May, 2023 - Funding Awarded!
Rotman Institute Summer Research Funding
Varun Ravikumar has received funding for a research project during the summer, titled "The social and the individual: Illuminating the onto-methodological foundations of embodied cognitive social science,” and co-directed by Mike Anderson and Scott Shaffer. This is Rotman Institute funding awarded on a competitive basis.
May, 2022 - Funding Awarded!
Three Members of The EMRG Lab have receive Rotman Institute Summer 2021 Research Funding
Sameera Singh, Varun Ravikumar, and Charles Bakker have receive funding to pursue the research projects during the summer. This is Rotman Institute funding awarded in a competitive basis.
April, 2022 - Grad School Placement for EMRG Lab Members
We are happy and proud to announce that three members of the EMRG Lab will begin their PhD studies in Fall 2022. Emily Davidson will be doing her PhD at McGill University (Canada), Sameerah Singh will be joining University of Pittsburgh (USA), and Robyn Wilford will be studying at University of Toronto (Canada)
April, 2022 - Preprints!
Led by EMRG Lab Member Tyeson Barton, a new preprint on auto-encoders and ecological information is out: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/20426/
EMRG Lab Member Vicente Raja has participated in a new preprint on the opacity of deep neural networks: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/20492/
May, 2021 - More Funding Awarded!
Four Members of The EMRG Lab have receive Rotman Institute Summer 2021 Research Funding
Heather Champion, Varun Ravikumar, Charles Bakker, and Jon Bowen have receive funding to pursue the research projects during the summer. This is Rotman Institute funding awarded in a competitive basis.
March, 11th, 2021 - BBS Publication
Forthcoming commentary on Tal Yarkoni's "The generalizability crisis" entitled "The stimulus-response crisis" by Robyn Wilford, Juan Ardila Cifuentes, Edward Baggs, and Michael L. Anderson coming out in the near future in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. In the mean time here here is our preprint!
February, 11th, 2021 - More Funding Awarded!
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA):
Robyn Wilford - Exploring the Functional Diversity of Executive Control Network Brain Regions Across Development: a Meta-Analysis
November, 20th, 2020 - New Publication in Scientific Reports by Dr. Raja
Raja, V., Silva, P.L., Holghoomi, R. et al. (2020). The dynamics of plant nutation. Sci Rep 10, 19465. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-76588-z
Raja, V. (2020). Embodiment and cognitive neuroscience: the forgotten tales. Phenomenology and Cognitive Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11097-020-09711-0
September 4th, 2020 - Lab Members Receive More Funding
Mitacs Research Training Award:
Varun Ravikumar - Socializing ecological psychology
Work Study Research Grant From Huron University College:
Juan Ardila - Cifuentes - Paradigm Censorship and The Philosophy of Science
August, 21st, 2020 - Tyeson Barton to UBC!
Congratulations and best of luck to Tyeson Barton as he begins his PhD in Philosophy at UBC this fall
August 14th, 2020 - Latest Publication
Our lab recently published the following paper:
Baggs E., Raja V., & Anderson ML. (2020). Extended Skill Learning. Front. Psychol. 11:1956. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01956
August, 5th, 2020 - Poster Accepted
We are delighted to announce Juan Ardila-Cifuente's will be presenting his poster “Addressing Low Replication Rates and The Auxiliary Assumptions in Developmental Psychology” at the 27th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association.
July, 23rd. 2020 - Latest Publications
Our lab recently published the following papers:
Baggs, E. & Chemero, A. (2020). Thinking with other minds. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Baggs, E. (2020). Book Review: Action and Interaction. Front Psychol. 11:1598. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01598
Raja V. & Chemero A. P. (2020). In favor of impropriety. Constructivist Foundations 15(3): 213–216. https://constructivist.info/15/3/213
May, 1st, 2020 - Graduate Student Receives PhD Grant
Congratulations to PhD Candidate Jonathan Bowen for receiving the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship from SSHRC.
April, 27th, 2020 - EMRG Lab Summer Funding
Summer Research Grants from Western University, Department of Philosophy:
Harmony Ezeuko - Concept of information in Psych. and Neurosci.
Connor Fraser - Laws, constraints and enabling constraints in A&S.
Jonathan Bowen - Behavioural and brain dynamics in VR.
Varun Ravikumar - Minimal Cognitive Agents & PhilPapers.
Summer Research Grants from Rotman Institute:
Harshita Jaiprakash - Covid-19 and the threat to self.
Katrina Zmavc - Brain dynamics with EEG.
Summer Research Grants from Research Western, Undergrad.:
Robyn Wilford - Affordances in real objects and pictures.
Summer Research Grant From Huron University College
Juan Ardila-Cifuentes - Embodied Cognition after Heidegger
February 5th, 2021 - Virtual talk with Dr. Karen Adolph from NYU
Join the Philosophy of Cognitive Science reading group on February, 5th 2021, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST for a virtual talk with Dr. Karen Adolph on her paper: Motor Development: Embodied, embedded, encultured, and enabling. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30256718/. This talk will be co-hosted by our research assistants Juan Ardila-Cifuentes and Robyn Wilford. For More information and to access the zoom link please click here.
October 30th, 2020 - Guest Speaker: Joanna Rączaszek -Leonardi
Our lab is excited to bring a guest speaker to The Philosophy of Cognitive Science Reading Group. Details to come.
The event will be Virtual from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST.
For more information or to join please contact us.
March 7th, 2020 - Embodied Cognition: Implications in Science and Philosophy
Conference organized by EMRG Lab member Juan Ardila Cifuentes. Funded by Dr. Geoff Read, Vice-President of Huron University College and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Huron, and by Dr. Barry Craig President of Huron University College. Two other lab members, Mike Anderson and Vicente Raja, presented a talk.
March 6th, 2020 - Dialogue with Tony Chemero
Dialogue with Tony Chemero organized and moderated by EMRG Lab member Juan Ardila Cifuentes. The conversation focused on the second chapter of Chemero's Radical Embodied Cognitive Science (2009; The MIT Press). Funded by Dr. Geoff Read, Vice-President of Huron University College and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Huron, and by Dr. Barry Craig President of Huron University College.