Cross et al, 2016, How Moving Together Brings Us Together

Our recently graduated PhD student Liam Cross has just published his first paper from his PhD in a Research Topic, Dynamics of Joint-Action, Social Coordination and Multi-Agent Activity. Thanks to Mike Richardson for the invite to submit and our reviewers for their fair and useful feedback!

And congratulations Liam! One down, three to go 🙂

Cross, L., Wilson, A.D., & Golonka, S. (2016). How Moving Together Brings Us Together: When Coordinated Rhythmic Movement Affects Cooperation. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1983. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01983. Download (Open Access)

Sabrina’s new paper is out in Ecological Psychology

Sabrina has a new paper out in Ecological Psychology, called ‘Laws and Conventions in Language Related Behaviours‘. It’s the paper that comes from the talk she gave last year at a conference at UConn and is part of a special issue of papers from the conference.

Golonka, S. (2015). Laws and Conventions in Language Related BehavioursEcological Psychology, 27(3), 236-250.

Andrew and Sabrina have a new commentary in Frontiers in Psychology

Andrew and Sabrina have just published a critical commentary on an embodied cognition paper in which they highlight some fatal conceptual flaws. Andrew blogged this critique a while back and that post has the history and context of the comment.

Wilson, A. D., & Golonka S (2015). Connecting the conceptual dots in embodied cognition: A comment on Dijkstra et al, “How body balance influences political party evaluations: a Wii balance board. Front. Psychol. 6:853. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00853

Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Leeds 8-10 April

Andrew, Sabrina and Anna will be presenting posters at the Leeds EPS meeting on Wednesday the 8th of April.

  • Andrew: Transfer of learning is a function of the task dynamic
  • Sabrina: Preference for relations in categorisation depends on stimulus size
  • Anna: Creative conceptual expansion: An ERP study comparing high and low creative groups

Programme of Events

Poster Abstracts

Abstract for ECAL2015 submitted

There is a special session at the European Conference on Artificial Life coming up in York on ‘Quantifying Embodiment‘. Andrew and Sabrina have just submitted an abstract to the session, proposing to explain ecological information and why biological organisms use it to an audience mostly used to thinking about information in computational terms but interested in mimicking what life gets up to.

Abstract: Wilson & Golonka – Task Dynamics & the (Ecological) Information They Create