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I am a senior research fellow in Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. My research interests lie at the interface of the network, web and cognitive sciences. I am particularly interested in the way in which our access to network-enabled technologies and network-accessible information resources affects cognitive processes at both the individual and collective (social) levels. Some of my research seeks to understand the effect of network structures on collective problem-solving using computer simulations. I am also exploring some of the philosophical issues related to cognitive extension in contemporary and near-future network environments.

Recent Publications

Smart, Paul R., Clowes, Robert W. and Heersmink, Richard. (2017) Minds Online: The Interface between Web Science, Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Mind. Foundations and Trends in Web Science. 6(1-2):1-232.

Smart, Paul R (2018) Emerging Digital Technologies: Implications for Extended Conceptions of Cognition and Knowledge. In, Carter, Adam J, Clark, Andy, Kallestrup, Jesper, Palermos, Orestis Spyridon and Pritchard, Duncan (eds.) Extended Epistemology. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press.

Smart, Paul R (2017) Situating Machine Intelligence within the Cognitive Ecology of the Internet. Minds and Machines, 27(2):357-380.

Smart, Paul R. (2018) Human-Extended Machine Cognition. Cognitive Systems Research, 49:9-23.

Smart, Paul R (2018) Mandevillian Intelligence. Synthese, 195(9):4169-4200.

See my publications page for a full list of academic publications.

Work in Progress

Smart, Paul R. and Clowes, Robert W. (in prep) Epistemic Tolerance

Smart, Paul R. (2020) Planet Braitenberg: Experiments in Virtual Psychology

Smart, Paul R. and Shadbolt Nigel R. (in prep) Social Machines: A Mechanistic Perspective

Research Interests

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Research Interests
Dr Paul Smart
Dr Paul Smart
Senior Research Fellow
Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

Email: ps02v@ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)23 8058 2366