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Department of Psychology 

Dr. Marek McGann

B.A., M.Litt, M.A., D.Phil.

Room G62

Tel: 00 353 (0)61 204326

Email: marek.mcgann@mic.ul.ie


Marek McGann received his B.A. and M.Litt. in Psychology at University College Dublin, before also completing his M.A. in Cognitive Science there. He completed his D.Phil in Cognitive Science at the University of Sussex. During his M.A. studies Marek began lecturing in the Department of Psychology at DBS School of Arts in Dublin, where he also spent a year as acting Head of Department, until joining Mary Immaculate College in October 2005.  

Research Interests 

Marek McGann works principally within the enactive, cultural, and dynamic approaches to understanding cognition and the mind. His main interests lie in understanding the creation or emergence of meaning in the activity of motivated agents. His experimental research is largely within the domains of mental control, consciousness, perception and the interaction between cognition and technology. 

Professional Memberships

Psychological Society of Ireland
European Society for Cognitive Psychology
Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
European Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Selected Publications

McGann, M., De Jaegher, H., & Di Paolo, E. (2013). Enaction and psychology. Review of General Psychology, 17(2), 203–209.

Speelman, C. P., & McGann, M. (2013). How mean is the mean? Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement, 4, 451. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00451

McGann, M. (2010). Perceptual Modalities:Modes of Presentation or Modes of Interaction? Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17, 72-94.

McGann, M. & De Jaegher, H. (2009). Self-other contingencies: Enacting social perception. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 8(4), 417-437.

McGann, M. (2007). Enactive theorists do it on purpose. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 6(4), 463-483.

McGann, M. & Torrance, S. (2005). Doing it and meaning it (and the relationship between the two). In R. Ellis & N. Newton (eds.) Consciousness & Emotion: Agency, conscious choice and selective perception. New York: John Benjamins.




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