Some References: The Embodied Mind

Main References - Updated on 27th May 2018

Costall, A., & Richards, A. (2013). Canonical affordances: The psychology of everyday things. In P. Graves-Brown, R. Harrison & A. Piccini (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of the contemporary world. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Di Paolo, E., Buhrmann, T., Barandiaran, X. (2017), Sensorimotor Life. An Enactive Proposal. Oxford University Press

Fuchs, T. (2018). Ecology of the Brain. Oxford University Press

Hutto, D. (2017). Evolving Enactivism. Basic Minds Meet Content. MIT Press

Hutto, D. (2005). Knowing what? Radical versus Conservative Enactivism, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 4: 389 - 405

Johnson, M. (2007). The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding. The University of Chicago Press

Morse, D. (2008). Pre-linguistic meaning. A Pragmatist Defense. Americana, E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, IV, 2

Nadal, M., Gálvez, A., & Gomila, A. (2013) A History for Neuroaesthetics. In M. Skov & J. O. Lauring (eds.): An Introduction to Neuroaesthetics. University of Chicago Press.

Overton, W. F. (2008). Embodiment from a Relational Perspective. In Willis Overton & Ulrich Mueller & Judith Newman (eds.), Developmental Perspectives on Embodiment and Consciousness, New York, London: LEA

Rudrauf, D. & Lutz, A. & Cosmelli, D. & Lachaux, J.P. & Le Van Quyen, M. (2003). From autopoiesis to neurophenomenology: Francisco Varela’s exploration of the biophysics of being, Biol Res 36: 21-59

Scarinzi, A. (2012), Grounding Aesthetic Preference in the Bodily Conditions of Meaning Constitution. Towards an Enactive Approach, The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 43, 83 - 103

Schiavio, Andrea (2014) Music in (en)action. Sense-making and neurophenomenology of musical experience. PhD thesis, University of Sheffield (

Steiner, P. (2014). Enacting anti-representationalism. The scope and the limits of enactive critiques of representationalism,AVANT, 2, 2014, 43 - 86

Thill S, Caligiore D, Borghi AM, Ziemke T & Baldassarre G (2013). Theories and computational models of affordance and mirror systems: an integrative review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 37(3), 491-521. DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2013.01.012

This is open-access available at:

Varela, F. & Thompson, E. & Rosch, E. (1991). The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience. Cambridge, MASS: MIT Press,Thompson,Rosch_91.html

How enactive is...? PDF available

How_Enactive is the Dynamic Sensorimotor Account of Raw Feel.pdf