Frontiers paper well read

Frontiers’ Journal Manager just wrote that our recent sketch on how the notion of a ‘landscape of affordances’ can help embodied cognitive science to deal with the difficult open issue of context-sensitivity is among their most downloaded articles. Download the PDF here:

Kiverstein, J. & Rietveld, E. (2012), Dealing with context through action-oriented predictive processingFrontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 3 (421), pp. 1-2.

Rietveld Landscape on Frontiers: Industrial Jurassic

The image above shows how Rietveld Landscape deals with frontiers: the installation ‘Industrial Jurassic’ changes the local landscape of affordances temporarily, offering people the possibility to cross the border between Belgium and The Netherlands for one day.

Three new publications on enactive embodied cognition

Here are three important new publications showing the potential of understanding enactive or embodied cognition in terms of skillful responsiveness to a field of affordances or ‘skilled intentionality’. This series of papers shows how to think of this at the phenomenological, psychological, and neural levels of analysis, and, crucially, how my notion of ‘responsiveness to a field of affordances’ makes it possible to relate insights gained at these different levels.

Kiverstein, J. & Rietveld, E. (2012), Dealing with context through action-oriented predictive processing. Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 3 (421), pp. 1-2.

Rietveld, E. (2012), Bodily intentionality and social affordances in context, in Paglieri, F. (ed.) Consciousness in Interaction. The Role of the Natural and Social Context in Shaping Consciousness. Amsterdam: J. Benjamins, pp. 207-226.

Rietveld, E., De Haan, S. & Denys, D (forthcoming), Social affordances in context: What is it that we are bodily responsive to? Invited commentary article on Leo Schilbach et al. BBS, Behavioral and Brain Sciences.