John Andrew Michael

in press

Michael, J., & Salice, A. (in press), Implementing commitment in human-robot interaction.

Michael, J., Székely, M., & Christensen, W. (in press) Using episodic memory to gauge implicit and/or indeterminate social commitments. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Michael, J., Wolf, T., Letesson, C., Butterfill, S., Skewes, J., & Hohwy, J. (in press) Seeing it both ways: Using a double-cueing task to investigate the role of spatial cueing in level-1 visual perspective-taking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.


Michael, J., & Székely, M. (2017). Goal slippage: a mechanism for spontaneous instrumental helping in infancy?Topoi, 1-11.


Christensen, W., & Michael, J. (2016). From two systems to a multi-systems architecture for mindreading. New Ideas in Psychology, 40, 48-64

de Bruin, L., & Michael, J. (2016). Prediction error minimization: Implications for Embodied Cognition and the Extended Mind HypothesisBrain and Cognition.

Lowe, R., Almer, A., Lindblad, G., Gander, P., Michael, J., & Vesper, C. (2016). On the role of cognitive-affective states in joint action. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10, 88.

Michael, J. (2016). What Are Shared Emotions (for)? Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 412.

Michael, J. & Christensen, W. (2016). Flexible goal attribution in early mindreadingPsychological Review, 123(2), 219-227

Michael, J., & Salice, A. (2016). The Sense of Commitment in Human–Robot Interaction. International Journal of Social Robotics, 1-9.

Michael, J, Sebanz, N, & Knoblich G., (2016), Observing Joint Action: Coordination Creates CommitmentCognition 157, pp 106-113.


Michael, J. (2015). Cultural learning and the reliability of the intentional stance. In Munoz-Suárez, C. (Ed.) Content and Consciousness 2.0: Four Decades After (Studies in Brain and Mind Series, vol 7). Springer, pp: 163-184. Response by Daniel Dennett, pp: 216-218.

Michael, J., Bogart, K., Tylen, K., Østergaard, J.R., Krueger, J., & Fusaroli, R. (2015). Training in compensatory strategies enhance rapport in interactions involving people with Möbius Syndrome. Frontiers in Endovascular and Interventional Neurology.,Volume 6, article 213.

Michael, J. & D’Ausilio, A. (2015). Domain-Specific and Domain-General Processes in Social Cognition – A Complementary Approach. Consciousness and Cognition. 18, 434-437.

Michael, J. & DeBruin, L. (2015). How direct is social perception? Consciousness and Cognition. 36, 373-375.

Michael, J., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2015). The sense of commitment: a minimal approachFrontiers in psychology6.

Michael, J. (2015) Putting unicepts to work: A teleosemantic perspective on the infant mindreading puzzle, Synthese, DOI: 10.1007/s11229-015-0850-x

Christensen, W. & Michael, J. (2015) From two systems to a multi-systems architecture for mindreading. New Ideas in Psychology, doi:10.1016/j.newideapsych.2015.01.003

Steglich‐Petersen, A., & Michael, J. (2015). Why Desire Reasoning is Developmentally Prior to Belief Reasoning Mind & Language 30.5: 526-549


Michael, J. (2014). Towards a consensus about the role of empathy in interpersonal understandingTopoi Vol. 33 (1): 157-172. 

Michael, J. &  Fardo, F. (2014). What (if anything) is shared in pain empathy? A critical discussion of De Vignemont and Jacob’s (2012) theory of the neural substrate of pain empathy. Philosophy of Science 81 (January 2014): 154-160.

Michael, J., Sandberg, K., Skewes. J., Wolf, T., Blicher, J., Overgaard, M. & Frith, C. (2014). Continuous theta burst demonstrates a causal role of premotor homunculus in action interpretationPsychological Science 25: 963-972.

Michael, J., Christensen, W. & Overgaard, S. (2014). Mindreading as social expertise, Synthese191:817–840. DOI: 10.1007/s11229-013-0295-z

Michael, J.  and Pacherie, E. (2014) On Commitments and other uncertainty reduction tools in joint action, Journal of Social Ontology1(1), 89-120.

Michael, J., Sandberg, K., Skewes, J., Wolf, T., Blicher, J., Overgaard, M., & Frith, C. (2014) Unconvincing statistical and functional inferences: Reply to Catmur, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8, nr: 00887. DOI=10.3389/fnhum.2014.00887

Skewes, J., Skewes, L., Michael, J., Konvalinka, I. (2014). Synchronised and complementary coordination mechanisms in an asymmetric joint aiming task, Experimental Brain Research, DOI: 10.1007/s00221-014-4135-2

Michael, J. and Wolf, T. (2014) Why apply a hierarchical predictive processing framework to musical perception and performance? Empirical Musicology Review, Vol. 9 (3-4).

Salice, A., & Michael, J. A. (2014). (How) Can Robots Make Commitments?. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications.


Michael, J. & Macleod, M. (2013). Applying the causal theory of reference to intentional conceptsPhilosophy of Science 80 (2): 212-230.

Overgaard, S. & Michael, J. (2013). The interaction theory of social cognition - a critique. Philosophical Psychology DOI: 10.1080/09515089.2013.827109.


Krueger, J. & Michael, J. (2012). Gestural coupling and social cognition: Moebius Syndrome as a case study, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6:81. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00081.

Michael, J. & Overgaard, S. (2012) Interaction and social cognition: A comment on Auvray et al.’s perceptual crossing paradigm, New Ideas in Psychology (30): 296–299.

Michael, J. (2012). Mirror systems and simulation: a neo-empiricist interpretation, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences: Volume 11 (4): 565-582


Michael, J. (2011). Interaction and Mindreading, Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2(3): 559-578.

Michael, J. (2011). Shared Emotions and Joint Action, Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2(2) 2011: 355-373.

Michael, J. (2011). Four Models of the Functional Contribution of the Mirror Neuron System Philosophical Explorations 14 (2) 2011: 185-194.