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Mog Stapleton

I am just finishing my PhD at the University of Edinburgh working with Andy Clark. My thesis is on the role of the body in affect and cognition. I argue that cognition is not just embodied in virtue of its morphlogical and sensorimotor features, but that it is ‘properly embodied’ in that it is partially constituted by affect, which in turn is grounded in the internal body. More generally, I am interested in a multidisciplinary approach to cognition which incorporates both the neurobiology and the emotional and social aspects of cognitive creatures.

Discussion Topic: What are the essential conditions for something to be part of one's body?

Occupation: PhD student
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