In this second part of my conversion with Paul (listen to the first part), we continue our discussion about how to understand brains as feedback control mechanisms – controlling our internal state and extending that control into the world – and how Paul thinks the key to understanding intelligence is to trace our evolutionary past through phylogenetic refinement.
- Paul’s lab website.
- (A few of) his papers we discuss or mention:
- Books Paul recommends about these topics:
- The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception by Gibson.
- Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates by Striedter and Northcutt.
- The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex: Anatomy, Evolution, And The Origin Of Insight by Passingham and Wise.
- The Evolution of Memory Systems: Ancestors, Anatomy, and Adaptations by Murray, Wise, and Graham.
- The ancient origins of consciousness:How the brain created experience by Feinberg and Mallatt.
- Catching Ourselves in the Act: Situated Activity, Interactive Emergence, Evolution, and Human Thought by Hendriks-Jansen.
- In case, like me, you didn’t know what an amphioxus is… here you go.