Published Papers

(Forthcoming) ‘The Number Sense Represents (Rational) Numbers’ (w/ Jacob Beck) in Behavioral and Brain Sciences – to be published as a target article with 20-40 commentaries and our response to these [pdf]

(Forthcoming) ‘Cognitive Penetration and Informational Encapsulation: Have we been failing the module?’ in Philosophical Studies – an earlier draft of this paper won Glasgow’s 2019 CSPE GEM prize for work on perception [pdf]

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

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

(2019) ‘Naïve Realism and Phenomenal Similarity’ (w/ Alfonso Anaya) in Inquiry [pdf]

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

In Progress (please email for drafts) 

  • Paper characterizing the iconicity of our ‘pre-attentive’ visual representations (and explaining why mistaken characterizations have derailed prominent debates in philosophy and psychology) [Revise and Resubmit at The Philosophical Quarterly] 
  • Paper introducing recent work on the perception-cognition border [commissioned by Philosophy Compass]
  • Paper about the architecture of object files
  • Paper arguing that the extended mind hypothesis fails because it’s committed to an implausibly strong form of doxastic voluntarism (w/ Sophie Keeling)
  • Paper arguing that pain processing comprises modular mechanisms (w/ Laurenz Casser)
  • Paper about the perception of animacy (w/ Steve Butterfill and John Michael)
  • Paper defending a lean account of the contents of experience
  • Paper addressing some paradoxes of common knowledge
  • Paper arguing that a perception-cognition border maps onto the selected functions of underlying mechanisms