Publications

  • Zednik, C. (forthcoming). Cognitive Mechanisms. In S. Glennan & P. Illari (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Mechanisms. London: Routledge.
  • Zednik, C. & Jäkel, F. (forthcoming). Computational Cognitive Neuroscience. In M. Colombo & M. Sprevak (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Computational Mind. London: Routledge.
  • Zednik, C. (2015). Heuristics, Descriptions, and the Scope of Mechanistic Explanation.
    In C. Malaterre & P-A. Braillard (Eds.), How does Biology Explain? An Enquiry into the Diversity of Explanatory Patterns in the Life Sciences (pp. 295-318). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Landy, D., Allen, C. & Zednik, C. (2014). A perceptual account of symbolic reasoning.
    Frontiers in Psychology 5(275): doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00275.
  • Zednik, C. (2014). Are Systems Neuroscience Explanations Mechanistic?
    Preprint volume for Philosophy Science Association 24th Biennial Meeting (pp. 954-975).
    Chicago, IL: Philosophy of Science Association.
  • Zednik, C. & Jäkel, F. (2014). How does Bayesian reverse-engineering work?
    In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 666-671). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Zednik, C. (2011). The Nature of Dynamical Explanation.
    Philosophy of Science 78(2): 238-263.
  • Spivey, M., Richardson, D. & Zednik, C. (2010). Language is spatial, not special: Using space for language and memory.
    In L. Smith, K. Mix, & M. Gasser (Eds.), Spatial Foundations of Cognition and Language (pp. 16-40). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Zednik, C. (2009). The Varieties of Dynamicism.
    In N.A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2298-2303). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Zednik, C. (2008). Dynamical Models & Mechanistic Explanations.
    In B.C. Love, K. McRae, & V.M. Sloutsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1454-1459). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

Refereed Conference Presentations

  • 03.2016. Viewing Marr as a Mechanist. 2. Kongress der Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie. Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • 11.2014. Are explanations in systems neuroscience mechanistic? Philosophy of Science Association 24th Biennial Meeting. Chicago, IL.
  • 09.2014. Systems, networks, and mechanistic explanations in neuroscience. International Conference on Causality and Complexity in the Sciences. Köln, Germany.
  • 07.2014 (with Frank Jäkel). How does Bayesian reverse-engineering work? 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Quebec City, Canada.
  • 08.2013. Are explanations in network neuroscience mechanistic? 4th Meeting of the European Philosophy of Science Association. Helsinki, Finland.
  • 08.2013. Bayesian modeling and heuristic strategies for model-development. 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Symposium: Constraints on Bayesian Explanation. Berlin, Germany.
  • 03.2013. Heuristics of mechanism-discovery and the limits of mechanistic explanation. 1. Kongress der Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie. Hannover, Germany.
  • 12.2012 (with Frank Jäkel). The heuristic and justificatory role of Bayesian task-analysis in mechanistic explanation. Workshop: Models & Mechanisms. Tilburg, Netherlands.
  • 09.2012. From Extended Mechanisms to Extended Minds. 8. Kongress der Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie. Konstanz, Germany.
  • 08.2012. Marr’s Levels and Mechanistic Explanation: Why ask Why? 20th Annual Conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. London, England.
  • 07.2011. Cognitive Mechanisms: Soft-assembled, complex, and large. 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Montreal, Canada.
  • 08.2010. Mental Mechanisms & the Extended Mind. 18th Annual Conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Bochum, Germany.
  • 07.2009. The Varieties of Dynamicism. 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 06.2009. The Varieties of Dynamicism. 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Bloomington, IN.
  • 07.2008. Dynamical Models & Mechanistic Explanations. 30th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Washington, DC. (Poster presentation)
  • 06.2008. Dynamical Models & Mechanistic Explanations. 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Philadelphia, PA.

Invited Presentations

  • 01.2016. Models and Mechanisms in Systems Neuroscience. Witten, Germany.
  • 10.2015. Systems Neuroscience: Models and Mechanisms. Kolloquium des Philosophie-Neurowissenschaften-Kognition Studiengangs. Magdeburg, Germany.
  • 10.2014. Bayesian reverse-engineering considered as a research strategy in cognitive science. Current Issues Seminar, Berlin School of Mind and Brain. Berlin, Germany.
  • 05.2014. Panel discussion: The computational and physical realizability of probabilistic minds and brains. Lorentz Center Workshop: Perspectives on Human Probabilistic Inference. Leiden, Netherlands.
  • 05.2014. How does Bayesian reverse-engineering work? Lorentz Center Workshop: Perspectives on Human Probabilistic Inference. Leiden, Netherlands.
  • 12.2013. Mechanistic explanation in cognitive science: Top-down and bottom-up. Research Colloquium: Philosophy meets Cognitive Science. Bochum, Germany.
  • 07.2013. The role of Bayesian rational analysis in cognitive scientific explanation. 12th Annual Summer Interdisciplinary Conference. Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
  • 05.2013. Mathematics and Mechanistic Explanations of Mind. Philosophisches Institutskolloquium. Magdeburg, Germany.
  • 03.2013. Mechanistic explanation and cognitive science. Netzwerktagung der Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung. Hannover, Germany.
  • 06.2012. Dynamical Systems Theory as a Conceptual Framework for Affective Science. Workshop on Giovanna Colombetti’s “The Feeling Body: Affective Science meets the Enactive Mind”. Osnabrück, Germany.
  • 10.2011. Cognitive Science and the Changing Face of Mechanistic Explanation. IKW Colloquium. Osnabrück, Germany.
  • 04.2011. The Changing Face of Mechanistic Explanation. 2011 IGERT Research Showcase. Bloomington, IN. (Poster presentation)
  • 01.2011. Complex Systems & Mechanistic Explanation. Jour fixe: Simulation komplexer Systeme. Vienna, Austria.
  • 04.2010. Situated, Embodied, Dynamical Mechanisms. 2010 IGERT Research Showcase. Bloomington, IN. (Poster presentation)
  • 12.2009. The Nature of Dynamical Explanation. Indiana University Cognitive Lunch Series. Bloomington, IN.
  • 07.2008. Computation & Dynamics: Alternative frameworks for describing mental mechanisms? North American Conference on Computing and Philosophy. Bloomington, IN.
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