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DIMENSIVE: Data-driven Inference of Models from Embodied Neural Systems In Vertebrate Experiments

I’m happy to share that I started to work on a new project funded by a MSCA-IF grant to work at the University of Sussex in collaboration with Chris Buckley. The project aims to apply information-theoretic and inference methods to … Continue reading

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Scaling Behaviour and Critical Phase Transitions in Integrated Information Theory

I just published a new paper exploring some of the ideas we initiated in our Integrated information in the thermodynamic limit (Aguilera & Di Paolo, 2019) paper. Here, I  explore in detail many of the assumptions of Integrated Information Theory … Continue reading

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Integrated information in the thermodynamic limit

Together with Ezequiel Di Paolo, we have just published a new paper in which we explore how integrated information scales in very large systems. The capacity to integrate information is crucial for biological, neural and cognitive processes and it is … Continue reading

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Adaptation to criticality through organizational invariance in embodied agents

I just published with Manuel Bedia a paper in Scientific Reports that results from an exploration of how tools from statistical mechanics could be used to model adaptive mechanisms. In this paper, we explore how adaptation to criticality could be … Continue reading

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Rhythms of the collective brain

I have recently published a new paper where we model social coordination in self-organized crowds social media, using data from the 15M movement in Spain: Aguilera, M (2018). Rhythms of the collective brain: Metastable synchronization and cross-scale interactions in connected … Continue reading

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Postdoc at the IAS Research Centre for Life, Mind and Society

I recently started at a new postdoc position in the IAS Research Centre for Life, Mind and Society at the University of the Basque Country, funded by a postdoc grant from this university. I will be working with Ezequiel Di … Continue reading

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PhD thesis defence – Interaction Dynamics and Autonomy in Cognitive Systems

Last week I defended my PhD dissertation entitled ‘Interaction Dynamics and Autonomy in Cognitive Systems’. It was a beautiful and intense experience for closing four years of work. The thesis was examined by Ricard Solé, Ezequiel di Paolo and Seth … Continue reading

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Multitudinous identities: a qualitative and network analysis of the 15M collective identity

Some time ago I published a paper with Arnau Monterde, Antonio Calleja-López, Xabier Barandiaran y John Postill about collective identities in the 15M and related networked movements. We argue that the 15M movement  in  Spain  demands conceptual and methodological innovations. … Continue reading

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Technopolitics in the Spanish 15M movement: new models of self-organizing political action of connected multitudes

I just came back from attending to the ANN SONIC Conference at Los Angeles. I was invited together with Javier Toret by Manuel Castells to present some of the results we have been developing during the last year at the … Continue reading

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ECAL 2013: Political Self-Organization in Twitter + Ultrastable CTRNNs

I just got back from the 12th European Conference on Artificial Life, where a presented two different contributions. As well, I attended to some very interesting contributions. One of them was the ‘Artificial Life in Massive Data Flow‘ workshop, where … Continue reading

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