Brendan Fleig-Goldstein

My interests lie mainly in the history and philosophy of cognitive science.  I am particularly interested in computational cognitive modeling, how to provide evidence for such models, how such models can be explanatory, and other questions surrounding the so-called top-down approach in cognitive science. I am also interested in paleoanthropology, the evolution of human cognition, and analogous issues of evidence and explanation in these cases.
Before coming to Pitt, I did an M.S. degree at Stanford in Symbolic Systems, where I wrote a master’s thesis on bounded rationality and Bayesian cognitive models. Previous to that, I studied philosophy and cognitive & brain sciences at Tufts University.