Cognition Futures is a new research team within Orthogonal Research and Education Laboratory (OREL). We focus on computational models of intelligent agents with emphasis on developmental/evolution, embodied intelligence, and allostasis. We are also interested in the historical and philosophical underpinning cognitive science, particular the epistemic trajectories that have lead to current fields of academic inquiry. This will lead us to an understanding of why intelligent systems and associated algorithms look the way they do, and how they can be improved upon in the future.
Cognition Futures Methods Project
Towards Sharing Cognitive Environments: Methodology and Theory - Virtual Reality, Embodied Intelligence, and Beyond
Our Virtual Lives and Digital Companionship: Opportunities and Challenges of Shared Experience in an Augmented Century
Discussion Group: "Trajectories in Cognitive Science", CogSci 2021, The Cognitive Science Society
Charting the Future of Academic Fields with Cultural Evolutionary Trajectories
A Survey of Computational Models of Cognition
FrontierMap: A Trans-Disciplinary Learning Database
Research Group Members & Opportunities
Prospective Lab Members
Cognition Futures is a subgroup within Orthogonal Research and Education Lab (OREL), and will require acceptance into OREL in order to work with our team. OREL & Cognition Futures are inclusive communities, with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary research, combined with support and mentoring for early career researchers.
If you are interested in joining our research group, reach out to OREL Director Bradly Alicea (bradly.alicea @ outlook.com) and Cognition Futures Lead Jesse Parent (jesse @ jopro.org). Please provide a small statement of research interest indicating topics or projects you'd like to work on, alongside your CV.
We are currently accepting Fall '22 - Spring '23 internship applications.
Last Updated: September 22, 2022
Jesse Parent (OREL Project Founder, JOPRO Research)
Avery Lim (OREL, JOPRO Research)
Amanda Nelson (OREL, University of Michigan)
Brian McCorckle (OREL, University at Albany, SUNY)
S. Hussain Athar (OREL, University of Toronto)
Bradly Alicea (OREL Director)
Alumni & External Partners
Sadena Ahmed (UAlbany '22 Intern)
Samantha Corollo (UAlbany '22 Intern)
Morgan Haugh (OREL, NeuroTechX)
A. R. Ordis (OREL, Columbia University)
Anusha Sharma (Boston University)