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J. Kevin O'Regan
Member of the Perception/action group
Senior Research Scientist
Address : 45, rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris, France
Telephone(s) : +33(0)
Fax : +33(0)
Office : 606-06
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Scientific interests : The origin of phenomenal consciousness ("feel"), sensory substitution, the perceptual structure of color space, pain and illusory pain, the rubber hand illusion and derivatives.

PUBLICATIONS (by date, 2005 - 2017) by category -- 1900-2017

Fagard, J., Rat-Fischer, L., Esseily, R., Somogyi, E., & O'Regan, J.K. (2016). What Does It Take for an Infant to Learn How to Use a Tool by Observation? Frontiers in Psychology, 7(491), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00267. pdf

Witzel, C., Van Alphen, C., Godau, C., & O'Regan, J.K. (2016). Uncertainty of sensory signal explains variation of color constancy. Journal of Vision, 16(15), 8. pdf

Degenaar, J., & O'Regan, J.K. (2015). Sensorimotor theory of consciousness. Scholarpedia, .

Esseily, R., Rat-Fischer, L., Somogyi, E., O'Regan, K., & Fagard, J. (2015). Humor (production) may enhance observational learning of a new tool use action in 18-month-old infants. Cognition and Emotion, 30(4), 817-25. pdf

Fagard, J., Florean, C., Petkovic, M., Rat-Fischer, L., Fattori, P., & O'Regan, J.K. (2015). When do infants understand that they can obtain a desired part of a composite object by grasping another part? Infant Behavior and Development, .

Somogyi, E., Ara, C., Gianni, E., Rat-Fischer, L., Fagard, J., & O'Regan, K. (2015). The Roles of Observation and Manipulation in Learning to Use a Tool. Cognitive Development, 35, 186-200. pdf

Witzel, C., Cinotti, F., & O'Regan, J.K. (2015). What determines the relationship between color naming, unique hues, and sensory singularities: Illuminations, surfaces, or photoreceptors? Journal of Vision, 15(8), 1-32. pdf

Fagard, J., Rat-Fischer, L., & O'Regan, J.K. (2014). The emergence of use of a rake-like tool: a longitudinal study in human infants. Frontiers in Psychology, in press, .

O'Regan, J.K., & Degenaar, J. (2014). Predictive processing, perceptual presence, and sensorimotor theory. Cognitive Neuroscience, .

Rat-Fischer, L., O'Regan, J.K., & Fagard, J. (2014). Comparison of active and purely visual performance in a multiple-string means-end task in infants. Cognition, .

Esseily, R., Rat-Fischer, L., O'Regan, J.K., & Fagard, J. (2013). Understanding the experimenter's intention improves 16-month-olds' observational learning in a novel tool use action. Cognitive Development, 28(1), 1-9.

Fagard, J., Rat-Fischer, L., & O'Regan, J.K. (2012). Comment le bébé accède-t-il à la notion d'outil? Enfance, 64(1), 73-84.

O'Regan, J.K. (2012). How to make a robot that is conscious and feels. Minds and Machines, .

O'Regan, J.K., & Block, N. (2012). Discussion of J. Kevin O'Regan's "Why red doesn't sound like a bell: Understanding the feel of consciousness". The Review of Philosophy and Psychology, in press.

Rat-Fischer, L., O'Regan, J.K., & Fagard, J. (2012). Handedness in infants' tool use. Developmental Psychobiology, in press, .

Heed, T., Gründler, M., Rinkleib, J., Rudzik, F.H., Collins, T., Cooke, E., & O'Regan, J.K. (2011). Visual information and rubber hand embodiment differentially affect reach-to-grasp actions. Acta Psychologica, 138(1), 263-271.

O'Regan, J.K. (2011). Why Red Doesn't Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the Feel of Consciousness New York: Oxford University Press.

O'Regan, J.K., Rat-Fischer, L., & Fagard, J. (2011). Mechanisms leading to tool use: A longitudinal study in human infants. In Front. Comput. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011. Frankfurt, Germany:

Rat-Fischer, L., O'Regan, J.K., & Fagard, J. (2011). Tool-use learning mechanisms at the end of the second year in human infants. In Front. Comput. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2011. Frankfurt, Germany:

Valenzuela-Moguillansky, C., Bouhassira, D., & O'Regan, J.K. (2011). The Role of Body Awareness in Pain: an Investigation Using the Rubber Hand Illusion. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18(9-10), 110-142.

O'Regan, J.K. (2010). Explaining what people say about sensory qualia. In N. Gangopadhyay, M. Madary, F. Spicer (Eds) Perception, Action, and Consciousness: Sensorimotor Dynamics and Two Visual Systems. Oxford: OUP. pdf

Philipona, D., & O’Regan, J.K. (2010). The Sensorimotor Approach in CoSy: The Example of Dimensionality Reduction. In H. I. Christensen, G. M. Kruijff, & J. L. Wyatt (Eds.) (Eds) Cognitive Systems. (Vol. Cognitive Systems Monographs Vol 8, pp. pp. 95-130). Berlin Heidelberg: Springer.

O'Regan, J.K. (2009). Sensorimotor approach to (phenomenal) consciousness. In Baynes, T., Cleeremans, A. & Wilken, P. (Eds) Oxford Companion to Consciousness. (pp. 588-593). Oxford: Oxford University Press. pdf

Myin, E., & O'Regan, J.K. (2008). Situated perception and sensation in vision and other modalities: form an active to a sensorimotor account. In P. Robbins & A. Aydede (Eds.) (Ed) Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition. (pp. 185-200). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

O'Regan, J.K. (2008). What is up? A reply to Bridgeman et al. Perception, 37, 815.

Pascal, F., & O'Regan, J.K. (2008). Commentary On Mossio and Taraborelli: is the enactive approach really sensorimotor? Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 17(4), 1341-1342.

Philipona, D., & O'Regan, J.K. (2008). Reply to Johnson and Wright. Visual Neuroscience, 25(02), 225-226.

Reeve, P., Clark, J.J., & O'Regan, J.K. (2008). Convergent flash localization near saccades without equivalent 'compression' of perceptual separation. Journal of Vision, 8(13:5), 1-19.

Auvray, M., Hanneton, S., & O'Regan, J.K. (2007). Learning to perceive with a visuo-auditory substitution system: Localisation and object recognition with 'The vOICe.'. Perception, 36(3), 416-430.

Auvray, M., Philipona, D., O'Regan, J.K., & Spence, C. (2007). The perception of space and form recognition in a simulated environment: the case of minimalist sensory-substitution devices. Perception, 36(12), 1736-1751.

Myin, E., & O'Regan, J.K. (2007). Phenomenal Consciousness Lite: No Thanks! Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30, 520-521.

O'Regan, J.K. (2007). How to Build Consciousness into a Robot: The Sensorimotor Approach. In M. Lungarella, F. Iida, J. Bongard & R. Pfeifer (Eds.) (Eds) 50 Years of Artificial Inteligence. (pp. 333-347). Berlin: Springer. pdf

Bompas, A., & O'Regan, J.K. (2006). More evidence for sensorimotor adaptation in color perception. Journal of Vision, 6(2), 145-153. pdf

Bompas, A., & O'Regan, J.K. (2006). Evidence for a role of action in colour perception. Perception, 35(1), 65-78. pdf

O'Regan, J.K., Myin, E., & Noë, A. (2006). Skill, corporality and alerting capacity in an account of sensory consciousness. Progress in Brain Research, 150, 55-68.

Philipona, D.L., & O'Regan, J.K. (2006). Color naming, unique hues, and hue cancellation predicted from singularities in reflection properties. Visual Neuroscience, 23(3-4), 331-339.

Vidal, J.R., Chaumon, M., O'Regan, J.K., & Tallon-Baudry, C. (2006). Visual Grouping and the Focusing of Attention Induce Gamma-band Oscillations at Different Frequencies in Human Magnetoencephalogram Signals. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(11), 1850-1862.

Auvray, M., Hanneton, S., Lenay, C., & O'Regan, J.K. (2005). There is something out there: Distal attribution in sensory substitution, twenty years later. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 4(4), 505-521.

O'Regan, J.K., Myin, E., & Noë, A. (2005). Phenomenal consciousness explained (better) in terms of bodiliness and grabbiness. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 4(4), 369-387.

Philipona, D., & O'Regan, J.K. (2005). Perception multimodale de l'espace. In Philosophie de la nature aujourd'hui. Paris: MSH.

Philipona, D., & O'Regan, J.K. (2005). La perception de l'espace, identification d'une faculté sensorimotrice? In C. Thinus-Blanc & J. Bullier (Ed) Agir dans l'espace. (pp. 151-165). Paris: MSH.

Vidal, J.R., Gauchou, H.L., Tallon-Baudry, C., & O'Regan, J.K. (2005). Relational information in visual short-term memory: The structural gist. Journal of Vision, 5(3), 244-256. pdf

Wascher, E., Schneider, W.X., & O'Regan, J.K. (2005). Posterior EEG-asymmetries (N2pc) and awareness. New evidence from an experimental visual extinction paradigm. Journal of Psychophysiology, 19(2), 152-152.