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Emotion, Memory & the Mind - Giovanna Colombetti

Emotion, Memory & the Mind - Giovanna Colombetti

Update: 2016-07-071
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School of Advanced Study

Emotion, Memory & the Mind

Body Memory and Affectivity

Giovanna Colombetti
(Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Exeter)

In the tradition of phenomenology, philosophers like Bergson and Merleau-Ponty talked about the capacity of our bodies to remember—a phenomenon called body memory in English. I will first illustrate this phenomenon with some examples, and explain its connection to the further phenomenological notions of ‘body schema’, ‘sedimentation’, ‘habit’ and ‘incorporation’. I will then examine how these constructs apply to emotions and other affective states, introducing the notion of affective style to capture the fact that many of our affective interactions with the world (with people as well as objects) can be regarded as forms of body memory.

The Human Mind Project in collaboration with University of Sussex Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science
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Emotion, Memory & the Mind - Giovanna Colombetti

Emotion, Memory & the Mind - Giovanna Colombetti

School of Advanced Study, University of London