Nico Orlandi

Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy
University of California, Santa Cruz
norlandi at ucsc dot edu
Primary Areas of Research:
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Epistemology.
A central theme of my research is understanding what kind of capacity perception is, what it presupposes, and what kind of relationship it affords with the environment. In my recent work, I have developed an anti-constructivist account of perception that contrasts with philosophical and psychological orthodoxy.
I now have ongoing projects concerning (a) Bayesian and Predictive Coding models of perception; (b) the notion of mental representation; (c) the notion of inference; and (d) the significance of fMRI research for understanding cognition (with a particular focus on the gender  literature).
Recent and Upcoming Conferences/Talks:
Harvard University, Department of Philosophy, April 2020. 
Keynote Speaker: University of Toronto Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Mind (UTISM), February 2020. 
Keynote Speaker: Timescales of Life and Mind, University of Edinburgh, November 2019. 
Avant Conference: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies, Porto, Portugal, October 2019.
Topics in Bayesian Cognitive Science, Bochum Germany, October 2019. 
Comments at 2019 Chapel Hill Colloquium, October 2019.
Predictive Vision Workshop, York University, Toronto, June 2019.
Stanford University, Philosophy Department Colloquium, May 2019.
Rotman Institute of Philosophy, London, Ontario, April 2019.
Northern California Consciousness Conference, March 2019.
SSPP, Cincinnati, March 2019.
Eastern APA, New York, January 2019.
Rutgers, Capacities workshop, October 2018.
World Congress of Philosophy, Beijing, China, August 2018. 
Masterclass in Philosophy Seminar, Bielefeld University, Germany, July 2018.
COGS Seminar Series, UC San Diego, May 2018. 
Perceptual Capacities and Magnitudes Workshop, York University, May 2018.
University of Cincinnati, Philosophy Colloquium, April 2018.
Enactivism: Theory and Performance, University of Memphis, March 2018.
Invited Symposium: Eastern APA, January 2018.
EPSA 2017, University of Exeter, September 2017.
Computation and Representation in Cognitive Science, University of Sussex, July 2017.
Workshop on Representation, Meaning and Content, Turin, July 2017.
Universita' Cattolica Milano, June 2017.
Mentorship Workshop, University of Utah, June 2017.
Summer Institute on Sexuality, San Francisco State University, May 2017.
Cal State, Los Angeles, April 2017.
Probability and Perception Workshop, UC Berkeley March, 2017.
Philosophy of Perception Workshop, UC San Diego, February 2017.
University of Turin, December 2016.
Universita' San Raffaele, December 2016.
APA Pacific Division Meeting, March 2016.
Northern Arizona University, Spring 2016.
University of London, Institute of Philosophy, February 2016.
University of Milan, NeuroPhilosophy Lectures, February 2016.
Bayesian Brain Conference, NYU, December 2015.
Perception and Action Seminar, Brown University, December 2015.
Oberlin College, November 2015.
Keynote Speaker, Minds Online Conference, September 2015.
Mental Representations Workshop, Bochum, Germany, September 2015.
Perception and Cognition Workshop, Glasgow, September 2015.
Rutgers/Barnard/Columbia Mind Workshop, New York, August 2015.