BPhil. MPhil. MSc. DPhil
Free Energy Principle
Active Inference Technology and Wellbeing
Bio A.I. - From Embodied Cognition to Enactive Robotics
Expecting and Perceiving: How dos the Bayesian Hypothesis Stand?
Computational Modelling: Language Game of Situated Cultural Practice
Rejecting Cognitivism: Computational Phenomenology for Deep Learning
Life as we don't know it
Torbjørnsen, R. R. Hipólito, I., (in prep). Widening the Screen: Embodied Cognition and Audiovisual Online Social Interaction in the Digital Age.
Hipólito, I., van Geert, P., Pessoa, L. (under review). Mind as Motion: Patterns from Psychology to Neurobiology. Topics in Cognitive Science.
Hipólito, I., (2023/under review). Computational Modelling: a Language Game of Situated Cultural Practices.
Beckmann, P., Kostner, G., & Hipólito, I. (under review/2023). Rejecting Cognitivism: Computational Phenomenology for Deep Learning. arXiv:2302.09071
Hipólito, I., Winkle, K., Merete L. (in press/2023). Enactive Artificial Intelligence: Subverting Gender Norms in Robot-Human Interaction In Frontiers in Neurorobotics.Topical Collection Women in Robotics.
Hipólito, I. (under review). Augmented Cognition: Life as we don't know it.
Hipólito, I.(under review). Brain Data Analysis in Network Neuroscience: Rejecting Modular Neural Networks for Neural Reuse. Synthese
White, B., & Hipólito, I. (2023, Under Review). Preventive Mental Health Care: A Complex Systems Framework for Ambient Smart Environments. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/etsu4
Chinchella, N. & Hipólito, I. (2023). Substance Addiction: Cure or Care? Phenomenology and Cognitive Science.
Hipólito, ., & Hesp, C. (2023/in press). On religious practices as multiscale active inference: Certainties emerging from recurrent interactions within and across individuals and groups. in Vinten, R. (ed.) Wittgenstein and the cognitive science of religion. Bloomsbury Press.
Hipólito, I. Mago, J. Rosas, F., Carhart-Harris, R. (In press/2023). Pattern Breaking: A Complex Systems Approach to Psychedelic Medicine (forthcoming in Neuroscience of Consciousness).
Van Es, T. & Hipólito, I. (2022). Co-constructing Markov blankets: tricky solutions. In Physics of Life Reviews.
Hesp, C. Hipólito, I. (2022). Living on the Edge – Practical Information Geometry for Studying the Emergence and Propagation of Life Forms. Physics of Life Reviews.
Hutto, D. & Hipólito, I. (2023/in press). Updating Our Theories of Perceiving: From Predictive Processing to Radical Enactivism. in Robert French & Berit Brogaard (eds.) The Roles of Representations in Visual Perception. Springer.
Hipólito, I. and Van Es, T. (2022). Enactive-dynamic Social Cognition and Active Inference. Frontiers in Psychology. Topical Collection Distributed and Embodied Cognition in Scientific Contexts
Hipólito, I. and Van Es, T. (2022). Free Energy Pragmatics: Markov blankets don’t prescribe objective ontology, and that’s okay. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
Hipólito, I. (2022). Cognition without Neural Representation: Dynamics of a Complex System. Frontiers in Psychology, 5472.
Safron, A., Kimaj, Hipólito, I. (2022). On the importance of being flexible: dynamic brain networks and their potential functional significances. In Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.
Gallagher, S., Hutto, D. & Hipólito, I. (2021). Predictive processing and some disillusions about illusions. Review of Philosophy and Psychology
Clowes, R., and Gaertner, K., Hipólito, I. (2021). The Mind-Technology problem and the deep history of mind design. In Clowes, R., and Gaertner, K., Hipólito, I. (eds.) The Mind-Technology Problem - Investigating Minds, Selves and 21st Century Artifacts. Studies in Brain and Mind Springer International Publishing.
Hipólito, I. Ramstead, M., Convertino, L., Bhat, A. Friston, K. Parr, T. (2021). Markov Blankets in the Brain. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.
Hipólito, I. Baltieri, M., Friston, K. Ramstead, M., (2021). Embodied Skill: Where the Action Is. Synthese.
Hipólito, I., Ramstead, M., Constant, A., & Friston, K. (2021). Cognition coming about: self-organisation and free-energy. Physics of Life Reviews.
Friston, K., Zeidman, P., Fagerholm, E., Zarghami, T., Parr, T., Hipólito, I., Magrou, L. & Razi, A. (2021) Parcels and particles: Markov blankets in the brain. Network Neuroscience.
Ramstead, M., Friston, K. Hipólito, I., (2020) Is the free-energy principle a formal theory of semantics? From variational density dynamics to neural and phenotypic representations. Entropy 22, 889.
Hipólito, I. Hutto, D., Chown, N. (2020) Understanding Autistic Individuals: Cognitive Diversity not Theoretical Deficit. in Neurodiversity Studies: A New Critical Paradigm. Routledge.
Hutto, D., Gallagher, S., and Ilundain-Agurruza, J. Hipólito, I. (2020). Culture in Mind - An Enactivist Account: Not Cognitive Penetration But Cultural Permeation.In L. J. Kirmayer, S. Kitayama, C. M. Worthman, R. Lemelson, & C. A. Cummings (Eds.), Culture, mind, and brain: Emerging concepts, models, applications. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Hipólito, I. (2019) A Simple Theory of Every 'Thing'. Physics of Life Reviews.
Hipólito, I., Kahle, R. (2019). The notion of ‘simple proof’. Philosophical Transactions. The Royal Society Publishing.
Hipólito, I., (2019) Perception is not always and everywhere inferential. Australasian Philosophical Review. 3(1)
Cognitive Systems on the Edge of Chaos
I am fascinated by the complexity of living systems and how they defy the odds to adapt and thrive in a continuously changing environment: against all odds, cognitive systems adapt on the edge of chaos.
I conceive of Edge Cognition as an emergent property from an embodied agent's enactive interactions with its environment. Although all cognitive agents share basic forms of cognition, humans, in particular, possess the ability to develop symbolic skills that enable them to engage and adapt to their surroundings with greater skill and finesse.
Exploring the Emergence and Impact of Augmented Cognition through Edge Cognition
Can cognition be truly augmented, or is it merely modified or extended by technological interventions? This raises questions about the nature of cognition itself, including its limitations, potentialities as agents interact with their environment: how does augmented forms of cognition emerge from human cognitive sophistication, and, in turn, how does augmented cognition affect the human species, sociocultural dynamics, individuals, and the natural world?
My vision is to to use Edge Cognition to understand the potential of Augmented Cognition as a tool for positive behavioral change, preventive mental health, and psychopathology intervention. I explore how this intervention can be personalised as a complex perturbation to "stuck states" or to predict to tipping points to promote adaptive behaviour that enhance the overall well-being of individuals; ultimately contributing to sustainable and positive AI design and implementation.
BPhil. MPhil. MSc. DPhil
Ines Hipolito (BPhil, MPhil, MSc, DPhil) is a researcher with an impressive track record of publications, awards, and keynote speeches. Her research has appeared in numerous top-ranked journals, and she has co-edited several important collections. In recognition of her research excellence, she has earned 19 research awards and was awarded the prestigious Talent Grant by the University of Amsterdam in 2021.
After completing her PhD, Ines took up a lectureship at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain (Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin), where she continues to make significant contributions to the field of cognitive science. Her research focuses on the edge between basic forms of cognition and representational skills, exploring how augmented forms of cognition both emerge from and influence cognitive behaviour in the human species, individuals, and the natural world.
In addition to her research, Ines is also a co-founder and vice-president of the International Society of the Philosophy of the Sciences of the Mind, a thriving organisation with over 600 members. Her contributions to the field of philosophy have been recognized through her election to the Women in Philosophy Committee and the Committee in Diversity and Inclusivity at the Australasian Association of Philosophy. In short, Ines Hipolito is a highly accomplished researcher whose work has already had a significant impact on the field of cognitive science.
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