I work in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science and philosophical psychology. My main areas of interests include the embodied approach to cognition and emotions, enactivism, and ecological psychology. 

 

I studied philosophy at the State University of Milan and at the Paris-Sorbonne University. I did my PhD at the University of Bologna, with a research stay at the University of Memphis. I defended my dissertation on the topic of mental representations in the embodied approach to cognitive science in 2018.

 

From 2018 to 2020 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bologna, where I did research on the affective components of affordance perception and the role of material objects in emotion-regulation. 

 

In 2021 I held research fellowships at the Ruhr University Bochum in the Research and Training Group 'Situated Cognition' and at the Institute for Philosophy II through the Chair for Language and Cognition. There I worked on the cognitive and affective aspects of embodied episodic memory and collaborated with members of the research unit FOR 2812 'Constructing scenarios of the past: A new framework in episodic memory".

At present I am investigating several aspects of forgetting: how it works, what it does in our cognitive and affective lives, and its relationship to perception, future-oriented self-projection and counterfactual thinking. I'm also working on absences in memory and perception and the variety of affective experiences afforded by present and absent objects. 

I normally use the pronouns she/her but they/them are also OK.