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In 2014 we published a book chapter with Eric Charles in which we argued that the most important thing psychology and neuroscience needed from people like us was a new language in which to talk about the problems we are trying to solve. Our Ecological Representations paper is part of this, ...
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A final word and takehome message for #MechanismWeek
This week we have reviewed what a mechanism is, various ways to model mechanisms, and talked about the kinds of functional and dynamical models cognitive science currently relies on. We then rejected the argument that cognitive science cannot have causal mechanistic models that refer to real ...
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So far we have learned what a mechanism is, two ways of modelling mechanisms (functional and mechanistic) and we've identified that cognitive science is currently dominated entirely by functional models which will never actually turn into mechanistic models without a change in our research ...
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This kind of program feels like it's heading towards mechanism . Every division into new sub-capacities comes from work showing the two sub-capacities function differently and are therefore the result of different mechanisms. Every new representational model adds a new component (part or ...
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In our first post for #MechanismWeek  we describe the different kinds of models in science and why dynamic causal mechanistic models are awesome
In this first #MechanismWeek post, I will define a mechanism and briefly describe the kind of models of mechanisms you can build. I begin with various kinds of functional models (Cummins, 1975, 2001; Weiskopf, 2011). These either break capacities of systems into more coherent, easily studied ...
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Framing the Debate
In 2014 we published a book chapter with Eric Charles in which we argued that the most important thing psychology and neuroscience needed from people like us was a new language in which to talk about the problems we are trying to solve. Our Ecological Repre...
In 2014 we published a book chapter with Eric Charles in which we argued that the most important thing psychology and neuroscience needed from people like us was a new language in which to talk about the problems we are trying to solve. Our Ecological Representations paper is part of this, ...
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Mechanisms for Cognitive and Behavioural Science (#MechanismWeek 5)
This week we have reviewed what a mechanism is, various ways to model mechanisms , and talked about the kinds of functional and dynamical models cognitive science currently relies on. We then rejected the argument that cognitive science cannot have causal m...
This week we have reviewed what a mechanism is, various ways to model mechanisms, and talked about the kinds of functional and dynamical models cognitive science currently relies on. We then rejected the argument that cognitive science cannot have causal mechanistic models that refer to real ...
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Ecological Mechanisms and Models of Mechanisms (#MechanismWeek 4)
Mechanistic models are great, but so far cognitive science doesn't have any. We have functional models (of, for example, memory or categorisation) and dynamical models (of, for example, neural networks) but none of these can support the kind of  explanation...
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Do Dynamic Models Explain? (#MechanismWeek 3)
So far we have learned what a mechanism is, two ways of modelling mechanisms (functional and mechanistic) and we've identified that cognitive science is currently dominated entirely by functional models which will never actually turn into mechanistic models...
So far we have learned what a mechanism is, two ways of modelling mechanisms (functional and mechanistic) and we've identified that cognitive science is currently dominated entirely by functional models which will never actually turn into mechanistic models without a change in our research ...
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Cognitive Models Are Not Mechanistic Models (#MechanismWeek 2)
So far we have talked about what mechanisms are and what sort of model counts as properly mechanistic . The next question is to have a look in more detail at the models of cognitive science and see how far they can take us towards mechanistic explanations. ...
This kind of program feels like it's heading towards mechanism . Every division into new sub-capacities comes from work showing the two sub-capacities function differently and are therefore the result of different mechanisms. Every new representational model adds a new component (part or ...
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Mechanisms and Models of Mechanisms (#MechanismWeek 1)
In this first #MechanismWeek post, I will define a mechanism and briefly describe the kind of models of mechanisms you can build. I begin with various kinds of  functional models  (Cummins, 1975, 2001; Weiskopf, 2011). These either break capacities of syste...
In this first #MechanismWeek post, I will define a mechanism and briefly describe the kind of models of mechanisms you can build. I begin with various kinds of functional models (Cummins, 1975, 2001; Weiskopf, 2011). These either break capacities of systems into more coherent, easily studied ...
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  • University of Leeds
    Lecturer, 2009 - present
  • University of Warwick
    Research Fellow, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Aberdeen
    Research Fellow, 2005 - 2008
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