Jul 11, 2022
Prof. Paola Laurino leads the Protein Engineering and Evolution Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST). Fascinated by proteins, she has spent much of her career looking at the structure, function, and evolution of enzymes, a group of proteins that facilitates vital chemical...
Jun 28, 2022
In episode #6 of the Connectomics podcast, Mark speaks with philosopher of embodied cognitive science, Dr. Mog Stapleton.
Mog is presently a visiting researcher at OIST, and is working on understanding the relationship between cognition and the gut-brain axis.
In this episode, they talked about the role of aesthetics...
Jun 6, 2022
In episode #5 of the Connectomics podcast, Mark speaks with sustainability researcher Roope Kaaronen.
Roope is a postdoc at the University of Helsinki, Finland.
In this episode, they talked about Roope's fortuitous introduction to ecological psychology and its value to his present work, his present work on strategic...
May 5, 2022
In episode #4 of the Connectomics podcast, Mark speaks with theoretical cognitive scientist Marek McGann.
Marek is a lecturer in the psychology department in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland.
In this episode they talked about Marek existing at the intersection of enaction and ecological psychology, the...
Mar 11, 2022
In episode #3 of the Connectomics podcast, Mark speaks with philosopher Laura Mojica.
At the time of recording Laura was also working in the Embodied Cognitive Science Unit at OIST. Laura works on the notion of normativity from an enactive standpoint, though she brings her experience working in analytic philosophy to...