Dr Fred Cummins

Associate Professor

 email: fred.cummins@ucd.ie
 Phone: +353 1 7162902
 Room: A1.11

   Computer Science Building
   Dublin 4

 Full Profile

Speech, Cognitive Science Foundations

Joint speech as found in prayer and protest; Post-cognitive approaches to the foundations of cognition; Temporal patterning in speech production and perception; Speech rhythm; Dynamic modeling within cognitive science; Gesture, Gaze and Blinking; Speech rate; Conversational interaction; Individual and social cognition; Collective experience. Relation between latter-day approaches to Cognitive Science and recurrent themes in Eastern Religious Philosophy.

Please see my personal website at http://pworldrworld.com/fred for a more reliable list of publications, with pdfs.

Selected Refereed Articles

Cummins, F. (2014)

Agency is distinct from autonomy

Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 5(2):98-112.

Cummins, F. (2014)

Voice, (inter-)subjectivity, and real-time recurrent interaction

Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science, 5(760) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00760

Cummins, F. (2014)

The remarkable unremarkableness of joint speech

in Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production, pages 73–77, Cologne, DE.

Cummins, F. (2013)

Towards an enactive account of action: Speaking and joint speaking as exemplary domains.

Adaptive Behavior, 13(3):178-186

Cummins, F. (2013). Joint speech: The missing link between speech and music?

Percepta: Journal of Musical Cognition. V1(1), pp. 17-32

Cummins, F. (2012)

Periodic and aperiodic synchronization in skilled action.

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: 5:170; doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00170

Cummins, F. (2011)

Gaze and Blinking in Dyadic Conversation: A Study in Coordinated Behavior Among Individuals

Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(10, pp. 1525-1541, DOI: 10.1080/01690965.2011.615220

Simko, J. and Cummins, F. (2011).

Sequencing and optimization within an embodied task dynamic model.

Cognitive Science, 35(3):527-562.

Simko, J. and Cummins, F. (2010).

Embodied task dynamics.

Psychological Review. 117(4):1229-1246.

Cummins, F. (2009).

Deep affordance: seeing the self in the world.

In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for
Philosophy and Psychology
, Bloomington, IN.

Cummins, F. (2009).

Phenomenal worlds and nervous system activity.

In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science
, Amsterdam

Cummins, F. (2009).

Rhythm as an affordance for the entrainment of movement.

Phonetica, 66(1–2):15–28

Cummins, F. (2009).

Rhythm as entrainment: The case of synchronous speech.

Journal of Phonetics. 37(1):16-28

Cummins, F. (2004).

Synchronization among speakers reduces macroscopic temporal variability.

26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 304-309.

Cummins, F. (2003).

Practice and performance in speech produced synchronously.

Journal of Phonetics, 31(2):139-148.

Cummins, F. (2002).

On synchronous speech.

Acoustic Research Letters Online 3(1), 7–11

Cummins, F. and Port, R. F. (1998).

Rhythmic constraints on stress timing in English. Journal of Phonetics, 26(2):145-171.

Cummins, F. (1997)

Rhythmic coordination in English speech: An experimental study

Ph.D. Thesis, also Technical Report #198 of the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program

Cummins, F. and Port, R. F. (1996).

Rhythmic commonalities between hand gestures and speech. In Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pages 415–419. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Selected Book Chapters

  • Cummins, F. (2010). Coordination, not control, is central to movement. In Esposito, A., Esposito, A. M., Martone, R., Müller, V. C., and Scarpetta, G. editors,Towards Autonomous, Adaptive, and Context-Aware Multimodal Interfaces: Theoretical and Practical Issues, volume 6456 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 252-264, Springer.
  • Cummins, F. (1999). Synergetic organization in speech rhythm. In Tschacher, W. and Dauwalder, J.-P., editors, Dynamics, Synergetics, Autonomous Agents, pages 256-267. World Scientific.