Scope of the conference is best reflected by the talks from the previous editions and books that inspire us. If you are looking for ideas for your talk or book review read the materials below.


Abstracts from previous conferences are available:

Inspiring books

Psychology & co:

  • A. Clark, “Being There”
  • A. Clark, “Natural Cyborgs”
  • A. Clark, “Supersizing the mind”
  • E. Hutchins, “Cognition in the Wild”
  • K. Stelerny, “Thought in a hostile world”
  • M. Maeterlinck, “Życie pszczół”
  • Noe, “Action in Perception”
  • S. Gallagher, “How the body shapes the mind”
  • M. Johnson, “The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding”
  • M. Spivey, “The continuity of mind”
  • M. Rowlands, “Body Language: Representaion in Action”
  • M. Donald, “A mind so rare”
  • P. Lieberman, “Toward an Evolutionary Biology of Language”
  • R. Dunbar, “Pchły, plotki i ewolucja języka”
  • Richerson, P.J. & Boyd, R. “Not by genes alone”
  • Sheets-Johnston, M. “The primacy of movement”
  • Enfield, N. “Relationships”
  • Sapir, E. “Language”

Bioinformatics, systems biology, computational intelligence:

  • Pierre Baldi, Saren Brunak, “Bioinformatics: the machine learning approach” Andries P. Engelbrecht “Computational Intelligence: An Introduction” (link)
  • Russell C. Eberhart, Yuhui Shi “Computational intelligence:concepts to implementations”
  • David S. Goodsell, “The machinery of life”
  • Franklin M. Harold, “The way of the cell: molecules, organisms, and the order of life”
  • Evelyn Fox Keller, “Making sense of life: explaining biological development with models, metaphors, and machines”
  • Hiroaki Kitano, “Foundations of Systems Biology” (link), (link)
  • John R. Koza, “On the programming of computers by means of natural selection”
  • Dennis Noble, “The Music of Life: Biology Beyond Genes” (link)
  • Dennis Bray “Wetware: a computer in every living cell”
  • David Poole, Alan Mackworth, Randy Goebel, “Computational Intelligence A Logical Approach” (link)
  • Stuart Russell, Peter Norvig, “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach” (link)
  • Randall C. O’Reilly, Yuko Munakata, “Computational explorations in cognitive neuroscience”
  • Eugene Koonin, “The Logic of Chance: The Nature and Origin of Biological Evolution”

More general perspective:

  • Maynard Smith, J. & Szathmary, E., “The Origins of Life: From the Birth of Life to the Origin of Language”
  • E. Schroedinger, “What is life?”
  • Marcello Barbieri, “The Organic Codes: An Introduction to Semantic Biology”
  • Rosen, R., “Life itself”
  • Reed, E., “Encountering the World”
  • Terrence Deacon, “The Symbolic Species”
  • Terrence Deacon, “The Incomplete Nature”
  • Gregory Bateson, “Steps to an Ecology of Mind”
  • Turner JS, “The extended organism: the physiology of animal-built structures”
  • Margaret Cavendish, “Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy”
  • Gregory Bateson, “Steps to an Ecology of Mind”