Published Papers

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

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

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

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

(2016) ‘Investigating what felt shapes look like’ in i-Perception [pdf]

(2015) Review of ‘The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science’ by Keith Frankish and William Ramsey (eds.), in Philosophical Psychology [pdf]


In Progress (please email for drafts) 

  • Paper arguing that the informational encapsulation of perceptual systems is not threatened (and actually evinced) by certain types of cognitive penetration (under review) [pdf]
  • Paper arguing that the extended mind hypothesis fails because it’s committed to an implausibly strong form of doxastic voluntarism (w/ Sophie Keeling – under review) [pdf]
  • Paper characterizing the iconicity of our ‘pre-attentive’ visual representations (and explaining why mistaken characterizations have derailed prominent debates in philosophy and psychology)
  • Paper about the architecture of object files
  • Paper defending the existence of an approximate number system with genuine number content (w/ Jake Beck)
  • Introductory paper about the perception-cognition borders – we argue for a kind of pluralism (commissioned by Philosophy Compass, w/ Jake Beck)
  • Paper positing a modular system for goal ascription and, in so doing, outlining some common confusions about the modularity hypothesis  (a very early precursor to this paper was discussed as part of Minds Online 2016, with commentaries by Kristin Andrews, Mitchell Herschbach, and Joulia Smortchkova)
  • Paper defending a lean account of the contents of experience
  • Paper introducing and (tentatively) responding to a puzzle concerning the role of motor processes in speech perception
  • Paper arguing that pain signalling is an encapsulated, modular process (but susceptible to various forms of cognitive influence) (w/ Laurenz Casser)
  • Experimental paper, exploring effects of competition on visuomotor interference (w/ Steve Butterfill and John Michael)