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  1. Jekaterina Novikova, Leon Watts & Joanna J. Bryson (2014). The Role of Emotions in Inter-Action Selection. Interaction Studies 15 (2):216-223.
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  2. Joanna J. Bryson (2012). A Role for Consciousness in Action Selection. International Journal of Machine Consciousness 4 (02):471-482.
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  3. Joanna J. Bryson (2010). Why Robot Nannies Probably Won't Do Much Psychological Damage. Interaction Studies 11 (2):196-200.
  4. Joanna J. Bryson (2009). Representations Underlying Social Learning and Cultural Evolution. Interaction Studies 10 (1):77-100.
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  5. Joanna J. Bryson (2007). Embodiment Versus Memetics. Mind and Society 7 (1):77-94.
    The term embodiment identifies a theory that meaning and semantics cannot be captured by abstract, logical systems, but are dependent on an agent’s experience derived from being situated in an environment. This theory has recently received a great deal of support in the cognitive science literature and is having significant impact in artificial intelligence. Memetics refers to the theory that knowledge and ideas can evolve more or less independently of their human-agent substrates. While humans provide the medium for this evolution, (...)
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  6. Joanna J. Bryson (2006). The Attentional Spotlight (Dennett and the Cog Project). Minds and Machines 16 (1):21-28.
    One of the interesting and occasionally controversial aspects of Dennett’s career is his direct involvement in the scientific process. This article describes some of Dennett’s participation on one particular project conducted at MIT, the building of the humanoid robot named Cog. One of the intentions of this project, not to date fully realized, was to test Dennett’s multiple drafts theory of consciousness. I describe Dennett’s involvement and impact on Cog from the perspective of a graduate student. I also describe the (...)
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  7. Joanna J. Bryson (2006). The Attentional Spotlight. Minds and Machines 16 (1):21-28.
    One of the interesting and occasionally controversial aspects of Dennett’s career is his direct involvement in the scientific process. This article describes some of Dennett’s participation on one particular project conducted at MIT, the building of the humanoid robot named Cog. One of the intentions of this project, not to date fully realized, was to test Dennett’s multiple drafts theory of consciousness. I describe Dennett’s involvement and impact on Cog from the perspective of a graduate student. I also describe the (...)
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  8. Joanna J. Bryson (2004). Consciousness is Easy but Learning is Hard. The Philosophers' Magazine 28:70-72.
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  9. Joanna J. Bryson (2002). Language Isn't Quite That Special. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (6):679-680.
    Language isn't the only way to cross modules, nor is it the only module with access to both input and output. Minds don't generally work across modules because this leads to combinatorial explosion in search and planning. Language is special in being a good vector for mimetics, so it becomes associated with useful cross-module concepts we acquire culturally. Further, language is indexical, so it facilitates computationally expensive operations.
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