(By Jen Schellinck)
Some tidbits from this week’s lab round-table:
- Representations and truth value – how many definitions can we find? Can we get away without representations? Can philosophy help us by teasing apart many competing definitions of this word?
- Musical cognition: A fascinating topic! Music is one of the few human universals. And even some non-human species are happy to bop along to a tune (although not all have a decent sense of rhythm). But what role does music really play in cognition? Is it important? Is it a side-effect of some other cognitive feature? The jury is still out.
- Books the lab is currently reading: Against the Grain, Catching Fire
- Coming from the discussion of books we are reading, some further thoughts on the psychological state of flow:
- How does flow relate to Expertise and SGOMS – Is expertise a flow state?
- Interruptions – SGOMS handles this, but flow is about *not* perceiving interruptions
- Cognitive tunneling – can this be a part of expertise?