Lab News: May & June

With everything that has been going on in the world, we’ve fallen pretty far behind in posting the latest news from the lab. We had two students, Anco Peeters and Nick Brancazio, receive their PhDs in late May. Anco has moved to Germany, where he is now a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Read More…

Agency and Intelligence on Multiple Scales (AIMS) Project: Inaugural Research Workshop

We are excited to announce the Agency and Intelligence on Multiple Scales (AIMS) project, led by Patrick McGivern at the University of Wollongong. This is a two-year project investigating concepts of agency and intelligent action across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, from sub-cellular and single-cellular processes to the actions of large-scale collectives.  AIMS is Read More…

Active materials: minimal models of cognition?

New paper by Patrick McGivern: “Active materials: minimal models of cognition?” This is the final advance publication from the upcoming special issue of Adaptive Behavior, Approaching Minimal Cognition, edited by Nick Brancazio, Miguel Segundo-Ortin, and Patrick McGivern. Abstract: Work on minimal cognition raises a variety of questions concerning the boundaries of cognition. Many discussions of minimal Read More…