Xabier E. Barandiaran

Research InterestsEducationPublications

Personal info

Position Lecturer
Email xabier.academic AT barandiaran DOT net
Website http://xabier.barandiaran.net
Phone +34 943 01 8887
Address EHU/UPV, Department of Philosophy, Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20018 Donostia – San Sebastián

Summary


Xabier Barandiaran
I consider myself a situated and embodied philosopher, which means that I situate my philosophical practice in close interaction with scientific environments and embodied in the conceptual apparatus that emerges from this interplay. The sciences on which I feel embedded are those meeting in the multidisciplinary crossroad of cognitive sciences and artificial life: particularly the origins of agency, simulation of adaptive behaviour (evolutionary robotics and computational neuroethology), and large scale neuroscience.

Research interests


  • Philosophy of Cognitive and Neuro Sciences
  • Philosophy of Biology and Artificial Life
  • Philosophy of Science and Naturalization
  • Philosophy of Mind

Education


  • MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems, University of Sussex, UK.
  • Doctor in Philosophy by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain.

Publications


2014

Di Paolo, E. A., Barandiaran, X. E., Beaton, M., & Buhrmann, T. (2014). Learning to perceive in the sensorimotor approach: Piaget’s theory of equilibration interpreted dynamically. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 551. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00551

2013

Buhrmann, T., Di Paolo, E. A., & Barandiaran, X. E. (2013). A dynamical systems account of sensorimotor contingencies. Frontiers in Cognition, 4, 285. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00285
Barandiaran, X. E., & Egbert, M. D. (2013). Norm-Establishing and Norm-Following in Autonomous Agency. Artificial Life, 91(2), 1–24. doi:10.1162/ARTL_a_00094
Aguilera, M., Bedia, M. G., Santos, B. A., & Barandiaran, X. E. (2013). The situated HKB model: how sensorimotor spatial coupling can alter oscillatory brain dynamics. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7. doi:10.3389/fncom.2013.00117
Aguilera, M., Morer, I., Barandiaran, X., & Bedia, M. (2013). Quantifying Political Self-Organization in Social Media. Fractal patterns in the Spanish 15M movement on Twitter. In Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL13 (pp. 395–402). MIT Press. doi:10.7551/978-0-262-31709-2-ch057

2012

Santos, B., Barandiaran, X. E., Husbands, P., Aguilera, M., & Bedia, M. (2012). Sensorimotor coordination and metastability in a situated HKB model. Connection Science, 24(4), 143–161. doi:10.1080/09540091.2013.770821
Santos, B. A., Barandiaran, X. E., & Husbands, P. (2012). Synchrony and phase relation dynamics underlying sensorimotor coordination. Adaptive Behavior. doi:10.1177/1059712312451859
Egbert, M. D., Barandiaran, X. E., & Di Paolo, E. A. (2012). Behavioral Metabolution: The Adaptive and Evolutionary Potential of Metabolism-Based Chemotaxis. Artificial Life, 18(1), 1–25. doi:10.1162/artl_a_00047

2011

Moreno, A., Ruiz-Mirazo, K., & Barandiaran, X. E. (2011). The impact of the paradigm of complexity on the foundational frameworks of biology and cognitive science. In C. A. Hooker, D. V. Gabbay, P. Thagard, & J. Woods (Eds.), Handbook of the Philosophy of Science (Vols. 1-10, Vol. Philosophy of Complex Systems, pp. 311–333). Elsevier.
Santos, B., Barandiaran, X. E., & Husbands, P. (2011). Metastable dynamical regimes in oscillatory network modulated by an agent’s sensorimotor loop. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - SSCI 2011 (p. in press).
Aguilera, M., Bedia, M., Barandiaran, X. E., & Serón, O. (2011). The adjustment-deployment dilemma in organism’s behaviour: theoretical characterization and a model. In Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - SSCI 2011 (p. in press).
Egbert, M. D., & Barandiaran, X. E. (2011). Quantifying Normative Behaviour and Precariousness in Adaptive Agency. In T. Lenaerts, M. Giacobini, H. Bersini, P. Bourgine, M. Dorigo, & R. Doursat (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Artificial Life (pp. 210–218). Presented at the ECAL, MIT Press.
Santos, B., Barandiaran, X. E., & Husbands, P. (2011). Neurodynamic regimes of phase relation and behavior in robotic models. BMC Neuroscience, 12(Suppl 1), P155.

2010

Egbert, M. D., Barandiaran, X. E., & Di Paolo, E. A. (2010). Behavioral Metabolution: Metabolism based behavior enables new forms of adaptation and evolution. In Artificial Life XII: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems.
Egbert, M. D., Barandiaran, X. E., & Di Paolo, E. A. (2010). A Minimal Model of Metabolism-Based Chemotaxis. PLoS Comput Biol, 6(12), e1001004. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001004

2009

Egbert, M. D., Di Paolo, E., & Barandiaran, X. E. (2009). Chemo-ethology of a adaptive protocell: Sensor-less sensitivity to implicit viability conditions. In Proceedings of the Ninth European Conference on Artificial Life (pp. 242–249). Presented at the ECAL09, Budapest: Springer Verlag.
Barandiaran, X. E., & Chemero, A. (2009). Animats in the Modeling Ecosystem. Adaptive Behavior, 17(4), 287–292. doi:10.1177/1059712309340847
Barandiaran, X. E., Di Paolo, E., & Rohde, M. (2009). Defining Agency: Individuality, Normativity, Asymmetry, and Spatio-temporality in Action. Adaptive Behavior, 17(5), 367–386. doi:10.1177/1059712309343819

2008

Barandiaran, X. E., & Moreno, A. (2008). Adaptivity: From Metabolism to Behavior. Adaptive Behavior, 16(5), 325–344. doi:10.1177/1059712308093868
Barandiaran, X., E., & Moreno, A. (2008). On the nature of neural information: A critique of the received view 50 years later. Neurocomputing, 71(4-6), 681–692. doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2007.09.014
Barandiaran, X. E. (2008). Mental Life: a naturalized approach to the autonomy of cognitive agents. (PhD Thesis). University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Donostia - San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain. Retrieved from http://xabier.barandiaran.net/2010/06/barandiaran_-_2008_-_phd_thesis.pdf
Barandiaran, X., E., & Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2008). Modelling autonomy: Simulating the essence of life and cognition. Biosystems, 91(2), 295–304. doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2007.07.001
Barandiaran, X. E., & Di Paolo, E. A. (2008). Artificial Mental Life. In S. Bullock, J. Noble, R. Watson, & M. Bedau (Eds.), Artificial Life XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (p. 747). Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press.

2007

Barandiaran, X. E. (2007). Mental Life: conceptual models and synthetic methodologies for a post-cognitivist psychology. In B. Wallace, A. Ross, J. Davies, & T. Anderson (Eds.), The World, the Mind and the Body: Psychology after cognitivism (pp. 49–90). Imprint Academic.

2006

Barandiaran, X. E., & Lluis, G. (2006). Autonomía, Comunicación y Evolución en redes bacterianas y tecnológicas. biTARTE, (38), 35–60.
Barandiaran, X. E., & Moreno, A. (2006). ALife Models as Epistemic Artefacts. In Artificial Life X : Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Living Systems (pp. 513–519). The MIT Press (Bradford Books).
Barandiaran, X. E., & Moreno, A. (2006). On What Makes Certain Dynamical Systems Cognitive: A Minimally Cognitive Organization Program. Adaptive Behavior, 14(2), 171–185. doi:10.1177/105971230601400208

2004

Moreno, A., & Barandiaran, X. E. (2004). A naturalized account of the inside-outside dichotomy. PHILOSOPHICA, 73, 11–26.
Barandiaran, X. E. (2004). Behavioral Adaptive Autonomy. A milestone on the Alife  route to AI? In J. Pollack, M. A. Bedau, P. Husbands, T. Ikegami, & R. A. Watson (Eds.), Artificial life IX: proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Simulation and Synthesis of Artificial Life (pp. 514–521). MIT Press.

2001

Barandiaran, X. E. (2001). Adaptive Behaviour, Autonomy and Value systems. Normative function in dynamical adaptive systems (MSc Thesis). University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. Retrieved from http://www.ehu.es/ias-research/doc/2002_ba_msth_fin.pdf