Tyeson Barton's research primarily explores topics in the philosophy of mind, embodied cognition, enactivism, ecological psychology, and phenomenology. As part of the EMRG lab, he is currently leading a project which examines and compares how information is defined in predictive coding and ecological psychology. Specifically, this project has three aims. The first is to specify the notions of information at work in these two areas. The second is to determine the extent to which these notions of information determine how the two areas understand the roles that the brain, body, and environment play in perception. And the third is to identify and compare the advantages and limitations of each notion of information in relation to the development of a theory of perception.
Barton, T (2019). “A Potential Path Forward Beneath an Old Stalemate: Why Unifying First-person and Third- person Methods is Necessary for the Development of an Explanation of How the Brain Produces Consciousness.” VIUSpace, https://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/12654.
Barton, T (2018). “O Theodicy: John Milton’s Circular Theodicy as Teleological Argument in Paradise Lost.” VIUSpace, https://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/7734.
Barton, T (2017). “Tightening and Loosening: The Paradox of Interpreting Ambiguity in Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw.” VIUSpace, https://viurrspace.ca/handle/10613/5427.
Barton, T (2016). “An Analysis of How History is Presented in W.G. Sebald’s Novel Austerlitz.” The Compass Rose: Explorations in Thought, https://wordpress.viu.ca/compassrose/how-history-is-presented-in-sebalds-austerlitz/.
Barton, T (2019), “Toward a Theory of Consciousness: Unifying First-person Methods and Third-person Methods.” CREATE Conference, 10 April 2019, Vancouver Island University