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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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Projects 2006 2021

Research Outputs 1991 2019

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 proceedingChapterResearch

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 journalArticleResearchpeer-review

collective memory
Time Travel

Features of successful and unsuccessful collaborative memory conversations in long-married couples

Harris, C. B., Barnier, A. J., Sutton, J. & Savage, G., Oct 2019, In : Topics in Cognitive Science. 11, 4, p. 668-686 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

married couple
Data storage equipment

Memory systems and the control of skilled action

Christensen, W., Sutton, J. & Bicknell, K., 24 May 2019, In : Philosophical Psychology. 32, 5, p. 692-718 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cognitive Processes

Sociocultural memory development research drives new directions in gadgetry science

Van Bergen, P. & Sutton, J., 2019, In : The Behavioral and brain sciences. 42, p. 39-40 2 p., e185.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinionResearch

Episodic Memory
Inheritance Patterns
Direction compound

Activities 2014 2014

  • 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, ...