Bibliography + Further Resources

Writings, lectures and research in cognitive science that have greatly informed my perspective include (in no particular order):

* Steps to a science of inter-being: Unfolding the Dharma implicit in modern cognitive science

Varela F. J. (1999) Steps to a science of inter-being: Unfolding the Dharma implicit in modern cognitive science.

*Dr Ginger Campbell’s Brain Science Podcast –

*The Embodied Mind – Varela, Thompson, Rosch

*Dr Robert Sapolsky – Online Stanford lectures + Behave: the Best and Worst of Human Behavior

*Grasping intersubjectivity: an invitation to embody social interaction research – Hanne De Jaegher1,2 & Barbara Pieper3,4 &Daniel Clénin3,5,6 & Thomas Fuchs7

*Framing a phenomenological interview: what, why and how – Simon Høffding1 & Kristian Martiny1,2

*Excavating belief about past experience: Experiential dynamics of the reflective act. – Urban KordesEma Demšar

*Participatory sense-making – An enactive approach to social cognition – Hanne De Jaegher & Ezequiel Di Paolo

*Building a Science of Experience – Neurophenomenology and Related Disciplines – Camila Valenzuela-Moguillansky – Alejandra Vásquez-Rosati – Alexander Riegler

*Horizons for the Enactive Mind: Values, Social Interaction, and Play – Ezequiel A. Di Paolo, Marieke Rohde, and Hanne De Jaegher

*The Enactive Approach – Ezequiel Di Paolo and Evan Thompson

*Maxine Sheets-Johnstone – Evolution of Mind – Madness Radio –

* Second-person In-depth phenomenological inquiry as an approach for studying enaction of beliefs – Urban Kordeš, Florian Klauser

* Enacting Enaction: A Dialectic Between Knowing and Being – Sebastjan Vörös • Michel Bitbol

*Describing one’s subjective experience in the second person: An interview method for the science of consciousness – Claire Petitmengin

*A Stochastic Theory of Phase Transitions in Human Hand Movement

G. Sch6ner 1, H. Haken 1, and J. A. S. Kelso 2

*Cardiac and Respiratory Patterns Synchronize between

Persons during Choir Singing – Viktor Mu¨ ller*, Ulman Lindenberger

*Exploring complexity matching and asynchrony dynamics in synchronized and syncopated task performances – Charles A. Coey⁎, Rachel W. Kallen, Anthony Chemero, Michael J. Richardson

*Being in the zone:physiological markers of togetherness in joint improvisation – LiorNoy1,2*, NavaLevit-Binun3 and YuliaGolland3

* Your body, my body, our coupling moves our bodies – Guillaume Dumas1,2,3*, JulienLaroche4 and AlexandreLehmann5,6,7

*Three Gestures of Becoming Aware – Conversation with Francisco Varela

January 12, 2000, Paris – Claus Otto Scharmer1

*Truth is What Works: Francisco J Varela on Cognitive Science, Buddhism, the inseperability of subject and object, and the exaggerations of constructivism – a conversation – Varela, Bernhard Poerksen

*The View from Within: First Person Approaches to the Study of

Consciousness, Francisco Varela and Jonathan Shear (Eds)

*Thebodysocial:anenactiveapproachtotheself Miriam Kyselo

*If the Body Is Part of Our Discourse, Why Not Let It Speak? Five Critical Perspectives – Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

*The enactive approach – Theoretical sketches from cell to society – Tom Froese and Ezequiel A. Di Paolo

*The sense of agency – a phenomenological consequence of enacting sensorimotor schemes

Thomas Buhrmann1 & Ezequiel Di Paolo2,1,3

*Can social interaction constitute social cognition? – Hanne De Jaegher1, Ezequiel Di Paolo2 and Shaun Gallagher3,4

* Towards the source of thoughts The gestural and transmodal dimension of lived experience – Claire Petitmengin1


Somatic practices/practitioners which have informed my perspective and/or come from similar perspectives +/or free resources for embodied practice:

*Working with horses in a “natural horsemanship” way has been my primary teacher in learning to listen in subtle ways, sensing into the world. (In slovenia, check out Terra Anima –

*vipassana meditation –

*Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing –

*Martin Kilvady –

*ISLO: education in dance and somatics –

*Malcolm Manning –

*Sexological Bodywork and Barbara Carrellas – somatic practices primarily dealing with sensing into one’s own experience – and

*yoga – iyengar yoga/ hatha yoga/ free resource “yoga with adrienne” –

*martial arts – including Ba Gua, Qi Gong, Kung Fu, Aikido

*all varieties of dancing – to name a few: tango, contact improvisation, afro-cuban

*Peter Levine – In an Unspoken Voice (some practices in this book.)

*Lisa Nelson –

*Free audio “Awareness through Movement” sessions are available here –

*A wide variety of sensing and moving practice videos (from a variety of practitioners/modalities) + science studies related to somatic work are linked on my website, here –