Head of Unit
Dr. Tom FROESE, Assistant Professor
E-mail: tom.froese at oist.jp
Tom is a cognitive scientist with a background in computer science and cybernetics. He works in the areas of artificial life, human-computer interaction, agent-based modeling, and philosophy of mind. He coordinates the Embodied Cognitive Science Unit, and is Editor-in-Chief of Adaptive Behavior.
Research Unit Administrator
Kaori YAMASHIRO, RUA
E-mail: kaori.yamashiro at oist.jp
Kaori helps us to run this unit smoothly. She manages our equipment purchases, travel and visits, workshops, and supports us in all of our activities. Please contact her with any requests you may have.
Rotation Ph.D. Student
Christin PUTHUR, OIST Doctoral Candidate
Email: christin.puthur at oist.jp
Christin has a BS-MS Dual Degree in Physics. During her rotation in the Embodied Cognitive Science Unit she is investigating the movement trajectories of marine microorganisms from the perspective of random walks and embodied chaotic itinerancy.
Aditi POPHALE, OIST Doctoral Candidate
Email: aditi.pophale at oist.jp
To be updated
Visiting Research Students
Carolina ARAGÓN, Master's student of UNAM
Email: caro.aragon at gmail.com
Caro is visiting the unit to complete her Master's degree in Philosophy of Science, for which she is writing a dissertation on the cognitive science of body memory. She is particularly interested in developing the concept of a nutritional body memory.
Alejandro MORALES, Master's student of UNAM
Email: alejandroe at ciencias.unam.mx
Alejandro is visiting the unit to complete his Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering, for which he is writing a dissertation on self-optimization in complex social and neural networks. He is particularly interested in modeling this process in terms of the connectome of the nematode worm (C. elegans).
Itzel CADENA, Bachelor's student of UNAM
Email: itzelacadena at gmail.com
Itzel is visiting the unit to complete her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, for which she is writing a dissertation on the exploratory behavior of children with autism. She is particularly interested in advancing our understanding of autism from the perspective of embodied cognition and enactive cognitive science.
Ana Lucía VALENCIA, Bachelor's student of UNAM
Email: ana.valenciazam at gmail.com
Ana Lucía is visiting the unit to complete her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, for which she is writing a dissertation on the similarities between large-scale intra- and inter-brain neural synchrony. She is particularly interested in exploring the implications of these similarities for the science of consciousness.
Georgina MONTSERRAT RESENDIZ BENHUMEA
Email: georginamontserrat.resendizbenhumea at oist.jp
To be Updated