis. Commentary on Tal Yarkoni's The Generalizability Crisis. Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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