Photography of Michael L. Anderson

Michael L. Anderson

Michael L. Anderson is currently associate professor of psychology at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and visiting associate professor at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. His research centers on the foundations of intentionality, the role of behavior and the role of the brain's motor-control areas in supporting higher-order cognitive functions, the role of circuit re-use in the evolution and functional architecture of the brain, and the role of self-monitoring and self-control in maintaining robust real-world agency.

PPP Contributions

Michael L. Anderson also contributed to Open MIND:


  • Anderson, M. L. (2010). Neural reuse: A fundamental organizational principle of the brain. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(4), 245-266.

  • Anderson, M. L. (2007). Evolution of cognitive function via redeployment of brain areas. The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry, 13(1), 13-21.

  • Anderson, M. L. (2007). The massive redeployment hypothesis and the functional topography of the brain. Philosophical Psychology, 20(2), 143-174.

  • Anderson, M. L. (2005). Logic, self-awareness and self-improvement: The metacognitive loop and the problem of brittleness. Journal of Logic and Computation, 15(1), 21-40.

  • Anderson, M. L. (2003). Embodied cognition: A field guide. Artificial Intelligence, 149(1), 91-130.