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.
After that I was a visiting research fellow at the Research and Training Group 'Situated Cognition' at the Ruhr University Bochum and then a visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Philosophy II at the same university, where I worked on a project on embodied 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.