Journal article

Refining the Model for Emotion Research: A 4E Perspective

Dylan van der Schyff

CONSTRUCTIVIST FOUNDATIONS | ALEXANDER RIEGLER | Published : 2017

Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “Body Awareness to Recognize Feelings: The Exploration of a Musical Emotional Experience” by Alejandra Vásquez-Rosati. Upshot: While generally supportive of the aims of Vásquez-Rosati’s target article, I suggest that it contains some theoretical and methodological shortcomings that could be addressed in future work. I also argue that if the author wishes to produce research that properly engages the enactivist perspective, then a number of additional dimensions are required. With this in mind, I outline the basics of the 4E (embodied, embedded, enactive and extended) approach to cognition, suggesting that it may provide a useful framework for empirical res..

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