Michael L. Anderson’s research is located at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and the philosophy of cognitive science, and has appeared in venues including Artificial Intelligence,AI Magazine,Behavioral and Brain Sciences,Connection Science,Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience,NeuroImage,The Neuroscientist,Philosophical Psychology,SyntheseandTopics in Cognitive Science. His most recent bookAfter Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain(MIT Press, 2014) outlines a novel framework for understanding the overall functional organization of the brain, places its function in evolutionary context, and demonstrates how mechanisms originally evolved for the support of sensory-motor coordination have been coopted to facilitate language and mathematics. Anderson was a 2012-13 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, at Stanford University.
Anderson, M.L. (2014).After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press). Anderson, M.L. (2016). Précis of After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39. doi:10.1017/S0140525X15000631, e120 Anderson, M.L. (2015). Mining the brain for a new taxonomy of mind. Philosophy Compass, 10(1): 68-77. Anderson, M.L. & Finlay, B. (2014). Allocating structure to function: the strong links between neuroplasticity and natural selection. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7: 918. Anderson, M.L., Kinnison, J. & Pessoa, L. (2013). Describing functional diversity of brain regions and brain networks. NeuroImage, 73: 50-58 Anderson, M.L. (2010). Neural reuse: A fundamental organizational principle of the brain. (Target article) Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(4): 245-66