Leonardo Ferraro's research while affiliated with University of Toronto and other places

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We investigated whether synchrony at a physiological level (i.e., real-time correspondence of biological indices between two individuals) related to observed levels of dyadic attunement (i.e., levels of connectedness, joint attention, and reciprocity), and whether these measures could distinguish between mother-child dyads with and without clinical...
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Let us begin the study of wisdom by noting that it involves some kind of cognitive improvement that affords the living of a good life. When we use the term 'cognition' or 'cognitive', it should be broadly construed as the terms are used in cognitive science, meaning thinking, reasoning, memory, emotion and perception. There are factors such as good...
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In this paper we review arguments for the central nature of the problem of relevance, as well as arguing that relevance realization is the basis for general intelligence, supporting this position with recent findings in neurodynamics and neuroanatomy, as well as machine learning and graph theory.

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... Relevance realization (RR) is another emerging framework in cognitive science which takes a dynamical systems perspective to explain how the mind separates signal from noise (Vervaeke et al., 2012;Vervaeke & Ferraro, 2013). RR refers to a cognitive agent's ability to intelligently ignore irrelevant information and zero in on those aspects of the world that are relevant to their goals. ...
... Furthermore, Grossmann (2017) conceptualized that wisdom goes beyond the mere depth in knowledge and is built upon a solid foundation of ethical consideration that balances one's view on their extrapersonal and personal interests. In addition to that, Grossmann also supported Vervaeke and Ferraro's (2013) view of wisdom that an individual depends on his/her cognitive development to relate to different social problems and then demonstrate critical judgments on how to solve them properly. ...
... Range = 28-77), thus it is not clear whether the combined impact of NP, DBV, and temperament on externalizing behaviors would operate similarly among children with clinical diagnoses. It may be that when behavior problems are above a certain threshold, qualitatively different patterns of NP and DBV are present (Woltering et al., 2015). ...