Selected talks


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18/05/2021. “Affording affectivity: affective affordances between perception and memory”. Interdisciplinary Reading Club: Recent Debates on Animal Cognition & Child Development – RTG Situated Cognition, Ruhr University Bochum & Osnabrück University. (Invited)


15/03/2021.“Do you see just the mug handle? Let’s take a look at affective affordances too!” (withClaudia Scorolli). 8th MindBrainBody Symposium, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.


3/12/2020. “Untangling forgetting. An enactive proposal”. Bochum-Grenoble Memory Virtual Colloquium, Ruhr University of Bochum and University of Grenoble Alpes.

26/11/2020.“Ricordare la dimenticanza. Una proposta enattivista”. Annual Conference of Pragma Association.


16/06/2020. “The philosophy of forgetting. An enactive approach”. Internal Seminar, Centre for Philosophy of Memory, University of Grenoble Alpes. 

(Postponed due to the COVID pandemic). “Creativity, memory, and emotion-regulation. An enactive approach”. Creativity and Improvisation in Thought, Practice, and Mind, University of Nebraska Omaha (NE).


(Postponed due to the COVID pandemic). “Representation-hunger. A pragmatist conceptual analysis”. Cognitive Science meets the Humanities, Italian Association of Cognitive Science (AISC) Midterm Conference, University of Parma.

1/07/2019. “Enactive-distributed forgetting. An exploration into cognitive and affective aspects of memory loss”. Issues in Philosophy of Memory II, University of Grenoble Alpes.

25/06/2019. “Semiotic artifacts for extended cognition”. Embodied creativity: the role of performativity, University of Bologna.

25/05/2019. “Diagrams for extended cognition”. The philosophy of notation: operational iconicity and observational advantages in diagrams, University of Bologna.


8/11/2018. “Affordances for extended affectivity”. Investigating the mind: pain, emotions, and affective disorders, Ruhr University of Bochum.

13/06/2018.“Emotions out there. Affects and the extended mind hypothesis”. (Co-author: Marta Benenti). 5th Conference of the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions (EPSSE), University of Tallinn.

07/03/2017.“The extended mind and the emotional life of objects” (Co-author: Marta Benenti). Social cognition, emotion and joint action, Ruhr University of Bochum.

17/10/2017.“Extended and enactivist approaches to cognition: Peircean interventions”. The Pragmatist attitude. Habits, practices, and gestures in a pluralistic landscape, State University of Milan.

28/09/2017.“(En)acting salience. Meaningful action in context”. Performative dimensions in cognitive science, University of Messina.

20/06/2016.“A semiotic turn in cognitive science?”. 2nd Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS), Marie Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS), Lublin.

10/11/2015.“Pragmatism and postclassical cognitive science. A philosophical encounter between Peircean pragmatism and enactivism”. 16thInternational Meeting on Pragmatism, PUC-São Paulo.

11/09/2015.“Pragmatism and enaction. For a Peircean account of cognition and the mind”. Second European Pragmatism Conference, EHESS˗ENS, Paris.

11/11/2014.“The role of material symbols in Clark’s extended mind theory. A philosophical critique from Peirce’s semiotics”. The actuality of Peirce’s thought, University of Lisbon.

3/10/2014.“La mente estesa e l’argomento del linguaggio: una prospettiva Peirceana”. National Congress of the Italian Society of Philosophy of Language (SFL), University of Bologna.