Ecoles thématiques CNRS / CNRS Summer Schools

Enaction et sciences cognitives / Enaction and Cognitive Science

Ecole 2007 : du 7 au 17 septembre 2007 - Fréjus (France)


Marieke Rohde

Status Thesis student
University / Laboratory Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics (CCNR), University Of Sussex, UK
Laboratory website  
Personnal website
Special information(s)
  • Di Paolo, E. A., Rohde, M. and De Jaegher, H., (Forthcoming): Horizons for the Enactive Mind: Values, Social Interaction, and Play . In J. Stewart, O. Gapenne and E. A. Di Paolo (eds ), Enaction: Towards a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science , Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Di Paolo, E. A., Rohde, M. and Iizuka, H. (Forthcoming): Sensitivity to social contingency or stability of interaction? Modelling the dynamics of perceptual crossing . In: New Ideas in Psychology Special issue on Dynamics and Psychology.
  • Rohde, M. and Di Paolo, E. A. (2007): Adaptation to sensory delays. An evolutionary robotics model of an empirical study Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Artificial life ECAL 2007. Springer-Verlag.

(all available in full text from my webpage)

Research theme

  • Methodological:
    • The enactive paradigm and its methodological implications for cognitive science
    • Combining empirical and synthetic (and subjective?) approaches for an interdisciplinary minimal and enactive cognitive science. (In particular: evolutionary robotics and perceptual supplementation).
    • Evolutionary robotics simulation models as tools for thinking in conceptual debate on embodied and situated interaction dynamics.
  • Applied:
    • Evolutionary robotics model of an empirical study on perceptual crossing (Di Paolo, Rohde and Iizuka, forthcoming)
    • Investigation of adaptation to delayed sensory feeback in humans and evolved artificial agents (Rohde and Di Paolo, 2007; also, unpublished work/work in progress).

Keywords: Evolutionary Robotics, Cognition, Perceptual Supplementation, Enaction, Sensorimotor Behaviour

Video and experimental material

Experimental demonstration: Possibly minimal tactile feedback experiment