Author: Peter Cariani
Bio Note: Peter Cariani’s training and work has involved theoretical biology, biological cybernetics, and neuroscience (B.S. 1978, MIT, biology; M.S. 1982, Ph.D. 1989, Binghamton University, systems science). His doctoral work developed a semiotics of percept–action systems, formulated a taxonomy of selfconstructing adaptive systems, and explored epistemic implications of evolutionary robotics. Currently a Clinical Instructor in Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School, Cariani also teaches courses related to music perception and cognition at MIT and Tufts University. In 2009 he edited a book on architectural acoustics by Yoichi Ando, Auditory and Visual Sensations. He is currently engaged in auditory modeling and neural timing net research as part of an auditory scene analysis project at the University of Rhode Island.
Affiliation: Harvard Medical School, USA
Publications in Constructivist Foundations
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Cariani P. (2018) Choosing the right observables. Constructivist Foundations 13(2): 267–270. http://constructivist.info/13/2/267
Cariani P. (2017) Towards a neuropsychological semiotics of music. Constructivist Foundations 12(3): 352–355. http://constructivist.info/12/3/352
Cariani P. (2016) Beware false dichotomies. Constructivist Foundations 11(3): 472–475. http://constructivist.info/11/3/472
Cariani P. (2016) Learning of new percept-action mappings is a constructive process of goal-directed self-modification. Constructivist Foundations 11(2): 322–324. http://constructivist.info/11/2/322
Cariani P. (2015) How to become omniscient in 12 easy steps. Constructivist Foundations 10(2): 248–250. http://constructivist.info/10/2/248
Cariani P. (2013) Self-organization in brains. Constructivist Foundations 9(1): 35–38. http://constructivist.info/9/1/035
Cariani P. (2012) Mind, a machine? Review of “the search for a theory of cognition: Early mechanisms and new ideas” edited by stefano franchi and francesco bianchini. Constructivist Foundations 7(3): 222-227. http://constructivist.info/7/3/222
Cariani P. (2012) Infinity and the observer: Radical constructivism and the foundations of mathematics. Constructivist Foundations 7(2): 116–125. http://constructivist.info/7/2/116
Cariani P. (2010) Onwards and upwards, radical constructivism. A guest commentary. Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 127–132. http://constructivist.info/6/1/127
Cariani P. (2010) On the importance of being emergent. Extended review of “emergence and embodiment: New essays on second-order systems theory” edited by bruce clark and mark b. N. Hanson.Duke university press, durham, 2009.. Constructivist Foundations 5(2): 86-91. http://constructivist.info/5/2/086
Cariani P. (2007) Realism and its discontents. Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 11–12. http://constructivist.info/3/1/011