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Professor Giovanna Colombetti



The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 2014.

(co-edited with Evan Thompson) Emotion Experience, Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (8-10), 2005.

Journal articles

Emotions as dynamical systems, Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 29, no. 1, 2017, 195-220


with Kuppens P, Valence, arousal, and their relation: clarifying come conceptual confusions, in Routledge Handbook of Emotion Theory, Routledge, 2018

with Harrison NA, From physiology to experience: enriching existing conceptions of arousal in affective science, in De Preester H, Tsakiris M (eds) The Interoceptive Basis of the Mind, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018

with Rappert B, Coopmans, Meditations on silence: The (non-)conveying of the experiential in scientific accounts of Buddhist meditation, in Mellor F, Webster S (eds) Silences of Science. Gaps and Pauses in the Communication of Science, Oxon: Routledge, 2017, 193-217

Enacting affectivity, in De Bruin L, Newen A, Gallagher S (eds) The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition, Oxford University Press, 2016

Affective Incorporation, in Simmons JA, Hackett JE (eds) Phenomenology for the Twenty-First Century, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 231-248

Was Sprache mit Gefuhlen macht, in Räuchle V, Römer M (eds) Gefühle Sprechen: Emotionen an den Anfängen und Grenzen der Sprache, Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2014, 43-66

with Stephan A, Affektwissenschaft (affective science), in Stephan A, Walter S (eds) Handbuch Kognitionswissenschaft, Stuttgart/Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2013, 501-510

Psychopathology and the enactive mind, in Fulford KWM, Davies M, Graham G, Sadler JZ, Stanghellini G, Gipps RGT, Thornton T (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 1083-1102

Enaction, sense-making and emotion, in Stewart J, Gapenne O, Paolo ED (eds) Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science., Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2010, 145-164

with Thompson E, The feeling body: towards an enactive approach to emotion., in Overton WF, Muller U, Newman JL (eds) Developmental Perspectives on Embodiment and Consciousness, New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Ass., 2008, 45-68


with Rappert B, Coopmans K, What is absent from contemplative neuroscience? Rethinking limits within the study of consciousness, experience, and meditation, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 24, no. 5-6, 2017, 199-255

The embodied and situated nature of moods, Philosophia, 2017

Emozioni come sistemi dinamici, Sistemi Intelligenti: rivista quadrimestrale di scienze cognitive e di intelligenza artificiale, vol. XXIX, no. 1, 2017, 1-26

with Roberts T, Extending the Extended Mind: The Case for Extended Affectivity, Philosophical Studies: an international journal for philosophy in the analytic tradition, vol. 172, no. 5, 2015, 1243-1263

with Krueger J, Scaffoldings of the affective mind, Philosophical Psychology, vol. 28, no. 8, 2015, 1157-1176

Enactive affectivity, extended, Topoi: an International Review of Philosophy, vol. 36, 2015, 445-455

Some Ideas for the Integration of Neurophenomenology and Affective Neuroscience, Constructivist Foundations, vol. 8, no. 3, 2013, 288-297

with Ratcliffe M, Bodily feeling in depersonalisation: a phenomenological account, Emotion Review, vol. 4, no. 2, 2012, 145-150

Varieties of pre-reflective self-awareness: foreground and background bodily feelings in emotion experience, Inquiry, vol. 54, no. 3, 2011, 293-313

Reply to Barrett, Gendron and Huang, Philosophical Psychology, vol. 22, no. 4, 2009, 439-442

From affect programs to dynamical discrete emotions, Philosophical Psychology, vol. 22, no. 4, 2009, 407-425

What language does to feelings, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 16, no. 9, 2009, 4-26

with S Torrance, Emotion and ethics: an inter-(en)active approach, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, vol. 8, no. 4, 2009, 505-526

The Somatic Marker Hypotheses, and What the Iowa Gambling Task Does and Does not Show, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, vol. 59, no. 1, 2008, 51-71

ll corpo ed il vissuto affettivo: verso un approccio enattivo allo studio delle emozioni., Rivista di Estetica, vol. 37, 2008, 77-96

Enactive appraisal, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, vol. 6, 2007, 527-546

with Thompson E, Enacting emotional interpretations with feeling, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 28, no. 02, 2005

Appraising valence, JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES, vol. 12, no. 8-10, 2005, 103-126

Complexity as a new framework for emotion theory, Philosophy of Science and Logic, vol. 1, 2003


World in a bag. Review of Jean-Claude Kaufmann's 'Le Sac: Un petit monde d'amour', The Berlin Reveiw of Books, 2015

with Trigg D, Ravn S, Review of Body Memory, Memory Studies, vol. 3, no. 7, 2014, 393-400

Review of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion, Journal of Consciousness Studies, vol. 17, no. 5-6, 2010, 232-238

Rapid communications

Why call bodily sense making languaging?, Frontiers in Psychology, no. 5, 2014