Research

Papers

2019

Epistemic Irrationality in the Bayesian Brain. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. (publishedfinal draft)

Socially Adaptive Belief. Mind and Language. (email me for a copy)

Hierarchical Minds and the Perception/Cognition Distinction. Inquiry. (published / penultimate draft)

2018

Action, Affordances, and Anorexia: Body Representation and Basic Cognition (co-authored with Stephen Gadsby). Synthese. (published / penultimate draft)

Predictive Minds and Small-Scale Models: Kenneth Craik’s Contribution to Cognitive SciencePhilosophical Explorations. (published / penultimate draft)

Predictive Coding and Thought. Synthese. (published / penultimate draft)

Hierarchical Bayesian Models of DelusionConsciousness and Cognition. (published / penultimate draft)

Pragmatism and the Predictive MindPhenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. (published / penultimate draft)

2017

From Symbols to Icons: The Return of Resemblance in the Cognitive Neuroscience Revolution (co-authored with Lincoln Colling). Synthese. (published)

Predictive Processing and the Representation WarsMinds and Machines. (published)

Reviews

Steven Horst, “Cognitive Pluralism” (Philosophical Psychology)

Andy Clark, “Surfing Uncertainty” (Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences)

Public Outreach 

Hierarchical Bayesian Models of Delusion (Blog Post at Imperfect Cognitions)

  • Reply by Professor Phil Corlett (Yale) with comments from Professor Paul Fletcher and Dr Rick Adams.
  • Reply by Ben Tappin and Stephen Gadsby (and see their paper here)
  • My reply to Corlett here. My reply to Tappin and Gadsby here.

Doctoral Thesis: ‘The Mind as a Predictive Modelling Engine: Generative Models, Structural Similarity, and Mental Representation’

I wrote up brief and accessible blog posts on each of the chapters of my thesis, which can be found here. The thesis itself can be found here.