I believe in a comprehensive, systemic, multi-level & comparative interdisciplinary approach to researching cognitive phenomena, where understanding how presuppositions & biases of researchers & methodologies affect research is essential. The level of analysis I am interested in is between that of the inner & outer lives of individual living beings and the structures that emerge from their interaction & coupling with the world. The main methods in my research are computer modelling & simulation, and critical, philosophical & theoretical investigation & analysis; I have also worked with EEG, fMRI and first-person methods, which made me very interested in the theory of research design in general. I advocate for open exchange of knowledge as well as responsible public communication as an antidote to misinformation and folk science.

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Selected Publications

(2018). Computational model of enactive visuospatial mental imagery using saccadic perceptual actions. Cognitive Systems Research, 49, 157–177.

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(2018). Are truer perceptions really better perceptions? A genetic algorithm study. In Proceedings of the MEi:CogSci Conference 2018.

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(2018). Computational model of enactive visuospatial mental imagery using saccadic perceptual actions. Cognitive Systems Research, 49, 157–177.

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(2017). The Use of Genetic Algorithms in Researching Non-Veridical Perception. In O. Markič et al. (Eds.), Cognitive science: proceedings of the 20th International Multiconference Information Society – IS 2017, 9th-13th October 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia: volume B (pp. 25–28). Ljubljana: Institut Jožef Stefan.

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(2016). Kaj imata skupnega Heidegger in Roomba: utelešena umetna inteligenca kot peskovnik kontinentalne filozofije. Analiza: časopis za kritično misel, 20(3–4), 147–164.

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(2016). Embodied Cognitive Robotics, the Question of Meaning and the Necessity of Non-Trivial Autonomy. In O. Markič et al. (Eds.), Cognitive science: proceedings of the 19th International Multiconference Information Society – IS 2016, 13 October 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia: volume B (pp. 24–27). Ljubljana: Institut Jožef Stefan.

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I enjoy playing board games (especially tabletop role-playing games, like Dungeons & Dragons), reading, listening to music, watching films & TV shows, cooking, playing soccer, and sewing. I sometimes try to write fiction and make music (I play guitar & sing, but also compose music). I used to run a record company. Causes that are dear to me include workers' rights, veganism, intersectional approaches to equality, conscious anti-consumerism, and open society (free education, universal healthcare, etc.).

Contact

  • tine [dot] kolenik [at] ijs [dot] si
  • Jožef Stefan Institute (main building, room 224), Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe