I write about the nature of representation in mind, science, and art.
My research draws on evidence from psychology and neuroscience to uncover the structure of higher cognition and its relations to perception, action, the body, and the world. I also investigate the experimental and modeling strategies used by the cognitive and behavioral sciences to explain the workings of the mind/brain.
Recently I have begun to work on images and the limits of representation in the visual arts, and I have written art criticism for a number of venues.
I received my BA from UC Berkeley in 1996 and my MA from Brown University in 1999, both in philosophy. In 2003, I received my Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology.
Since Fall 2009 I have been in the philosophy department at Georgia State University. I am also an associate faculty member in the Neuroscience Institute. I am the editor of the Concepts area of PhilPapers and an Associate Editor for the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a 2017 Summer Stipend to support the writing of a book on concepts and higher cognition, tentatively entitled The Vehicles of Thought.