Presentation at the University of Rijeka, Croatia

Just returned from a very pleasant stay at the University of Rijeka Faculty of Psychology, where was invited to give a talk on how recent technological advances can help further our understanding of the intricate interplay of mind and body.

For the talk, I chose to tell the story of how growing up in “Philips City” Eindhoven, with its famous NatLab and its creative, nonconformist and open technological and scientific climate …

… brought me to study Cognitive Psychology at Leiden University …

… where I sought to apply recent technological developments to the most inspiring scientific subject of all, the study of the human mind. A journey from dynamic robotics …

… to dynamic embodied cognitive processes …

… to how, among others, emotions may be best described as non-linear emergent processes …

… which may now potentially be charted to some degree by making use of technological advances …

… making sure to never lose track of interacting multiple levels of explanation – from physics to philosophy, from information theory to the intentional stance …

… leading to a fruitful discussion – thanks to the warm welcome and positive feedback of the faculty staff. Hvala ti!

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