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Xabier Barandiaran

Xabier BarandiaranI consider myself a situated and embodied philosopher, which means that I situate my philosophical practice in close interaction with scientific environments and embodied in the conceptual apparatus that emerges from this interplay. The sciences on which I feel embedded are those meeting in the multidisciplinary crossroad of cognitive sciences and artificial life: particularly the origins of agency, simulation of adaptive behaviour (evolutionary robotics and computational neuroethology), and large scale neuroscience.

Discussion Topic: How do we get from closed sensorimotor loops (i.e. from simple sensorimotor contigencies) to structured cognitive behaviour (i.e. reversible, compositional, generalized, cross-modal and progressively context-detached patterns of adaptive behaviour)?

Website: http://xabier.barandiaran.net
Occupation: Postdoc researcher at IAS-Research, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Status: eSMCs-Member

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