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Philip Barnard
Visiting scientist and Unit Historian
  • Macro theory for cognition and emotion.
  • Central executive function and dysfunction.
  • Two levels of meaning in the processing of affective and non-affective representations.

I have now retired from full-time research at the Unit. The pages below summarise many of the topics I worked on up until my retirement in 2011. I maintain an active interest in these and other topics.

I also have a major interest in cognition and emotion in the context Sci-Art research. You can find a number of papers on choreography and music in my full unit bibliogprahy and they are mentioned in the coverage of Embodied Cognition. I still work with R-Research at Wayne McGregor | Random Dance on creativity and one past project that was based in Cambrudge is summarised at Choreography and cognition.

A few selected publications on theory and on its application to issues in mental health, technology design and to the evolution of mind:

  • Basic theory

Barnard, P.J. (1985). Interacting Cognitive Subsystems: A psycholinguistic approach to short term memory. In A Ellis (Ed.), Progress in the Psychology of Language, Vol. 2, Chapter 6. London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 197-258.

Barnard, P.J. and Teasdale, J.D. (1991). Interacting cognitive subsystems: A systemic approach to cognitive-affective interaction and change. Cognition and Emotion, 5, 1-39.

Barnard, P.J. (1999). Interacting Cognitive Subsystems: modelling working memory phenomena within a multi-processor architecture. In: Miyake, A & Shah, P. (Eds)Models of Working Memory: Mechanisms of Active Maintenance and Executive Control, Chapter 9, pp. 298-339, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Barnard, P. J. & Bowman, H. (2003). Rendering Information Processing Models of Cognition and Affect Computationally Explicit: Distributed executive control and the deployment of attention. Cognitive Science Quarterly, 3, 297-328.

Barnard, P.J., Duke, D.J., Byrne, R.W. & Davidson, (2007). Differentiation in cognitive and emotional meanings: an evolutionary analysis. Cognition and Emotion, 21(6), 1155-1183.

Barnard, P.J. (2010) From Executive Mechanisms Underlying Perception and Action to the Parallel Processing of Meaning, Current Anthropology, 51:S1, S39-S54

  • Applications of theory in mental health & dementia

Teasdale, J.D. and Barnard, P.J. (1993). Affect, Cognition and Change: Re-modelling Depressive Thought. Hove: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Barnard, P., (2003). Asynchrony, implicational meaning and the experience of self in schizophrenia. In A. David & T. Kircher (Eds.). The Self in Neuroscience and Psychiatry, pp121-146. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Barnard, P. (2004). Bridging between basic theory and clinical practice. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42, 977-1000.

Barnard, P. (2009). Depression and attention to two kinds of meaning: A cognitive perspective. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 23 (3), 248-262.

Park, R. J., Dunn, B.D., and Barnard, P.J. (2011) Schematic Models and Modes of Mind in Anorexia Nervosa: A Novel Process Account with Treatment Implications. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4(4), 415-437.

Barnard, P.J., Murphy, F.C. ; Carthery-Goulart, M.T., Ramponi, C., and Clare, L. (2011). Exploring the basis and boundary conditions of SenseCam-facilitated recollection. Memory, 19 (7), 758-767.

  • Application to use of interactive technologies

Barnard, P. (1991). Bridging between basic theories and the artefacts of human-computer interaction. In J.M. Carroll (Ed.), Designing Interaction: Psychology at the Human-Computer Interface. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 103-127.

Duke, D. J., Barnard, P. J., Duce, D. A. & May, J. (1998). Syndetic Modelling. Human Computer Interaction. Vol 13, 4, 337-393.

Barnard, P. & May, J. (1999). Representing cognitive activity in complex tasks. Human-Computer Interaction, vol 14, 93-158.

Barnard, P. , May, J., Duke, D. & Duce, D. (2000). Systems, Interactions and Macrotheory. ACM Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, 7, 222-262.

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