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I am John Sutton, Professor of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, Sydney. 

See https://johnsutton.net/ for information, publications, links and more.

I work in the philosophy of mind, cognition, and action, in cognitive psychology, and in the interdisciplinary cognitive humanities. My main research topics are autobiographical and collaborative memory, embodied memory and skilled movement, distributed cognition, and cognitive history.

I try to bring humanities, social sciences, and cognitive sciences together, and to integrate conceptual, ethnographic, and experimental methods. The hope is to be driven by topic not tradition. I am wildly lucky to work with fabulous collaborators and students.

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Research Outputs

Cognition and the web: extended, transactive, or scaffolded?

Heersmink, R. & Sutton, J., Feb 2020, In : Erkenntnis. 85, 1, p. 139–164 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • Cognition in skilled action: meshed control and the varieties of skill experience

    Christensen, W., Sutton, J. & McIlwain, D., 2019, Handbook of embodied cognition and sport psychology. Cappuccio, M. L. (ed.). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, p. 165-198 34 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Collective mental time travel: remembering the past and imagining the future together

    Michaelian, K. & Sutton, J., Dec 2019, In : Synthese. 196, 12, p. 4933–4960 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

    Sensing moving

    Sarah Pini (Organiser), Doris McIlwain (Organiser), John Sutton (Organiser)
    4 Apr 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...