Published & Forthcoming Papers

(Forthcoming) ‘Is Pain Modular?’ (w/ Laurenz Casser) in Mind & Language [pdf]

(2022) ‘Mapping the Visual Icon’ in The Philosophical Quarterly [pdf]

  • The above paper is related to a blogpost I wrote for The Junkyard

(2022) ‘Beyond the Icon: Core cognition and the bounds of perception’ in Mind & Language [pdf]

  • This ↑ was accepted ages ago (2019), and I’ve since changed my mind about some bits. But the general suggestion that analogue reps need not satisfy the parts principle still seems right to me

(2021) ‘The Number Sense Represents (Rational) Numbers’ (w/ Jacob Beck) in Behavioral and Brain Sciences – a target article, published with 26 commentaries and our response to these [pdf

  • For an accessible write-up of ↑ in Y-File see here.
  • For discussion/interview on Swiss National Radio [mostly in German] see here.
  • For discussion/interview in Die Zeit [in German] see here/here.

(2021) ‘Numbers, Numerosities, and New Directions’ (w/ Jacob Beck) in Behavioral and Brain Sciences – responds to the 26 commentaries our target article ↑ received [pdf]

(2021) ‘Cognitive Penetration and Informational Encapsulation: Have we been failing the module?’ in Philosophical Studies [pdf]

  • A draft of ↑ won Glasgow’s 2019 CSPE GEM bursary for work in philosophy of perception

(2020) ‘Does the Number Sense Represent Number?’ (w/ Jacob Beck) in The Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society 

(2019) ‘Joint action goals reduce visuomotor interference effects from a partner’s incongruent actions’ (1st author of 6) in Nature’s Scientific Reports [pdfappendix]

(2017) ‘Naïve Realism and Unconscious Perception: a reply to Berger and Nanay’ (w/ Alfonso Anaya) in Analysis [pdf]

In Progress (please email for drafts/results) 

  • Generalist feature article on the number sense (w/ Jacob Beck) [to appear in the print version of Scientific American’s March ’23 issue]
  • Paper arguing that analog magnitude representations have a compositional structure [invited contribution to Philosophical Perspectives]
  • Paper arguing that visual images have syntactic structure [a short version of this paper was joint winner of the Tenth (2021) Annual Essay Prize at the Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp]
  • Paper introducing recent work on the perception-cognition border (w/ Jacob Beck) [commissioned by, and under review at, Philosophy Compass]
  • Paper about mental/computational transitions between format types 
  • Paper arguing that (some) pictures conform to the picture principle
  • Paper arguing that the approximate number system extracts number independently of other magnitude types
  • Experimental study examining the claim that the approximate number system represents rational numbers (w/ Chuyan Qu and Elizabeth Brannon)
  • Paper examining the relationship between approximate number representations and ensemble percepts (w/ Chuyan Qu and Elizabeth Brannon)
  • Paper asking whether infants represent intentions or just actions/teleological goals
  • Paper arguing that perceptual learning is a bad reason to think perception isn’t encapsulated
  • Paper arguing for a methodological essentialism in psychology (w/ Jake Quilty-Dunn)
  • Paper arguing that the extended mind hypothesis makes a mess of the epistemic basing relation (w/ Sophie Keeling) 
  • Paper about the architecture of object files
  • Experimental study examining the effects of colour on stimulus complexity in mental rotation (w/ Assaf Weksler and Baruch Eitman)