I specialize in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. My main focus is on the physical realization of cognition, computation, and consciousness. For this reason and out of general interest, my work regularly involves issues in philosophy of science, metaphysics, and (more recently) neuroethics. I have published on topics such as mental representation, physical program implementation, hemispherectomies, the mind-body problem, and temporal parts theory.
I teach at San Francisco State University. I have occasionally taught at University of California Davis. In past summers I taught Computational Theory of Mind at Sun Yat Sen University (on an OYCF fellowship) and Critical Thinking at South China Normal University, both in Guangzhou, China. I participated in The Initiative for a Synthesis in Studies of Awareness 2017 program at the Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), Osaka University.
This page sat dormant for a while, but I’m posting more here now, sometimes with a student readership in mind, sometimes with a more general readership in mind.