Hi, I'm Michael!

I am a cognitive scientist with research interests in embodied social cognition and applied ethics. My interdisciplinary research spans modes of inquiry in philosophy, ethnography, experimental psychology, and cognitive modeling. I use distributed cognition as a theoretical approach for integrating across multiple units of analysis and levels of explanation.

Research Projects

Embodied Ethnoecology

Together with my colleagues in biology, environmental studies, and Mayan culture and language, I am co-developing a framework in embodied ethnoecology to document and model causal reasoning in traditional ecological knowledge.

Dialogue-Based Learning

With my colleagues in anthropology, biology, and Tibetan Buddhist studies, I am co-developing a pedagogical framework that leverages existing epistemological pluralism in the classroom to teach across ways of knowing.