Krzysztof Dolega

Publications

Edited Volumes

  • Smortchkova, J., Dolega, K. , & Schlicht, T. (in press). Mental Representations: The Foundation of Cognitive Science. OUP: New York.

  • Dolega, K., Roelofs, L. & Schlicht, T. (2018). Special Issue: Enactivism vs. Representationalism. Philosophical Explorations, 21(2).

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Dolega, K. (2017). Moderate Predictive Processing. In Thomas K. Metzinger & Wanja Wiese (Eds.), Philosophy and Predictive Processing. MIND Group, Frankfurt am Main.

Presentations

Invited Talks

2019:

  • “The Principle and the Pauper: Free-energy explanations in cognitive science”. Bayesians: Current Topics in Cognitive Science. Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
  • “Rich in its poverty - perceptual experience in light of predictive coding”. 2nd Bochum Early Career Researcher Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and of Cognitive Science. Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
  • “Filling-in or Finding-out? Mental Imagery in Predictive Processing”. Conference on Mental Imagery and Predictive Processing. Centre for Philosophical Psychology, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

2018:

  • “Curb your Free-energy: What is the scope of Free-energy models”. Colloquium on Predictive Processing. Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
  • “Curb your Free-energy: What is the scope of Free-energy models”. Predictive Processing & Reinforcement Learning Conference. Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, Medford MA, USA.
  • “Predictive Processing and the Contents of Perceptual Experience”. Workshop on the Philosophical Implications of Predictive Processing. University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, Warsaw, Poland.

2017:

  • “Predictive Processing and the Illusory Richness of Experience”. Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, Medford MA, USA.
  • “Predictive Processing and the Illusory Richness of Experience”. Masterclass in Philosophy: Predictive Coding and the Mind. Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
  • “Attention as the interface between conscious and unconscious processing in predictive coding theories of cognition”. Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland.
  • “Radical vs. Conservative Predictive Processing: Settling the debate about the framework’s representational commitments”. Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
  • “Moderate Predictive Processing”, Mind 23 Meeting on Predictive Processing. Frankfurt, Germany.

Peer-reviewed Talks

2019:

  • “Attending to the Illusion of Consciousness - Bayesian Frugality and the Representation of Attention.” (co-authored with Joe Dewhurst). Kinds of Intelligence 2: Machine Minds - Conference. University of Cambridge, England.

2018:

  • “Fame in the predictive brain: Applying Dennett’s multiple drafts model to explain consciousness in the Bayesian brain” (co-authored with Joe Dewhurst). Conference with Daniel Dennett on his work in philosophy of mind. University of Antwerp, Belgium.

2017:

  • “Attending to the Illusion of Consciousness” (co-authored with Joe Dewhurst). Designed Mind Conference. University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • “The Overflow Hypothesis in Context of Predictive Processing”. 3rd International Conference on Philosophy of Mind: Minds, Brains and Consciousness. University of Minho: School of Medicine, Braga, Portugal.

  • “Predictive Processing and the Overflow Hypothesis”. 21st annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. Beijing, China.

2015:

  • “Action-oriented Predictive Coding as Virtual Enactivism”. Situating Cognition: Agency, Affect, and Extension. Warsaw, Poland.

  • “The interplay between attention and consciousness in action-oriented Predictive Coding”. 19th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. Paris, France.

  • “Does Prediction Error Minimization framework endorse David Chalmers’ representational theory of phenomenal content?". Tübingen Masterclass in Theoretical Philosophy. University of Tübingen, Germany.

2014:

  • “Fame in the predictive brain: Applying Dennett’s multiple drafts model to explain consciousness in the Bayesian brain” (co-authored with Joe Dewhurst). Rudolf Carnap Lectures. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

2013:

  • “Action-oriented Predictive Coding and consciousness: Is AoPP committed to representationalism about consciousness?". British Philosophy Postgraduate Association Masterclass on Action-oriented Predictive Coding. University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

  • “Are Bayesian models of cognition no more than Marr’s computational level descriptions?". 9th International Philosopher’s Rally. University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poznań, Poland.

  • “Art object as an extended cognitive process”. 1st International Conference in Cognitive Futures of Humanities. Bangor University, England.

Posters

2017:

  • “Predictive Processing and the Admissible Contents Debate”. Expecting Ourselves - 1st X-spect Workshop. University of Edinburgh, Scotland

2015:

  • “Prediction Error Minimization account of changes in conscious perception of stable images with illusory contours”. Cognitive Penetration and Predictive Coding Conference. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

2013:

  • “Does action-oriented Predictive Processing offer an enactive account of sensory substitution?". iCog Inaugural Conference. University of Sheffield, England.

Teaching

2019-2020

  • “Mental Representation in Cognitive Science” Winter semester, course organizer
    A master level seminar focusing on Nick Shea’s book under the same title.

2018-2019

  • “From Dretske to Predictive Coding: Naturalistic approaches to information and mental representation”
    Winter semester, co-organized with Prof. Tobias Schlicht
    A master level seminar aimed at familiarizing students with the import of Shannon’s information theory for the philosophical debates surrounding mental representations.

2017-2018

  • “Radical Enactivism and higher-level cognition”
    Winter semester, co-organized with Prof. Tobias Schlicht A master level seminar focused on issues discussed in and arising from Dan Hutto & Erik Myin’s book ‘Evolving Enactivism’.

2015-2016

  • “Theories of Consciousness”
    Winter semester, organized by Dr. Beate Krickel.
    The title says it all. I was invited to participate in the class as an expert and conduct meetings devoted to deflationary theories of consciousness.

Event Organization

2019

  • Bayesians: Current Topics in Cognitive Science. Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, October 2019 (Lead organizer with Peter Brössel & Tobias Schlicht)

  • Second Bochum Early Career Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and of Cognitive Science, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, June 2019 (Co- organizer with Judith Martens, Andrea Pace Giannotta, Luke Roelofs, Elmarie Venter, Alfredo Vernazzani, & Julia Wolf)

  • Predictive Processing, Consciousness and Self, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, January 2019 (Lead organizer with Tobias Schlicht)

2018

  • First Bochum Early Career Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and of Cognitive Science, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, July 2018 (Co-organizer with Judith Martens, Luke Roelofs, Elmarie Venter, & Alfredo Vernazzani)

2015

  • Mental Representations: the foundations of Cognitive Science?, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, September 2015 (Lead Organizer with Joulia Smortchkova & Tobias Schlicht)

2013

  • BPPA Masterclass in Predictive Coding, University of Edinburgh, October 2013 (Assistant Organizer)

  • Embodied Music Cognition Conference, University of Edinburgh, July 2013 (Assistant Organizer)

Public Outreach

My early doctoral research has been featured on the blog of the iCog network.