Michael Anderson

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Professor
Chair in Philosophy of Science, Rotman Institute of Philosophy

Philosophy of Neuroscience, Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, Embodied Cognition
B.S. Notre Dame, PhD Yale University

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85271
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 2132
E-mail: mande54@uwo.ca
Website: Rotman Institute of Philosophy

Michael Anderson's research is located at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and the philosophy of cognitive science, and has appeared in venues including Artificial Intelligence, AI Magazine, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Connection Science, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, NeuroImage, The Neuroscientist, Philosophical Psychology, Synthese and Topics in Cognitive Science.  His most recent book After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain (MIT Press, 2014) outlines a novel framework for understanding the overall functional organization of the brain, places its function in evolutionary context, and demonstrates how mechanisms originally evolved for the support of sensory-motor coordination have been coopted to facilitate language and mathematics.

Recent Publications

(2014). After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).

(2016, in press). Précis of After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38.

(2016, in press). Reply to reviewers: Reuse, embodied interactivity, and the emerging paradigm shift in the human neurosciences. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38.

(2016, in press). Neural reuse in the evolution and development of the brain. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.