Writing

Publications

Writing is an odd business.  As an academic, your name ends up associated with lots of work you have little responsibility for.  Conversely, much of what one writes is transient, unnoticed, like calligraphic characters painted in water on the pavement.  My “scientific” persona cares deeply about some topics below more than others.  My “philosophic” persona has different concerns.  Those I care deeply about, that I consider my ouvre, are signalled by the use of bold font. Lately, I have been in some doubt about who I am writing for and why, which itself is giving rise to a new kind of text, written for the hell of it, and not subjected to peer review.

For what it is worth, as of 2017 I will no longer write articles or chapters for publishers who will not allow me to freely distribute my own work.

Unreviewed writing

Cummins, F. (ongoing)
The Gateless Gate
My current writing is exploratory. It is concerned with knowledge and authority. It introduces a discursive framework, the P-H framework, that contrasts “objective” knowledge with the more careful negotiation of common ground among discussants.
Cummins, F. (2016)
Genitum, Non Factum: Thoughts on a Biological Turing Test
In which I ask how we can distinguish between an organism and an artefact, such as a robot. The discussion is leisurely, as the question is rich.
Anthony Chemero and I did a joint interview for the journal Perspectives:
Interviews. Perspectives (2016), 6(1), pp. 4-12. Retrieved 10 Mar. 2017, from doi:10.1515/pipjp-2016-0002

I wrote a blog post which adds a “brain in the ass” thought experiment to complement the hoary old “brain in a vat” idea.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Cummins, F. (2017)
Subjects and sense-making
In Grieser, A. K. and Johnson, J. (eds), Aesthetics of Religion: A Connective Concept, De Gruyter
[pre-final version]
Cummins, F. and Byrne, J. (2016)
Zero mean lag communication over networks: A route to co-presence?
In Proceedings from the 3rd European Symposium on Multimodal Communication, Chapter 4. Linkoping University Electronic Press.
[Available online ]
Jasmin, K. M., McGettigan, C., Agnew, Z. K., Lavan, N., Josephs, O., Cummins, F., and Scott, S. K. (2016)
Cohesion and joint speech: Right hemisphere contributions to synchronized vocal production.
The Journal of Neuroscience, 36(17):4669–4680.
[Available online]
Cummins, F. and Jesus, Paulo, D. (2016)
The loneliness of the enactive cell: Towards a bio-enactive framework.
Adaptive Behavior DOI: 10.1177/1059712316644965
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2016).
Enaction, and its relation to science in an objective key.
Constructivist Foundations, 11(2):245–246.
[Available online]
Cummins, F. (2015)
Rhythm and speech
In Redford, M. A., editor, The Handbook of Speech Production, Chapter 8, Wiley.
[pre-final pdf]
Schiavo, A. and Cummins, F. (2015)
An inter(en)active approach to musical agency and learning. In Timmers, R., Dibben, N., Eitan, Z., Granot, R., Metcalfe, T., Schiavo, A., and Williamson, V., editors, Proceedings of the International Conference on the Multimodal Experience of Music 2015, Sheffield. HRI Online Publications.
Available online
Smith, R., Rathcke, T., Cummins, F., Overy, K., and Scott, S. (2014)
Communicative rhythms in brain and behaviour. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369(1658).
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2014)
Agency is distinct from autonomy
Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 5(2):98-112.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2014)
Voice, (inter-)subjectivity, and real-time recurrent interaction
Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science, 5(760) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00760
Available Online
Cummins, F. (2014)
The remarkable unremarkableness of joint speech
in Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production, pages 73–77, Cologne, DE.
[pdf]
Cummins, F., Lowit, A., and van Brenk, F. (2014).
The quantitative assessment of inter-utterance stability: Application to dysarthria.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 59:81–89.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. and Varga, J. (2014)
Explorations in the prosodic characteristics of synchronous speech,
with specific reference to the roles of words and stresses
In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Speech
Prosody
, pages 183-186, Dublin, Ireland.
[pdf]
Raposo de Medeiros, B. and Cummins, F. (2014)
Speech and song synchronization: A comparative study
In Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Speech
Prosody
, pages 748-751, Dublin, Ireland.
[pdf]
Cummins, F., Li, C., and Wang, B. (2013).
Coupling among speakers during synchronous speaking in English and Mandarin.
Journal of Phonetics. 41(6):432–441.
[Pre-final draft pdf]
Cummins, F. (2013)
Towards an enactive account of action: Speaking and joint speaking as exemplary domains.
Adaptive Behavior, 13(3):178-186
Preprint (pdf)
Cummins, F. (2013). Joint speech: The missing link between speech and music?
Percepta: Journal of Musical Cognition. V1(1), pp. 17-32
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2013) Social cognition is not a special case, and the dark matter is more extensive than recognized.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(4).
Comment on original article by Schilbach et al., Toward a second-person neuroscience.
Mc Gann, M. and Cummins, F. (2013). No mental; health.
In Proc. AISB 2013, Volume S09, pages 1–5.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2012)
Oscillators and syllables: a cautionary note
Frontiers in Psychology 3:364. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00364
[open access journal]
Cummins, F. (2012)
Looking for rhythm in speech
Empirical Musicology Review vol. 7(1-2)
[doc]
Oertel, C., Cummins, F., Edlund, J., Wagner, P., and Campbell, N. (2012)
D64: A Corpus of Richly Recorded Conversational Interaction
Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces 7(1-2):28-35.
Doi: 10.1007/s12193-012-0108-6
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2012)
Periodic and aperiodic synchronization in skilled action.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience: 5:170; doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00170
[open access journal]
Ashby, S., Cummins, F., Barbosa, Silvia and Campaniço, Neuza (2012)
Nasal Heads or Nasal Tails? A Pan Lusophone Survey of Preconsonantal Murmur
In Proc. ICPhS 2012, pp 256-259.[pdf]
Vatakis, A., Esposito, A., Giagkou, M., Cummins, F., and Papadelis, G., editors (2011).
Multidisciplinary Aspects of Time and Time Perception: Proceedings of the COST TD0904 International Workshop, Volume 6789 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer.
Cummins, F. (2011)
Gaze and Blinking in Dyadic Conversation: A Study in Coordinated Behavior Among Individuals
Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(10, pp. 1525-1541, DOI: 10.1080/01690965.2011.615220
[Abstract][preprint pdf]
Simko, J., Cummins, F., and Benus, S. (2011).
Investigating the stability of intergestural timing relations.
In Proc. INTERSPEECH 2011, Firenze, IT.
[pdf]
Simko, J., Cummins, F., and Benus, S. (2011).
An analysis of the relative timing of coarticulated gestures within VCV sequences.
Proc. ICPhS XVII, pp. 1850-1853; Hong Kong.
[pdf]
Simko, J. and Cummins, F. (2011).
Sequencing and optimization within an embodied task dynamic model.
Cognitive Science, 35(3):527-562.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2010)
Blinking in face to face communication
In Proceedings of 21st National Conference on Artificial
Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS)
, pages 74–83. NUI Galway, Galway,
IE.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2010).
Coordination, not control, is central to movement.
In Esposito, A., Esposito, A. M., Martone, R., Müller, V. C., and Scarpetta, G. editors, Towards Autonomous, Adaptive, and Context-Aware Multimodal Interfaces: Theoretical and Practical Issues, volume 6456 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 252-264, Springer.
[pdf]
Leonard, T. and Cummins, F. (2010).
The temporal relation between beat gestures and speech.
Language and Cognitive Processes. v. 26(10), 1457-1471.
[pdf]
Oertel, C., Cummins, F., Campbell, N., Edlund, J., and Wagner, P. (2010).
D64: A corpus of richly recorded conversational interaction.
In Kipp, M., Martin, J.-C., Paggio, P., and Heylen, D., editors, Proceedings of LREC 2010 Workshop on Multimodal Corpora: Advances in Capturing, Coding and Analyzing Multimodality, pages 27–30, Valetta, Malta.
[pdf]
Simko, J. and Cummins, F. (2010).
Embodied task dynamics.
Psychological Review. 117(4):1229-1246.
[pdf]
Simko, J. and Cummins, F. (2010).
Sequencing embodied gestures in speech.
In Gray, J. and Nefti-Meziani, S., editors, Advances in Cognitive Systems, pages 301–332. IET.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. and Simko, J. (2009).
Notes on phase and coordination, and their application to rhythm and timing in speech.
Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan, 13(3). pp. 7–18
[pdf]
Grimaldi, M. and Cummins, F. (2009).
Speech style and speaker recognition: a case study.
In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2009, Brighton, U.K.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2009).
Phase and coordination in speech production
In Proceedings of the 20th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 13-22
[pdf]
Simko, J. and Cummins, F. (2009).
Sequencing of articulatory gestures using cost optimization.
In Proceedings of INTERSPEECH 2009, Brighton, U.K.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2009).
Deep affordance: seeing the self in the world.
In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for
Philosophy and Psychology
, Bloomington, IN.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2009).
Phenomenal worlds and nervous system activity.
In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science
Society
, Amsterdam
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2009).
Rhythm as an affordance for the entrainment of movement.
Phonetica, 66(1–2):15–28
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2009).
Rhythm as entrainment: The case of synchronous speech.
Journal of Phonetics. 37(1):16-28
[pdf]
Phelan, C., Bleakley, C., and Cummins, F. (2009).
Adapting and parameterising auditory icons for use in a synthetic musical instrument.
In IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), Dublin, Ireland.
Jackson, S., Cummins, F., and Brady, N. (2008).
Rapid perceptual switching of a reversible biological figure.
PLoS ONE, 3(12).
Article is online
Cummins, F. (2008).
Auditory event structure and speech.
In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Speech
Prosody
, pages 631-634., Campinas, Brazil.
[pdf]
Grimaldi, M. and Cummins, F. (2008).
Speaker Identification Using Instantaneous Frequencies.
IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, 16(6):1097-1111.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2007).
Speech synchronization: Investigating the links between perception and action in speech production.
In Proceedings of ICPhS 2007, Saarbruecken, DE.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2007).
The quantitative estimation of asynchrony among concurrent speakers.
Technical Report UCD-CSI-2007-2, School of Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin.
[pdf]
Horgan, P. and Cummins, F. (2006).
Modeling dopamine activity by reinforcement learning methods: implications from two recent models.
Artificial Intelligence Review 26(1):49-62.
[pdf]
Horgan, P. and Cummins, F. (2006).
Modeling dopamine activity by reinforcement learning methods: implications from two recent models.
In Proc. of the 17th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS06), pages 192-201, Belfast.
Jackson, S., Brady, N., Cummins, F., and Monaghan, K. (2006).
Interaction effects in simultaneous motor control and movement
perception tasks.
Artificial Intelligence Review, 26(1):141-154.
[pdf]
Jackson, S., Brady, N., Cummins, F., and Monaghan, K. (2006).
Interaction effects in simultaneous motor control and movement perception tasks.
In Proceedings of the 17th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science (AICS06), pages 72-81, Belfast.
[pdf]
Jackson, S., Brady, N., Cummins, F., and Monaghan, K. (2006).
Action understanding: An investigation into the simultaneous perception and performance of human movement.
Paper presented at 7th Annual Meeting of the International Multisensory Research Forum, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Cummins, F., Grimaldi, M., Leonard, T., and Simko, J. (2006).
The CHAINS corpus: CHAracterizing INdividual Speakers.
In Proc of SPECOM’06, pages 431–435, St Petersburg, RU.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2006).
Measuring synchronization among speakers reading together.
In Proc. ISCA Workshop on Experimental Linguistics, pages
105–108, Athens, GR.
[pdf]
Cummins, F., Doherty, C., and Dilley, L. (2006).
Phrase-final pitch discrimination in English.
Proc. 3rd Intl. Conf. on Speech Prosody,
Dresden, Germany, OS3-1-7
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2006).
Probing the dynamics of speech production.
In Sudhoff, S., Lenertova, D., Meyer, R., Pappert, S., Augurzky, P.,
Mleinek, I., Richter, N., and Schliesser, J., editors, Methods in Empirical Prosody Research, Language, Context, and Cognition. Mouton de Gruyter. pp 211-228.
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2005).
The conductor model of online speech modulation.
Proceedings of the 16th Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, pages 51-60, Portstuart, Northern Ireland
[pdf]
Cummins, F. (2005).
Interval timing in spoken lists of words.
Music Perception, 22(3):497-508.
[pdf]
Prys, D., Williams, B., Hicks, B., Jones, D., Ní Chasaide, A., Gobl, C., Berndsen, J., Cummins, F., Ní Chiosain, M., McKenna, J., Scaife, R., and Uí Dhonnchadha, E.
(2004).
WISPR: Speech Processing Resources for Welsh and Irish.
In Pre-conference workshop on ”First Steps for Language Documentation of Minority Languages”, 4th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Lisbon, Portugal.
Cummins, F., Doherty, C., and Dilly, L. (2004).
Discrimination of pitch change in speech- and non-speech stimuli.
In Proceedings of the 15th Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, pages 29-38, Castlebar, Ireland.
[pdf]
Cummins, Fred and Bravo, M. E. (2004).
Melody and serial recall.
In Proceedings of the 15th Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference, pages 209-215, Castlebar, Ireland.
[pdf]
Panttaja, E., Reitter, D., and Cummins, F. (2004).
The evaluation of adaptable multimodal system outputs.
In Proceedings of the Workshop on Robust and Adaptive Information Processing for Mobile Speech Interfaces, COLING 2004
[pdf]
Bennett, M. and Cummins, F. (2004).
ORRIL: A Simple Building Blocks Approach to Zoomable User Interfaces
In IV 2004 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Visualization. pp. 639-644.
pdf preprint
Cummins, F. (2004).
Synchronization among speakers reduces macroscopic temporal variability.
26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 304-309.
pdf
Reitter, D., Panttaja, E. M., and Cummins, F. (2004).
UI on the fly: Generating a multimodal user interface.
In Proc. HLT/NAACL 2004. pp 45-48.
pdf
Brucker-Cohen, J., Bennett, M., Agamanolis, S., Cummins, F., and Doyle, L. (2004).
Bumplist: developing beneficial email list structures.
In Proc. CHI 2004, Vienna, Austria.
Cummins, F. (2003).
Rhythmic grouping in word lists: competing roles of syllables, words and stress feet
In Proceedings of 15th ICPhS 2003, Barcelona. pp. 325-328.
preprint (pdf)
Cummins, F. (2003).
Practice and performance in speech produced synchronously.
Journal of Phonetics, 31(2):139-148.
preprint (pdf)
Cummins, F. (2003)
Entraining speech with speech and metronomes.
Cadernos de Estudos Linguisticos, 43:55–70.
Zvonik, E. and Cummins, F. (2003).
The effect of surrounding phrase lengths on pause duration.
In Proceedings of EUROSPEECH, pages 777-780, Geneva, CH.
pdf
Olinsky, C. and Cummins, F. (2002).
Iterative English accent adaptation in a speech synthesis system.
In Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis, Santa Monica, CA.
preprint (pdf)
Zvonik, E. and Cummins, F. (2002).
Pause duration and variability in read texts.
In Proc. ICSLP, pages 1109-1112, Denver, CO.
pdf
Cummins, F. (2002).
Classifying languages based on speech rhythm.
In Proceedings of AICS 2002, University of Limerick.
Cummins, F. (2002).
Speech Rhythm and Rhythmic Taxonomy
Proceedings of Prosody 2002, pages 121–126, Aix en Provence.
pdf
Cummins, F. (2002).
On synchronous speech.
Acoustic Research Letters Online 3(1), 7–11
pdf
Cummins, Fred and Roy, Deb (2001).
Using Synchronous Speech to minimize variability in pause placement
In Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, volume 23 (3), pages 201-206, Stratford-upon-Avon.
PDF (25k)
Bohan, A., Creedon, E., Carson-Berndsen, J., and Cummins, F. (2001).
Application of a computational model of phonology to speech synthesis.
Proceedings of AICS, Maynooth, Ireland.
Cummins, F. (2000).
Prosodic characteristics of synchronous speech
in Puppel, S. and Demenko, G., editors, Prosody 2000: Speech Recognition and Synthesis, pages 45–49, Krakow, Poland. Adam Mickiewicz University.
pdf
Gers, F. A., Schmidhuber, J., and Cummins, F. (2000)
Learning to forget: Continual prediction with LSTM.
Neural Computation 12 (10):2451–2471.
pdf
Gers, F. A., Schmidhuber, J., and Cummins, F. (1999)
Continual prediction using LSTM with forget gates.
In Marinaro, M. and Tagliaferri, R., editors, Neural Nets, WIRN Vietri-99, Proceedings 11th Workshop on Neural Nets, pages 133-138, Vietri sul Mare, Italy. Springer Verlag.
Cummins, F., Gers, F., and Schmidhuber, J. (1999).
Language identification from prosody without explicit features
Proc. EUROSPEECH 99, 1, 371-374
gzipped pdf
Gers, F. A., Schmidhuber, J., and Cummins, F. (1999).
Learning to forget: Continual prediction with LSTM.
In Proc. ICANN’99, Int. Conf. on Artificial Neural Networks, volume 2, pages 850–855, Edinburgh, Scotland. IEE, London.
Cummins, F. (1999).
Some lengthening factors in English speech combine additively at most rates. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 105 (1) 476-480
Abstract pdf
Port, R., Tajima, K., and Cummins, F. (1999).
Speech and rhythmic behavior. In Savelsburgh, G. J. P., van der Maas, H., and van Geert, P. C. L., editors, The Non-linear Analysis of Developmental Processes. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
View in PDF form.
Cummins, F. (1999).
Synergetic organization in speech rhythm.
In Tschacher, W. and Dauwalder, J.-P., editors, Dynamics, Synergetics, Autonomous Agents, pages 256-267. World Scientific.
pdf
Cummins, F. and Port, R. F. (1998).
Rhythmic constraints on stress timing in English. Journal of Phonetics, 26(2):145-171.
pdf
Abstract
Cummins, F. (1997)
Rhythmic coordination in English speech: An experimental study
Ph.D. Thesis, also Technical Report #198 of the Indiana University Cognitive Science Program
Cummins, F. and Port, R. F. (1996).
Rhythmic constraints on English stress timing. In Bunell, H. T. and Idsardi, W., editors, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, pages 2036-2039. Alfred duPont Institute, Wilmington, Delaware.
Cummins, F. and Port, R. F. (1996).
Rhythmic commonalities between hand gestures and speech. In Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pages 415–419. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Port, R., Cummins, F., and Gasser, M. (1996).
A dynamic approach to rhythm in language: Toward a temporal phonology. In Luka, B. and Need, B., editors, Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistics Society, pages 375–397. Department of Linguistics, University of Chicago.
Port, R.F., Tajima, K., and Cummins, F. (1996)
Self-Entrainment in Animal Behavior and Human Speech. Online Proceedings of the 1996 Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference.
This only exists in HTML form!
Port, R. F., Cummins, F., and McAuley, J. D. (1995).
Naive time, temporal patterns and human audition. In Port, R. F. and van Gelder, T., editors, Mind as Motion, pages 339-437. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
Cummins, F. (1993).
Representation of temporal patterns in recurrent neural networks. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pages 377-382.
Cummins, F. and Port, R. (1993).
On the treatment of time in recurrent neural networks. In Mozer, M. C., Smolensky, P., Touretzky, D. S., and Weigend, A. S., editors, Proceedings of the 1993 Connectionist Models Summer School, pages 211-218, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJ.
Port, R. and Cummins, F. (1992).
The English voicing contrast as velocity perturbation. In Ohala, J., Nearey, T., Derwing, B., Hodge, M., and Wiebe, G., editors, Proceedings of the 1992 International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, pages 1311-1314. University of Alberta. [pdf]

Published Abstracts

Jackson, S., Cummins, F., and Brady, N. (2007).
Rotating walker: Multistable perception of an ambiguous biological
figure.
Perception, 36(ECVP Abstract Supplement).
Wang, B. and Cummins, F. (2003).
Intonation Contours in Synchronous Speech.
Abstract of poster presented at ASA, Austin, 2003.
Ashby, S. and Cummins, F. (2003).
Acoustic characteristics of listener-constrained speech.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, page 2296.
Abstract of poster presented at ASA, Nashville, 2003.
Cummins, F. (2002).
Rhythmic organization of read word lists.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 112(5:2):2443.
Abstract of poster presented at ASA, Cancun, Dec. 2002
Ashby, S., Cummins, F., and Roy, D. (2002).
The ads-to-ids continuum: Developing an index for the study of infant directed speech prosody.
In Proceedings of ISCA Workshop on Temporal Integration in the Perception of Speech (TIPS), Aix-en-Provence.
Cummins, F. (2001).
Reducing expressive variation in speech with synchronous speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 109(5:2):2416-2417.
Cummins, F. (1998).
Limit cycle dynamics in prosody. In Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics (ICA) and the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).
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Cummins, F. (1995).
Identification of rhythmic forms of speech production. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 98(5):2894.
Cummins, F. (1995).
Dynamic information for vowel identity is formant based, while steady-state information is based on spectral shape. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 98(5):2966.
Cummins, F. (1994).
A novel architecture for the recognition of periodic signals. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 96(5):3257.