Iñigo R. Arandia

Research InterestsEducationExperiencePublications

Personal info

PositionJuan de la Cierva-Formación Research Fellow
Emailirarandia AT gmail DOT com
Websiteias-research.net/people/inigo-r-arandia
Phone+34 9430188887
AddressEHU/UPV, Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Avenida de Tolosa 70, 20080 Donostia – San Sebastián

Summary


I enjoy investigating embodied minds in interaction, starting with my own. My current academical work is inspired by he philosophy of individuation proposed by Gilbert Simondon and the enactive approach to life and mind developed by Varela, Thompson, Di Paolo and colleagues. Looking at the dynamic interplay between pre-reflective and reflective activity, and taking into account the myriad of interrelated processes that living bodies enact at different domains (organic, sensorimotor, intersubjective), I study placebo and nocebo phenomena, pain, attention and related topics at the interface between cognitive science, neuroscience, medicine, and philosophy.

Research interests


  • Enactive approaches to life and mind
  • Dimensions of embodiment: organic, sensorimotor, intersubjective
  • Agency: interplay between pre-reflective and reflective activity
  • Placebo and nocebo phenomena
  • Pain
  • Health and pathology
  • Attention
  • Meditation, internal martial arts, and movement-based embodied contemplative practices

Education


PhD. in Information and Communication Technologies (Computational Neuroscience), University Pompeu Fabra, 2017

M.Sc in Neuroscience, University of Barcelona, 2013

Licenciate in Physics, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), 2011

Experience


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aragón Institute of Engineering Research, University of Zaragoza, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Brain and Cognition and DTIC, University Pompeu Fabra, 2017

Research Assistant, Center for Brain and Cognition and DTIC, University Pompeu Fabra, 2016-2017

Research Assistant, Fundació Sant Joan de Déu and University of Barcelona, 2011-2015

Publications


Arandia-Romero, I., Tanabe, S., Drugowitsch, J., Kohn, A., & Moreno-Bote, R. (2016). Multiplicative and additive modulation of neuronal tuning with population activity affects encoded information. Neuron, 89(6), 1305-1316.

Arandia-Romero, I., Nogueira, R., Mochol, G., & Moreno-Bote, R. (2017). What can neuronal populations tell us about cognition?. Current opinion in neurobiology, 46, 48-57.

Aguilera, M., Arandia-Romero, I., & Heras-Escribano, M. (2019, July). Quantifying affordances through information theory. In Artificial Life Conference Proceedings (pp. 32-39). One Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA 02142-1209 USA journals-info@ mit. edu: MIT Press.