Frédérique de Vignemont

Institut Jean Nicod

The territory of the self: between perception and action

2016-2017: Spring

Frédérique de Vignemont is a CNRS research director at the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris. She pursues philosophical and experimental investigation of the notion of self-awareness, in its relation to social awareness and to bodily awareness. Questions about the notion of embodiment have been at the core of her research. The recent theoretical trend of embodied cognition tries to bring the mind to the body. In her work, she returns the body to the mind. She has a forthcoming book, Mind the Body, on bodily self-awareness to be published by Oxford University Press. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on social cognition, empathy, bodily sensations, pain, touch, body schema, peripersonal space, and the sense of bodily ownership. 

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