The new forms of embodiment between philosophy and cognitive neurosciences


The term “embodiment” is normally used as a generic label to indicate a series of new approaches in the studies of mind. Focusing on the common grounds of these approaches, we will analyse the core meaning of “embodiment”, highlighting its intrinsic interdisciplinary attitude. More specifically, we will focus on its connection with the evolutionary perspective as well as the cognitive and relational neurosciences. We will therefore underline the highly heuristic value of embodiment as a neuro-biologically grounded epistemological paradigm for the study of the mind.