I am passionate about understanding cognition in how its psychological, experiential aspects become, thought development, articulated by sophisticated symbolic structures in a given sociocultural setting; and how agents navigate and adapt to their environments through a continuous influential interplay between psychological experience and representational structures of sophisticated thinking, reasoning, and inference.
Today, especially in the post-pandemic era, the sociocultural environment is ever more technological and artificial intelligence permeated. Artificial Intelligent systems become ever more powerful to write speeches, code, or produce art for us; smart environments start to know us potentially better than ourselves; and citizenship becomes conflated with digital citizenship. I am very interested in understanding (1) the criteria for artificial agency, (2) the role of artificial intelligence and implications for its design in the construction of well-being oriented societies of the future. How to work ensure that we design sustainable AI for self-balanced nurturing, safe, healthy and sustainable world?
I am also fascinated to understand the role of the nervous system -- together with the lived body -- as partly allowing for psychological, subjective experience. Computational models and neural networks, such as those designed under complex systems, are valuable tools to understand the complexity of the multi-scale, non-linear neural dynamics underlying the individual-environment sociocultural situatedness.
In my work sits on the interface between theoretical neuroscience and philosophy. My work combines the philosophical framework of (radical) enactivism and complex systems theory (including an instrumentalist account of the Free Energy Principle).