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Vicente Raja Galian

Title: Graduate Assistant

My main field of interest is cognitive science, its scope, and its interaction with scientific development and new technologies. Currently, I am focused both on ecological psychology and on different approaches to non-human cognition. Concerning ecological psychology, I am interested in concepts such as perceptual information or resonance. Also, I work on the dynamic systems approach to cognitive science. Within the field of non-human cognition I am working on the history and philosophy of cognitive ethology and plant signaling
and behavior.


  • PhD Student, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, from 2014 (P&LS).
  • M.A., University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain, 2014 (Contemporary Philosophy).
  • B.A., University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain, 2013 (Philosophy).


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Vicente Raja and Paco Calvo (2017). Augmented Reality: An Ecological Blend. Cognitive Systems Research, 42, 58-72.
  • Vicente Raja, Zvi Biener, and Tony Chemero (2017). From Kepler to Gibson. Ecological Psychology, 29 (2), 1-15.
  • Miguel Segundo-Ortin, Manuel Heras-Escribano, Vicente Raja (Under Revision). Does Ecological Psychology Need to Be Rectified? Radical Enactivism and Ecological Information. Philosophical Psychology.

Book Chapters

  • Vicente Raja (2016). Tools for Perceptual Learning: Ecological Augmented Reality. In Paul Jerry and Nancy Tavares-Jones (Eds.), Virtual Worlds: The Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Intersections (pp.45-56). Oxford, United Kingdom: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
  • Vicente Raja, Paco Calvo, and Maria Jose Alcaraz-Leon (In Press). Ecoaesthetics and the Prospects of a Cognitive Science of Art. In Alfonsina Scaranzi (Eds.), Recasting Aesthetic Experience: Emotions and the "Continuity Principle"..

Technical Reports

  • Paco Calvo, Vicente Raja, and David N. Lee (2015). Guidance of circumnutation of climbing bean stems: An ecological exploration.. [Link]

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • Vicente Raja & Paco Clavo (11/24/2013). The Design of Ecological Augmented Reality Enacting the Bridge between Sciences and Humanties Workshop, San José, Almería (Spain).

Paper Presentations

  • Vicente Raja (04/24/2014). Preamble to an Ecological Theory of Dispositions. IV Research Workshop on Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive Science, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Vicente Raja Galian (10/16/2014). Perceptual Learning and Ecological Augmented Reality. iCog Conference 2014, Informatics Forum, University of Edingburgh, Scotland.
  • Vicente Raja Galian (05/10/2015). Tools for Perceptial Learning: Ecological Augmented Reality. Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds - 5th Global Meeting, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Vicente Raja (05/29/2015). Can We See Without Touching? Integrated Sensory Modalities & Ecological Psychology. Ecological Perception: Amodal and Multimodal Trends, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Vicente Raja (12/21/2015). The Role of Environment: Ecological Psychology and Developmental Systems Theory. PSGI Conference 2015, Mumbai, India.
  • Vicente Raja (04/08/2016). ¿Es posible una filosofía en español?. 36th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages & Literatures, Cincinnati, OH (USA).
  • Vicente Raja (10/29/3016). On the Philosophical Maneuvers in Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation. 3nd Boulder Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science - Gravity: Its History and Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Vicente Raja and Paco Calvo (12/08/2017). Augmented Reality: An Ecological Blend. A Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts, University of California, Irvine.

Poster Presentations

  • Patric C. Nordbeck & Vicente Raja Galian (06/27/2015). Distal and Proximal Information in Navigation with a Sensory Substitution Device 6th Iberian Congress of Perception, Madrid, Spain.
  • Vicente Raja (11/04/2016). Beans, Dynamics, and Embodied Cognition Philosophy of Science Association Biannual Meeting 2016, The Westin Hotel, Atlanta, GA.

Experience & Service


  • Peer Review/Referee, Ecological Psychology (Journal)

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Collaborator in MINT Lab, (University of Murcia)