Monday 29th April – 1-2pm – Seminar Room, Byrne House

You are invited to the next session of the Biological Interest Group on Monday 29th April. As usual it will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 1-2pm. Participants can bring lunch and drinks if they wish.

Adam Toon will be leading the session, which will be based on his paper entitled ‘Friends at last? Distributed cognition and the cognitive/social divide’.

The article is a draft of an article of Dr Toon’s that is due to appear in a special issue of Philosophical Psychology on the extended mind thesis. The main question he addresses in the paper is whether a new approach in cognitive science, known as distributed cognition, is able to bring together cognitive and social theories of science.

The paper is also part of a larger project he is currently working on, applying new movements in cognitive science to scientific practice, so he is very much looking forward to hearing people’s comments, both on the paper and the project in general.

The article can be obtained by emailing Jim Lowe at jwel201 [at] – as it is a work in preparation please do not disseminate further without Dr. Toon’s express permission.

For any further information on BIG, please contact either me at jwel201 [at] or Sabina Leonelli at S.Leonelli [at]