Marta Caravà
University of Bologna (PhD)
Philosophers of embodied and situated cognition have provided convincing explanations of what objects do in affective processes (e.g., in emotion regulation). They have often used the concept of 'affective affordance' to account for the affective role of objects but it is not clear how this concept relates to other concepts of affordance, in particular those used in empirical works in cognitive science. We start to fill this gap by providing a new definition of affective affordances and we suggest a possible way to test this novel theoretical construct through a kinematic analysis of hand movements.
Keywords affective affordances, enactivism, embodied cognition, level and modality of integration, frequency of exposure, affective practices, kinematic analysis, temporal dynamics
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DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01928
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