Nicolas Bullot

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Nicolas Bullot is a Lecturer in Philosophy and Co-Chair of the ARTlab at the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society. His academic work engages with philosophy of science, aesthetics, and social philosophy. His research aims to integrate explanations developed in cognitive science with contextualist models proposed in philosophy and the historical social sciences. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from the EHESS in Paris and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He has edited three volumes and published more than 30 peer-reviewed publications on the science of art, person identification, and social cognition.

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Research Output 2006 2018

  • 15 Article
  • 4 Conference Paper published in Proceedings
  • 3 Chapter
  • 2 Editorial

Group singing enhances positive affect in people with Parkinson’s Disease

Baird, A., Abell, R., Thompson, W. B. F., Bullot, N., Haertsch, M. & Chalmers, K., 2018, In : Music and Medicine. 10, 1, p. 13-17 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Parkinson Disease
Appointments and Schedules

Art and Science: A Philosophical Sketch of Their Historical Complexity and Codependence

Bullot, N. J., Seeley, W. P. & Davies, S., 1 Sep 2017, In : Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 75, 4, p. 453-463 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Art and Science
Cognitive Science
Artistic Practice
Historical Analysis

Artistic misunderstandings: the emotional significance of historical learning in the arts

Bullot, N. & Reber, R., 29 Nov 2017, In : Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 40, 4 p., e354.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Agent tracking: a psycho-historical theory of the identification of living and social agents

Bullot, N. J., 26 May 2015, In : Biology and Philosophy. 30, 3, p. 359-382 24 p., 9447.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Social Identification
Cognitive Science
Biological Science Disciplines

Explaining person identification: An inquiry into the tracking of human agents

Bullot, N. J., Oct 2014, In : Topics in Cognitive Science. 6, 4, p. 567-584 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Face recognition
human being
Identification (control systems)
Forensic Anthropology


Painting the humorous kitschgrotesque of the dressed-up TER[mite moun]DS in tropical Australia

Author: Hance, I. W., Nov 2018

Supervisor: Zemits, B. (Supervisor), Blackwood, G. (Supervisor), Bullot, N. (Supervisor), Zemits, (Supervisor), Bullot, (Supervisor), Zemits, (Supervisor) & Bullot, (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU