(This list includes publications authored by ECSU members [in bold] listing affiliation with OIST)


Peer-reviewed Papers

  1. Sangati, E., Lobo, L., Estelle, S., Sangati, F., Tavassoli, S., & Froese, T. (2023). Uncovering the Role of Intention in Active and Passive Perception. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 45: 663 - 670

  2. Takada, K., Kumasaki, N., Froese, T., Shibata, K., Nishida, J., & Kasahara, S. (2023). ShadowClones: an Interface to Maintain a Multiple Sense of Body-space Coordination in Multiple Visual Perspectives. doi: 10.1145/3582700.3582706

  3. Froese, T., Weber, N.Shpurov, I., & Ikegami, T. (2023). From autopoiesis to self-optimization: Toward an enactive model of biological regulation. Biosystems, 230, 104959. DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystems.2023.104959

  4. Hermans, K., Kirtley, O., Kasanova, Z., Achterhof, R., Hagemann, N., Hiekkaranta, A. P., Lecei, A., Zapata-Fonseca, L., Lafit, G., Fossion, R., Froese, T. & Myin‐Germeys, I. (in press). Ecological and convergent validity of experimentally and dynamically assessed social capacity using the Perceptual Crossing Experiment in adolescence. Assessment. doi: 10.1177/10731911221083613

  5. James, M. M. (forthcoming). Enacting Ontological Design: A Vocabulary of Change from Organisms to Organizations. In R. Gahrn-Anderson, S. J. Cowley, and D. Secchi (Eds.), Organizational Cognition: The Theory of Social Organizing (pp. 259-280). Routledge. [pdf]

  6. Munson, J. L., Scholnick, J., Mejía Ramón, A. G., & Paiz Aragón, L. (in press). Beyond House Size: Alternative Estimates of Wealth Inequality in the Ancient Maya Lowlands. Ancient Mesoamerica. doi: 10.31235/

  7. Weber, N., Koch, W., & Froese T. (2023). Scaling up the self-optimization model by means of on-the-fly computation of weights. In 2022 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), pp. 1276-1282. doi: 10.1109/SSCI51031.2022.10022074

  8. Froese, T. (2023). Irruption Theory: A Novel Conceptualization of the Enactive Account of Motivated Activity. Entropy 25(5): 748 doi: 10.3390/e25050748

  9. Sheets, P. D., & Mejía Ramón, A. G. (in press). Following the Silencio Processional Path Eastward. Vínculos: Revista de Antropología del Museo Nacional de Costa Rica.

  10. Froese, R., Coro, G., Palomares, M. L. D., Bailly, N., Scotti, M., Froese, T., Garilao, C., & Pauly, D. (2023). A simple framework for the exploration of functional biodiversity. Cybium, 47(3): 271-286. doi: 10.26028/CYBIUM/2023-003

  11. James M. M.  & Leader J. F. (2023) Do digital hugs work? Re-embodying our social lives online with digital tact. Fronteirs in Psychology 14:910174. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.910174

Other Publications

  1. Froese, T., & Gallaga, E. (in press). Measuring entanglement in material traces of ritualized interaction: Preferential attachment in a prehistoric petroglyph distribution. Handbook of Material Religion. Routledge. doi: 10.48550/arXiv.2011.09283

  2. Froese, T. (forthcoming). What is ‘the Secret of Life’? The Mind-Body Problem in Čapek’s Rossum's Universal Robots (R.U.R.). In J. Čejková (Ed.), Karel Čapek's R.U.R. and the Vision of Artificial Life. MIT Press. [link]

  3. Mejía Ramón, A. G. (2023). La Transición Neolítica en el Sur de Centramérica. 
    SocArXiv. doi: 10.31235/

  4. Froese, T., & Sykes, J. (2023). La pragmatique, l’inscription corporelle, et l’efficacité de l’expérience vécue: évaluer les principes fondamentaux de la neurophénoménologie Varélienne. PsyArXiv. doi: 10.31234/

  5. Mejía Ramón, A. G. (2023). Efficient Functions for Energetic Least-Cost Analysis over Land and Water in the lbmech package for R. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2023.07.09.548254


Peer-reviewed Papers

  1. Lerique, S. (2022). Embodied rationality through game theoretic glasses: an empirical point of contact. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 815691. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.815691

  2. Hermans, K. S., Kirtley, O. J., Kasanova, Z., Achterhof, R., Hagemann, N., Hiekkaranta, A. P., Lecei, A., Zapata-Fonseca, L., Lafit, G., Fossion, R., Froese, T. & Myin‐Germeys, I. (2022). Capacity for social contingency detection continues to develop across adolescence. Social Development, 31, 530– 548. doi: 10.1111/sode.12567

  3. Froese, T. (2022). Scientific observation is socio-materially augmented perception: Toward a participatory realism. Philosophies, 7(2), Article 37. doi: 10.3390/philosophies7020037

  4. Pescador Canales, C., & Mojica, L. (2022). Making us Autonomous: The Enactive Normativity of Morality. Topoi, 41, 257–274. doi: 10.1007/s11245-022-09795-0

  5. Mejía Ramón, A. G., & Froese, T. (2022). Un Monumento Teotihuacano al Dios de las Tormentas con Tocado del Signo del Año en el Santuario de Tlaloc. Mexicon 44(5): 135-140. doi: 10.31235/

  6. James M. M., Rodrigues J., Montoya M., Koshkina N., Sangati F., Sangati E., Ratcliffe M., Carel H. and Froese T. (2022) The Pandemic Experience Survey II: A Second Corpus of Subject Reports of Life Under Social Restrictions During COVID-19 in the UK, Japan, and Mexico. Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 913096. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.913096

  7. Shimizu K. , Ienaga N. , Takada, K. , Sugimoto M. , Kasahara S. (2022). Human Latent Metrics: Perceptual and Cognitive Response Correlates to Distance in GAN Latent Space for Facial Images. In M. Lau,  A. Robb, M. Barnett-Cowan, A. Serrano, S. Malpica (Eds.), ACM Symposium on Applied Perception, Article 3 (pp. 1-10). Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3548814.3551460

  8. Shpurov, I., & Froese, T. (2022). Evidence of Critical Dynamics in Movements of Bees inside a Hive. Entropy 24(12): 1840. doi: 10.3390/e24121840

Other Publications

  1. Keshmiri, S., Sangati, F. & Sangati, E. (2022). Information Integration in Division of Labor: Validation of Earlier Findings. In Proceedings of the Joint Symposium of AROB-ISBC-SWARM 2022 (pp. 24-29). International Society of Artificial Life and Robotics. [pdf]

  2. Loh, C. L. & Froese, T. (2022). Prospects of inter-brain synchronization with a virtual agent: Preliminary considerations. In Proceedings of the Joint Symposium of AROB-ISBC-SWARM 2022 (pp. 237-242). International Society of Artificial Life and Robotics.  [pdf]

  3. Ramírez-Vizcaya, S. (2022). A world-involving theory of agency: review of Sensorimotor Life: An Enactive Proposal by Ezequiel Di Paolo, Thomas Buhrmann, and Xabier Barandiaran. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017. Adaptive Behavior, 30(2), 205-208. doi: 10.1177/1059712320976676

  4. Mojica, L. (2022). Material playgrounds: opening an ontology of active matter. Adaptive Behavior, 30(6), 535-536. doi: 10.1177/1059712320988178

  5. Froese, T., & Froese, R. (2022). The thermodynamics of reproduction constrain species ranking dynamics and diversity. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2022.08.06.503003

  6. Froese, T. (2022). Irruption Theory: A Realist Framework for the Efficacy of Conscious Agency. PsyArXiv. doi: 10.31234/

  7. Froese, T. (2021). To understand the origin of life we must first understand the role of normativity. Biosemiotics, 14, 657-663. doi: 10.1007/s12304-021-09467-3

  8. Sangati, E. (2022) Turning language-science prospects into science. Constructivist Foundations, 18(1), 049-051. [link]

  9. Takada, K., & Watanabe, K. (2022). Exploring the Mechanism of Self-Attribution Occurrence using Multiple Dummy Cursors. PsyArXiv. doi: 10.31234/


Peer-reviewed Papers

  1. Sangati, E., Slors, M., Müller, B. C., & van Rooij, I. (2021). Joint Simon effect in movement trajectories. PLoS ONE, 16(12), Article e0261735. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0261735

  2. Mojica, L. (2021). The enactive naturalization of normativity: from self-maintenance to situated interactions. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 43(127). doi: 10.1007/s40656-021-00479-3

  3. Reséndiz-Benhumea, G. M., Sangati, E., Sangati, F., Keshmiri, S., & Froese, T. (2021). Shrunken social brains? a minimal model of the role of social interaction in neural complexity. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 15, 634085. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2021.634085

  4. Mojica, L., & Gastelum Vargas, M. (2021). The affective and normative intentionality of skilled performance: a radical embodied approach. Synthese, 199(3), 8205-8230. doi: 10.1007/s11229-021-03159-8

  5. Froese, T., Broome, M., Carel, H., Humpston, C., Malpass, A., Mori, T., Ratcliffe, M., Rodrigues, J. & Sangati, F. (2021). The Pandemic Experience: A corpus of subjective reports on life during the first wave of COVID-19 in the UK, Japan, and Mexico. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, 725506. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.725506

  6. Loh, C. L., & Froese, T. (2021). An Oscillator Model for Interbrain Synchrony: Slow Interactional Rhythms Entrain Fast Neural Activity. In 2021 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB) (pp. 1-8). IEEE Press. doi: 10.1109/CIBCB49929.2021.9562779

  7. Shpurov, I., & Froese, T. (2021). Combining Self-critical dynamics and Hebbian learning to explain utility of bursty dynamics in neural networks. In 2021 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) (pp. 1-6). IEEE Press. doi: 10.1109/SSCI50451.2021.9660026

  8. Sangati, E.Keshmiri, S., & Sangati, F. (2021). Evolution of Neural Complexity in Division of Labor Tasks. In ALIFE 2021: The 2021 Conference on Artificial Life (pp. 88). MIT Press. doi: 10.1162/isal_a_00422

  9. Baranski, A., & Froese, T. (2021). Efficient Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity rule for Complex-Valued Neurons. In ALIFE 2021: The 2021 Conference on Artificial Life (pp. 76). MIT Press. doi: 10.1162/isal_a_00406

Other Publications

  1. Froese, T. (2021). Epilogue to “Questioning Life and Cognition” by John Stewart. Adaptive Behavior, 29(5), 523-527. doi: 10.1177/10597123211031720

  2. Froese, T. (2021). Temporality and affectivity in depression and schizophrenia: Commentary on Lenzo and Gallagher. In C. Tewes and G. Stanghellini (Eds.), Time and Body: Phenomenological and Psychopathological Approaches. Cambridge University Press, 311-317.  doi: 10.31234/

  3. Froese, T., & Krueger, J. (2021). Lost in the socially extended mind: Genuine intersubjectivity and disturbed self-other demarcation in schizophrenia. In C. Tewes and G. Stanghellini (Eds.), Time and Body: Phenomenological and Psychopathological Approaches. Cambridge University Press, 318-340. [pdf]

  4. Bennett, D., Dix, A., Eslambolchilar, P., Feng, F., Froese, T., Kostakos, V., Lerique, S. and van Berkel, N. (2021). Emergent interaction: complexity, dynamics, and enaction in HCI. In Y. Kitamura, and A. Quigley (Eds.), Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-7). Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/3411763.3441321


Peer-reviewed Papers

  1. ​Dudysová, D., Janků, K., Šmotek, M., Saifutdinova, E., Kopřivová, J., Bušková, J., Mander, B., Brunovský, M., Zach, P., Korčák, J., Andrashko, V., Viktorinová, M., Tylš, F., Bravermanová, A., Froese, T., Páleníček, T., and Horáček, J. (2020). The effects of daytime psilocybin administration on sleep: implications for antidepressant action. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 11. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2020.602590

  2. Froese, T., Zapata-Fonseca, L., Leenen, I., & Fossion, R. (2020). The feeling is mutual: clarity of haptics-mediated social perception is not associated with the recognition of the other, only with recognition of each other. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 560567. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.560567

  3. Valencia, A. L., & Froese, T. (2020). What binds us? Inter-brain neural synchronization and its implications for theories of human consciousness. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2020(1). doi: 10.1093/nc/niaa010

  4. Travieso, D., Lobo, L., De Paz, C., Langelaar, T. E., Ibáñez-Gijón, J., & Jacobs, D. M. (2020). Dynamic touch as common ground for enactivism and ecological psychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1257. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01257

  5. Froese, T., & Ortiz-Garin, G. U. (2020). Where Is the Action in Perception? An Exploratory Study With a Haptic Sensory Substitution Device. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 809. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00809

  6. Heras-Escribano, M. (2020). The evolutionary role of affordances: ecological psychology, niche construction, and natural selection. Biology & Philosophy, 35(2), 1-27. doi: 10.1007/s10539-020-09747-1

  7. Hermans, K. S., Kasanova, Z., Zapata-Fonseca, L., Lafit, G., Fossion, R., Froese, T., & Myin-Germeys, I. (2020). Investigating real-time social interaction in pairs of adolescents with the Perceptual Crossing Experiment. Behavior Research Methods, 52, 1929-1938. doi: 10.3758/s13428-020-01378-4

  8. Morales, A., & Froese, T. (2020). Unsupervised learning facilitates neural coordination across the functional clusters of the C. elegans connectome. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7, 40. doi: 10.3389/frobt.2020.00040

  9. Reséndiz-Benhumea, G. M., Sangati, E., & Froese, T. (2020). Levels of coupling in dyadic interaction: An analysis of neural and behavioral complexity. In 2020 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) (pp. 2250-2256). IEEE Press. doi: 10.1109/SSCI47803.2020.9308429

  10. Morales, A., & Froese, T. (2020). The distribution of inhibitory neurons in the C. elegans connectome facilitates self-optimization of coordinated neural activity. In 2020 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) (pp. 1195-1201). IEEE Press. doi: 10.1109/SSCI47803.2020.9308562

  11. Sangati, E., & Hofmann, S. M. (2020). The role of Co-Representations in joint tracking. In ALIFE 2020: The 2020 Conference on Artificial Life (pp. 526-534). MIT Press. doi: 10.1162/isal_a_00259

  12. Dotov, D., & Froese, T. (2020). Dynamic interactive artificial intelligence: Sketches for a future AI based on human-machine interaction. In ALIFE 2020: The 2020 Conference on Artificial Life (pp. 139-145). MIT Press. doi: 10.1162/isal_a_00350

  13. Ramírez-Vizcaya, S., & Froese, T. (2020). Agents of Habit: Refining the Artificial Life Route to Artificial Intelligence. In ALIFE 2020: The 2020 Conference on Artificial Life (pp. 78-86). MIT Press. doi: 10.1162/isal_a_00298

Other Publications

  1. Heras-Escribano, M. (2020). Author’s response: Affordances as a basis for a post-cognitivist approach to the mind. Constructivist Foundations, 15(3), 231-237. [link]

  2. Mojica, L. (2020). Reclaiming meaning, reclaiming normativity. Constructivist foundations, 15(3), 216-218. [link]

  3. Mojica, L. (2019). Mentes en cuerpos de afecto: nota crítica sobre Ecology of the Brain, de Thomas Fuchs. Crítica (México, DF), 51(153), 83-97. doi: 10.22201/iifs.18704905e.2019.1149

  4. Heras-Escribano, M. (2020). Précis of the philosophy of affordances. Constructivist Foundations, 15(3), 199-213. [link]

  5. Carel, H., Ratcliffe, M., & Froese, T. (2020). Reflecting on experiences of social distancing. The Lancet, 396(10244), 87-88. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31485-9

  6. Reséndiz-Benhumea, G. M., & Froese, T. (2020). Enhanced neural complexity is achieved by mutually coordinated embodied social interaction: A statespace analysis. In The Second International Workshop on Agent-Based Modelling of Human Behaviour (2020 ABMHuB Workshop). [pdf]