Recent publications by members of the group ordered by date and type.


Journal Articles

Beer, R. D. and Di Paolo, E. A. (2023). The theoretical foundations of enaction: Precariousness. BioSystems,

Dingemanse, M., Liesenfeld, A., Rasenberg, M., Albert, S., Ameka, F.K., Birhane, A., Bolis, D., Cassell, J., Clift, R., Cuffari, E., De Jaegher, H., Novaes, C.D., Enfield, N.J., Fusaroli, R., Gregoromichelaki, E., Hutchins, E., Konvalinka, I., Milton, D., Rączaszek-Leonardi, J., Reddy, V., Rossano, F., Schlangen, D., Seibt, J., Stokoe, E., Suchman, L., Vesper, C., Wheatley, T. and Wiltschko, M. (2023). Beyond Single-Mindedness: A Figure-Ground Reversal for the Cognitive Sciences. Cognitive Science, 47: e13230. [Q1]


Journal Articles

Arandia, I. R. and Di Paolo E. A. (2022). Symptom perception, placebo effects, and the Bayesian brain. PAIN, 163, e604. doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002488. [Q1]

García, E. and Arandia, I. R. (2022). Enactive and Simondonian reflections on mental disorders. Frontiers in Psychology, 4453. (forthcoming)

García, E. (2022). Enactive Psychiatry or Existential Psychiatry?. Constructivist Foundations, 17(2), 165-169.

Bechtel, W. and Bich, L. (2022). Life Out of Balance: Homeostasis and Adaptation in a Darwinian World. Nexus Series. By Joel B. Hagen. Tuscaloosa (Alabama): University of Alabama Press. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 97(1), 55-56. DOI:10.1086/718730 [Book Review. Q1]

Bich, L. and Bechtel, W. (2022). Control Mechanisms: Explaining the Integration and Versatility of Biological Organisms. Adaptive Behavior. [Q1]

Bich, L. and Bechtel, W. (2022). Organization needs organization: Understanding integrated control in living organisms. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 93, 96-106Doi:10.1016/j.shpsa.2022.03.005 [Q1]

De Jaegher H (2022) Door elkaar. Filosofie Tijdschrift, 32(2).

De Jaegher H. and Preiser R. (2022). Breaking new ground through participatory sense-making in place. Constructivist Foundations 17(3), 190–192.

Di Paolo, E. A. (2022). A Test Run of the Free Energy Principle: All for naught? Physics of Life Reviews. [Q1]

Di Paolo, E. A. (2022). Markov Border Crossings. Physics of Life Reviews. [Q1]

Di Paolo E. A. (2022). What needs to change for us to love a place? Constructivist Foundations 17(3), 211–214.

Di Paolo E & De Jaegher H (2022) Enactive ethics: Difference becoming participation. Topoi. 41(2), pages 241–256. doi:10.1007/s11245-021-09766-x. [Q1]

Di Paolo, E. A., Thompson, E. and Beer, R. D. (2022). Laying down a forking path: Tensions between enaction and the free energy principle. Philosophy and the Mind Sciences, 3.

Gambarotto, A., & Mossio, M. (2022). Enactivism and the Hegelian Stance on Intrinsic Purposiveness. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. [Q1]

Gambarotto, A. and Nahas, A. (2022). Teleology and the organism: Kant’s controversial legacy for contemporary biology. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 93, 47-56. [Q1]

García, E., Di Paolo, E. A., and De Jaegher, H. (2022). Embodiment in online psychotherapy: A qualitative study. Psychology and Psychotherapy, 95(1), 191-211. [Q1]

Hüg, M. X., Bermejo, F., Tommasini, F. C., and Di Paolo, E. A. (2022). Effects of guided exploration on reaching measures of auditory peripersonal space. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.983189. [Q1]

Menatti, L., Bich, L., and Saborido, C. (2022). Health and environment from adaptation to adaptivity: a situated relational account. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences44(3), 38. [Q1]

Sivertsen, M., De Jaegher, H., Alstadhaug, K. B., Arntzen, E. C. and Normann, B. (2022). The precarity of patient participation – a qualitative interview study of experiences from the acute stroke and rehabilitation journey, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2022.2140319

Sivertsen, M., De Jaegher, H., Arntzen, E. C., Alstadhaug, K. B., and Normann, B. (2022). Embodiment, tailoring, and trust are important for co-construction of meaning in physiotherapy after stroke: A qualitative study. Physiotherapy Research International, 27, e1948, [online first].

Conference Papers and Presentations

Di Paolo, E. A. (2022). Enactive Sense-Making = Agent-making + Environment-Making, 2022 Cycle on the Anthropocene, Centro Internazionali di Studi Umanistici “Umberto Eco”, University of Bologna, Italy. 16 June 2022. Invited speaker.

Di Paolo, E. A. (2022). Enaction and the Dialectics of Nature. Varela International Symposium: Mind in Life: Interdependence and Enaction. Upaya Zen Center and Institute and Mind and Life Europe. May 28-29, 2022. Invited Speaker.

Di Paolo, E. A. (2022). The Dialectics of the Abstract and the Concrete in the Enactive Approach. International Friends of Ilyenkov Symposium ifi.2022, London, 10–12, November, 2022. Keynote speaker.


Journal Articles

Aguilera, M. and Di Paolo, E. A. (2021). Critical integration in neural and cognitive systems: Beyond power-law scaling as the hallmark of soft-assembly. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 123, 230–237. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.01.009. [Q1]

Aguilera, M., Moosavi, S.A. and Shimazaki, H. (2021). A unifying framework for mean-field theories of asymmetric kinetic Ising systems. Nature Communications 12:1197. [Q1]

Amilburu, A., Moreno, A. & Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2021). Definitions of life as epistemic tools that reflect and foster the advance of biological knowledge. Synthese 198: 10565–10585. doi: 10.1007/s11229-020-02736-7. [Q1]

Arandia, I. R. and Di Paolo E. A. (2021). Placebo from an enactive perspective. Frontiers in Psychology. 12:660118. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.660118. [Q1]

Bechtel, W. and Bich, L. (2021). Grounding cognition: heterarchical control mechanisms in biology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 376 (1820), 20190751. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0751. [Q1]

Bich, L. and Bechtel, W. (2021). Mechanism, autonomy and biological explanation. Biology & Philosophy. doi: 10.1007/s10539-021-09829-8 [Q1]

Candiotto, L. and De Jaegher, H. (2021). Love In-Between. The Journal of Ethics. doi: 10.1007/s10892-020-09357-9. [Q1]

Cuffari, E. Di Paolo, E., De Jaegher, H. (2021). Letting language be: reflections on enactive method. Filosofia Unisinos – Unisinos Journal of Philosophy, 22(1), 117–124. doi: 10.4013/fsu.2021.221.14.

De Jaegher H (2021) Loving and knowing. Reflections for an engaged epistemology. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 20(5), pp. 847–870, doi:10.1007/s11097-019-09634-5 (pdf)

De Jaegher H (2021). Mens blijven met dementie. Systeemtheoretisch Bulletin, 39(1), 31–52

De Jaegher, H. (2021). Seeing and inviting participation in autistic interactions. Transcultural Psychiatry, doi:10.1177/13634615211009627.

Di Paolo E. A. (2021). Bridges and hobby-horses: John Stewart’s adventure of ideas. Adaptive Behavior, 29(5), 437–440, doi: 10.1177/1059712320988216. [Q1]

Di Paolo, E. A. (2021). Enactive becoming. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 20, 783–809. [Q1]

Etxeberria, Arantza (2021) Covid-19 y otras relaciones entre virus y humanos. Revista de la Sociedad de Lógica, Metodología y Filosofía de la Ciencia en España,  Número especial (Enero): Filosofía en tiempos de pandemia, pags. 22-30.

Etxeberria, Arantza, Damiano, Luisa & Ruiz-Mirazo, Kepa (2021) Editorial: Inter-identities in Life, Mind and Society. Front. Psychol. 12:704772. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.704772

García, E. (2021). Participatory Sense-Making in Therapeutic InterventionsJournal of Humanistic Psychology [Q1]

Huang, L. T., Bich, L., & Bechtel, W. (2021). Model Organisms for Studying Decision-Making: a Phylogenetically Expanded Perspective. Philosophy of Science, 715443. [Q1]

Lauber, N., Flamm, C. & Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2021): ‘Minimal metabolism’: a key concept to investigate the origins and nature of biological systems. BioEssays 43: 2100103. [Q1]

Militello, G., Bich, L. & Moreno, A. (2021). Functional integration and individuality in prokaryotic collective organisations. Acta Biotheoretica, 69(3), 391-415. Doi: 10.1007/s10441-020-09390-z [Q1]

Nuño de la Rosa, L.; Pavlicev, M.; Etxeberria, A. (2021) Pregnant females as historical individuals: An insight from the philosophy of evo-devo, Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology, 11:572106.

Umerez, J. and Ferreira Ruiz, Mª J. (2021). Interactionism, Post-interactionism, and Causal Complexity: Lessons from the Philosophy of Causation. Frontiers in Psychology. Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 12, 590533 doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.590533.

Umerez, Jon (2021) Los signos y el significado en la naturaleza (Biosemiótica). Investigación y Ciencia 540 (septiembre 2021), 46-47.


Di Paolo, E. A., Heras-Escribano, M., Chemero, A., and McGann, M. (eds.) (2021). Enaction and Ecological Psychology: Convergences and Complementarities. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. ISBN 978-2-88966-431-3. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88966-431-3.

Etxeberria, A., Ruiz-Mirazo, K., Damiano, L., eds. (2021). Inter-identities’ in Life, Mind, and Society. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88971-192-5 [Ebook]

Book Chapters

Bich L. (2021) Autonomous Systems and the Place of Biology Among Sciences. Perspectives for an Epistemology of Complex Systems. In: Minati G. (ed) Multiplicity and Interdisciplinarity. Contemporary Systems Thinking. New York: Springer. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-71877-0_4

Di Paolo, E. A. (2021). A concepção enativa da vida. In Ralph Ings Bannell, Mylene Mizrahi, Giselle Ferreira (eds.) Deseducando a educação: Mentes, materialidades e metáforas. Rio de Janeiro : Ed. PUC-Rio, pp. 39–66. (Portuguese translation of Di Paolo 2018, The enactive conception of life.)

Etxeberria, A. y Nuño de la Rosa, L (2021) Pere Alberch (1954-1998), in Laura Nuño de la Rosa & Gerd Müller Eds. Evolutionary Developmental Biology – A Reference Guide. Springer.

Umerez, J. (2021). Autonomous Hierarchies.- Pattee’s approach to function and control as time-dependent constraints. In D. S. Brooks, J. DiFrisco & W. C. Wimsatt (eds.)  Levels of Organization in the Biological Sciences, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp.: 279-295 (ISBN: 9780262045339).

Conference Papers and Presentations

Agirresarobe-Pineda, I. and Arandia, I. R. (2021). Placebo, addictions, and the interplay between pre-reflective and reflective activity. 3rd International Conference of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS), 26-28 May, 2021, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.

Arandia, I. R. and Di Paolo, E. A. (2021). Placebo from an enactive perspective. 3rd International Conference of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS), 26-28 May, 2021, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.

Arandia, I. R. and Di Paolo, E. A. (2021). Social interaction and not just social skills affect placebo phenomena. 3rd International Conference of the Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies (SIPS), 26-28 May, 2021, University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.

Cuffari, E. C., Di Paolo, E. A., and De Jaegher, H. (2021). Enacting hope. 14th Biennial Radical Philosophy Association Conference: Facing Catastrophe: Environment, Technology, and Media, November 11-13, 2021, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA.

De Jaegher. (2021). Enactive Epistemology and Ethics: Ways of Participating. Varela International Symposium: An Exploration of Uncertainty and Emergence in Self and Society. Upaya Zen Center and Institute and Mind and Life Europe. May 14-16, 2021. Invited Speaker.

Di Paolo, E. A. (2021). Enactive conceptions of agency: Minimal, sensorimotor, and linguistic. Keynote speaker. The Second International School on Philosophy of Cognitive Science, 4E Approaches, 16–17 November 2021, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran – Iran


Journal Articles

Barandiaran, X. E., Calleja-López, A., & Cozzo, E. (2020). Defining Collective Identities in Technopolitical Interaction Networks. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. [Q1]

Bermejo F., Hüg M. X., and Di Paolo E. A. (2020). Rediscovering Richard Held: Activity and passivity in perceptual learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:844. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00844. [Q1]

Bermejo, F., Di Paolo, E. A., Gilberto, L. G., Lunati, V., and Barrios, M. V. (2020). Learning to find spatially reversed sounds. Scientific Reports, 10, 4562. [Q1]

Bich, L. (2020). Interactive models in synthetic biology: Exploring biological and cognitive inter-identitiesFrontiers in Psychology, 11(682) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00682. [Q1]

Bich, L., Mossio, M. & Soto, A. (2020). Glycemia regulation: From feedback loops to organizational closureFrontiers in Physiology, 11(69), doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.00069. [Q1]

Di Paolo E. A. (2020). Picturing organisms and their environments: Interaction, transaction, and constitution loops. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1912. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01912. [Q1]

Di Paolo E. A. (2020). How your own becoming feels. Emotion Review. 12(4), 229-230. doi: 10.1177.1754073920931575. [Q1]

Di Paolo, E. A. (2020). Why do we build the wall. Adaptive Behavior, 28(1), 37–38, doi: 10.1177/1059712319834884. [Q1]

Etxeberria, Arantza, Pérez Iglesias, JI (2020) Gizaberea, Eboluzioa, eta kooperazioa, Jakin aldizkaria 237-238: 161-178 orr.

Etxeberria, Arantza (2020) Mikro-bioa, Gaitza, normaltasuna eta naturaren natura, Jakin aldizkaria, 239: 33-47.

Heras-Escribano, M. (2020). The evolutionary role of affordances: Ecological psychology, niche construction, and natural selection. Biology & Philosophy, 35 (30). DOI: 10.1007/s10539-020-09747-1 [Q1]

Martínez Quintero A., and De Jaegher H. (2020). Pregnant Agencies: Movement and Participation in Maternal–Fetal Interactions. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:1977. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01977. [Q1]

McGann, M., Di Paolo E. A., Heras-Escribano, M., and Chemero, A. (2020). Enaction and ecological psychology: Convergences and complementarities. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.617898. [Q1]

Pontarotti, G., Etxeberria, A. (2020). Review of Jan Baedke, Above the Gene, Beyond Biology: Towards a Philosophy of Epigenetics, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018, 313 pages. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 42, 20.

Ruiz-Mirazo, K., Shirt-Ediss, B., Escribano-Cabeza, M. & Moreno, A. (2020). The construction of biological ‘inter-identity’ as the outcome of a complex process of protocell development in prebiotic evolution. Frontiers in Physiology – Systems Biology 11: 530.  [Q1/Q2]

Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2020): Boundary versus enabling conditions for the origins of life. Physics of Life Reviews 34-35: 96-98. [Q1]

Umerez, Jon (2020) Cómo transcender la vida natural. Orígenes, evolución y retos de la vida artificial y la biología sintética. Investigación y Ciencia 526, 40-41

Book Chapters

Di Paolo, E. A. (2020). Afterword: A future for Jakob von Uexküll. In F. Michelini and K. Köchy (eds.) Jakob von Uexküll and Philosophy: Life, Environments, Anthropology. London: Routledge. pp. 252–256.

Etxeberria, A. (2020). Regulation, milieu, and norms: Georges Canguilhem’s individual organisms as relations, in: Pierre-Olivier Methot, Jonathan Sholl Eds. Vital Norms. Canguilhem’s The Normal and the Pathological in the Twenty-First Century, Hermann Ed., In press.

Moreno, A. (2020): The role of individuality in the origin of life. In Anne Sophie Meincke & John Dupré (eds) Biological Identity: Perspectives from Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Biology (ISBN 9781138479180) Routledge. In press.

Moreno, A. & Suarez, J. (2020) Plurality of explanatory strategies in biology: Mechanisms and networks. In Gonzalez, W. J. (ed), Methodological Prospects for Scientific Research: From Pragmatism to Pluralism, Synthese Library, Springer. Accepted for Publication


Journal Articles

Aguilera, M. and Di Paolo, E. A. (2019). Integrated information in the thermodynamic limit. Neural Networks, 114, 136–146. [Thanks to Dr Manuel Bedia from the University of Zaragoza for covering the open access fees for this article.] [Q1]

Aguilera, M. (2019). Scaling Behaviour and Critical Phase Transitions in Integrated Information Theory. Entropy, 21(12), 1198.

Bich, L., Pradeu, T. and Moreau, J-F. (2019). Understanding Multicellularity: The Functional Organization of the Intercellular SpaceFrontiers in Physiology, 10:1170. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.01170 [Q1]

Canciani, M., Arnellos, A. & Moreno, A. (2019). Revising the Superorganism: An Organizational Approach to Complex Eusociality. Frontiers in Psychology, 10(2653) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02653 [Q1]

Di Paolo, E. A. (2019). Process and individuation: The development of sensorimotor agency. Human Development, 63(3-4), 202–226. DOI: 10.1159/000503827.

Di Paolo, E. A. and De Jaegher, H. (2019). Microphenomenology of first encounters. A sympathetic critique. Constructivist Foundations, 14(2), 185–187.

Escribano Cabeza, M. (2019). Jan Swammerdam y los límites del preformacionismo. Theoria, 34(3), 423-439. [Q2]

Fernández Castro, V. & Heras-Escribano, M. (2019). Social Cognition: A normative approach. Acta Analytica, 35: 75-100.

Frick, R., Bich, L., and Moreno, A. (2019). An organisational approach to biological communication. Acta Biotheoretica,67(2), 103-128. doi: 10.1007/s10441-019-09342-2. [Q1]

García, E., (2019). Las contribuciones enactivas a la Terapia GestaltFigura Fondo, 46, 57-71.

García, E., (2019). Der Beitrag des Enaktivismus-Konzepts der Kognitionswissenschaft zur Gestalttherapie. Gestalttherapie, 33, 76-87.

Heras-Escribano, M. (2019). Pragmatism, enactivism, and ecological psychology. Towards a unified approach to post-cognitivism. Synthese. 02111-1. [Q1]

Militello, G. (2019). Motility Control of Symbionts and Organelles by the Eukaryotic Cell: The Handling of the Motile Capacity of Individual Parts Forges a Collective Biological Identity. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:2080. [Q1]

Moreno, A. (2019). The Origin of a Trans-Generational Organization in the Phenomenon of Biogenesis. Frontiers in Physiology, 24 September 2019. [Q1]

Nuño de la Rosa, L.; Pavlicev, M.; Etxeberria, A. (2019). Rethinking the Individuality of Pregnancy: Eutherian Pregnancy as an Evolved Relational Novelty. Preprints, 2019100127

Pérez-Navarro, E., Fernández-Castro, V., González de Prado, J. & Heras-Escribano, M. (accepted). “Not expressivist enough: Normative disagreement about belief attribution.” Res Philosophica.

Pontarotti, G., Etxeberria, A. (2019) Review of Russell Bonduriansky & Troy Day, Extended heredity: a new understanding of inheritance and evolution, Princeton University Press, 2018, 288 pp, ISBN 9780691157672. HPLS 41, 33.

Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2019). A plea for hypothesis-driven research in prebiotic systems chemistry. Chem 5: 1920–1922. [Q1]

Segundo-Ortin, M., Heras-Escribano, M., & Raja, V. (2019). “Ecological psychology is radical enough. A reply to radical enactivists”. Philosophical Psychology, 32 (7).


Heras-Escribano, M. (2019). The Philosophy of Affordances. Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

Barandiaran, X. E. (2019). Tecnopolítica, municipalismo y radicalización democrática. En L. Roth, A. Monterde, & A. Calleja-López (Eds.), Ciudades Democráticas. La revuelta municipalista en el ciclo post-15M (pp. 173-207). Icaria.

Bich, L. (2019). The problem of functional boundaries in prebiotic and inter-biological systems. In Minati, G., Pessa E. and Abram, M. (eds.) Systemics of Incompleteness and Quasi-Systems (pp- 295-302). New York: Springer. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-15277-2_23.

Escribano Cabeza, M. (2019). Kraft und Form in Leibniz’ Ontologie. In J.A. Nicolás (ed.) Körper, Monaden, Geister. Monadologie und Metaphysik bei Leibniz. Studia Leibnitiana – Sonderhefte Bd. 56. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, pp.: 235-253.

Escribano Cabeza, M. (2019). Ser y fuerza. La lectura heideggeriana de Leibniz en los años 20 y el problema de la ontología general. In A. Jiménez (ed.) Heidegger y la historia de la filosofía: límite y posibilidad de una interpretación fenomenológica de la tradición. Granada: Comares,  pp.: 153-173.

Etxeberria Agiriano, A. (2019). El sentido de la muerte: vida, biología e inmortalidad. Catálogo de la exposición Heriotza. Ante la muerte, comisariada por San Telmo Museoa y José Ángel Achón. Texto publicado en castellano y euskera (pags. 143-161), francés (pags. 232-239) e inglés (pags. 273-279).

Heras-Escribano, M. & Calvo, P. (2019). “The philosophy of plant neurobiology”, in J. Symons, S. Robins, & P. Calvo (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Psychology (2nd Edition). London: Routledge: 529-548.

Umerez, J. (2019). El reto de la tercera cultura de Snow: nuevo ámbito de intervención para la filosofía. In Antonio Casado da Rocha (ed.) Cultura dual. Identidades en interacción universidad-sociedad. Madrid: Plaza y Valdés editores, pp.: 99–115.

Conference Papers

Aguilera, M., Arandia-Romero, I. and Heras-Escribano, M (2019). Quantifying affordances through information theory. The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, 31, 11-12.

Barandiaran, X. E. (2019). Artificial Democratic Life. Re-engineering the autonomy of the social, a research program. The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, 31, 11-12.

Bedia, M. G., Heras-Escribano, M., Cajal, D., Aguilera, M., & Barandiaran, X. E. (2019). Towards modelling social habits: An organismically inspired evolutionary robotics approach. The 2019 Conference on Artificial Life, 31, 341-348.

Bermejo F., Di Paolo, E. A., Gilberto, L. G., Lunati, V., and Barrios, M. V. (2019). Efecto disruptivo generado por la reversión de las claves auditivas. XVII Reunión Nacional y VI Encuentro Internacional de la Asociación Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento, August 28–30, 2019, Posadas, Argentina.

Di Paolo, E. A., Cuffari, E. C. , and De Jaegher, H. (2019). Linguistic bodies: development, autism, languaging. In Book Symposium on Linguistic Bodies at the 2mC&L, 2nd Meeting Cognition & Language, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil 06–08 Nov 2019. (Video).

Di Paolo, E. A., Cuffari, E. C. , and De Jaegher, H. (2019). Linguistic bodies: context, enaction, model. In Book Symposium on Linguistic Bodies at the 2mC&L, 2nd Meeting Cognition & Language, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil 06–08 Nov 2019. (Video).

Di Paolo, E. A. (2019). Bordercrossings: bodies and ecologies in the enactive approach. Workshop on Enaction and Ecological Psychology. Overlaps, tensions, complementarities. San Sebastian, July 9–10 2019. (Video).


Journal Articles

Aguilera, M. and Gonzalez Bedia, M. (2018). Adaptation to criticality through organizational invariance in embodied agents. Scientific Reports, 8, 7723 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25925-4. [Q1]

Aguilera, M. (2018). Rhythms of the collective brain: Metastable synchronization and cross-scale interactions in connected multitudes. Complexity, Volume 2018, Article ID 4212509. doi:10.1155/2018/4212509. [Q1]

Bich, L. and Frick, R. (2018). Synthetic Modelling of Biological Communication: A Theoretical and Operational Framework for the Investigation of Minimal Life and Cognition. Complex Systems, 27(3), 267-287. DOI: 10.25088/ComplexSystems.27.3.267.

Bich, L. and Green, S. (2018). Is defining life pointless? Operational definitions at the frontiers of biology. Synthese, 195(9), 3919–3946. doi: 10.1007/s11229-017-1397-9. [Q1]

Etxeberria, Arantza (2018) Por qué hay menos mujeres en Filosofía: un punto ciego y sus explicaciones, Dilemata 27: 333-345.

Etxeberria, Arantza & Wolfe, Charles T. (2018). Canguilhem and the Logic of Life. Transversal. International Journal for the Historiography of Science, 4: 47-63.

Ferreira Ruiz, M. J. and Umerez, J. (2018) Dealing with the Changeable and Blurry Edges of Living Things: A Modified Version of Property-Cluster Kinds. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 8: 493–518. [Q1]

Garcia, E. and Di Paolo, E. A. (2018). Embodied coordination and psychotherapeutic outcome: beyond direct mappings. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1257. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01257. [Q1]

Heras-Escribano, M. and De Jesus, P. (2018). Biosemiotics, the extended synthesis, and ecological information: Making sense of the organism-environment relation at the cognitive level. Biosemiotics, 11(2): 245–262. [Q1]

Lobo, L., Heras-Escribano, M. and Travieso, D. (2018). The history and philosophy of ecological psychology. Frontiers in Psychology, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02228. [Q1]

Militello, G. and Moreno, A. (2018). Structural and organisational conditions for being a machine. Biology and Philosophy, 33:35, doi:10.1007/s10539-018-9645-z. [Q1]

Moreno, A. (2018). On Minimal Autonomous Agency: Natural and Artificial. Complex Systems 27(3): 289-313. (doi:

Pérez-Izaguirre, E. (2018). ‘No, I don’t like the Basque language.’ Considering the role of cultural capital within boundary-work in Basque education. Social Sciences 7, 150, 1–20.

Serrano-Luginbühl, S., Ruiz-Mirazo, K., Ostaszewski, R., Gallou, F. and Walde, P. (2018). Soft and dispersed interface-rich aqueous systems that promote and guide chemical reactions. Nature Reviews Chemistry, 2: 306–327. doi:10.1038/s41570-018-0042-6. [Q1]


De Jaegher, H. (2018). Denken over liefde hoeft geen schrik aan te jagen. Antwerp, BE: LETTERWERK.

Di Paolo, E. A., Cuffari, E. C., and De Jaegher, H. (2018). Linguistic Bodies: The Continuity Between Life and Language, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Book Chapters

Arnellos A (2018) From Organizations of Processes to Organisms and other Biological Individuals. In Nicholson D, Dupré J (Eds.) Everything Flows, Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology. Oxford University Press (OUP) ISBN: 9780198779636

Arnellos A, El-Hani C (in press). Emergence, Downward Causation, and No Brute Facts in Biological Systems. In: E. Vintiadis, C Mekios, (Eds.) Brute Facts Anthology. Oxford University Press.

Bich, L. (2018). Robustness and autonomy in biological systems: how regulatory mechanisms enable functional integration, complexity and minimal cognition through the action of second-order control constraints. In M. Bertolaso, S. Caianiello and E. Serrelli (Eds.), Biological Robustness. Emerging Perspectives from within the Life Sciences. Springer. pp. 123-147.

Calleja-López, A., Barandiaran, X. E., & Monterde, A. (2018). Dalle reti sociali alle reti (tecno)politiche. En D. Gambetta (Ed.), Datacrazia. Politica, cultura algoritmica e conflitti al tempo dei big data (pp. 350-361). D Editore.

De Jaegher, H. (2018). The intersubjective turn. In A. Newen, S. Gallagher, L. de Bruin (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Cognition: Embodied, Embedded, Enactive and Extended, Oxford University Press. pp. 453–468.

Di Paolo, E. A. (2018). The enactive conception of life. In A. Newen, S. Gallagher, L. de Bruin (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Cognition: Embodied, Embedded, Enactive and Extended, Oxford University Press. pp. 71–94.

Conference Papers

Aguilera, M. and Di Paolo, E. A. (2018). Integrated information and autonomy in the thermodynamic limit. In T. Ikegami, N. Virgo, O. Witkowski, M. Oka, R. Suzuki, and H Iizuka (eds.) ALIFE 2018: The 2018 Conference on Artificial Life, MIT Press. July 23–27, 2018, Tokyo, Japan. pp.113–120.

Pérez-Izaguirre, E. (2018). Educational inequalities, teacher authority and student autonomy in multi-ethnic Basque secondary education. Oxford Ethnography and Education. Oxford, England. September 18–20.

Pérez-Izaguirre, E. and Etxebarrieta Gorka, R. (2018). Can identities be ephemeral? A framework based on alliances, oppositions, and Basque language learning in secondary education. Donostia Congress on Languages, Heritage and Identities: Educational Perspective. Donostia/San Sebastián. November 8–9.


Journal Articles

Acosta-Andrade, C. Artetxe, I., Lete, M.G., Monasterio, B.G., Ruiz-Mirazo, K., Goñi, F. M. and Sánchez-Jiménez, F. (2017). Polyamine-RNA-membrane interactions: from the past to the future in biology. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 155, 173–181. [Q1]

Barandiaran, X. E. (2017). Autonomy and Enactivism. Towards a theory of sensorimotor autonomous agency. Topoi, 36(3), 409–430. [Q1]

Barandiaran, X. E., Calleja, A., Monterde, A., Aragón, P., Linares, J., Romero, C., & Pereira, A. (2017). Decidim: Redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia participativa. Recerca. Revista de pensament i anàlisi., 21, 137-150.

Buhrmann, T. and Di Paolo, E. (2017). The sense of agency – a phenomenological consequence of enacting sensorimotor schemes, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences16(2), 207–236. doi: 10.1007/s11097-015-9446-7. [Q1]

De Jaegher, H., Pieper, B., Clénin, D., and Fuchs, T. (2017). Grasping intersubjectivity: an invitation to embody social interaction research. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 16(3), 491–523. doi: 10.1007/s11097-016-9469-8. [Q1]

Keijzer F. and Arnellos A. (2017). The Animal Sensorimotor Organization: A Challenge for the Environmental Complexity Thesis. Biology & Philosophy, 32(3), 421–441. doi: 10.1007/s10539-017-9565-3. [Q1]

Moreno, A. (2017). ¿Qué significa hoy la idea de Autonomía para la Biología? Metatheoria-Revista de Filosofia e Historia de la Ciencia 8(1): 157-168.

Mossio, M., and Bich, L. (2017). What makes biological organisation teleological? Synthese, 194(4), 1089-1114. [Q1]

Piedrafita, G., Monnard, P.-A., Mavelli, F. and Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2017). Permeability-driven selection in a semi-empirical protocell model: The roots of prebiotic systems evolution. Scientific Reports, 7, 3141. [Q1]

Ruiz-Mirazo, K., Briones, C. and de la Escosura, A. (2017). Chemical roots of biological evolution: the origins of life as a process of development of autonomous functional systems. Open Biology, 7, 170050. [Q1]

Shirt-Ediss, B., Murillo-Sánchez, S. Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2017). Framing major prebiotic transitions as stages of protocell development: three challenges for origins-of-life research. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 13, 1388–1395.

Xenakis I, Arnellos A (2017). Aesthetics as Evaluative Forms of Agency to Perceive and Design Reality: a Reply to Aesthetic Realism. New Ideas In Psychology, (47), 166–174. doi: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2017.03.014. [Q1]


Di Paolo, E. A., Buhrmann, T. and Barandiaran, X. E. (2017). Sensorimotor Life: An Enactive Proposal, Oxford University Press.

Special Issues

Arnellos A. and Xenakis I. (2017). Aesthetic Perception: A Naturalistic TurnNew Ideas in Psychology, (47), 77–79. doi: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2017.06.002. [Q1]

Book Chapters

Di Paolo, E. A. and De Jaegher, H. (2017). Neither individualistic, nor interactionist. In Durt, C., Fuchs, T., Tewes, C. (eds). Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp. 87–105.

Etxeberria, A. and Bich, L. (2017). Auto-organización y autopoiesis. En C. E. Vanney, I. Silva y J. F. Franck (editores), Diccionario Interdisciplinar Austral.

Schiavio, A. and De Jaegher, H. (2017) Participatory sense-making in joint musical practice. In Lesaffre, M., Maes, P.-J, and Leman, M. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction, London: Routledge. pp. 31–39.



Journal Articles

Arnellos, A. (2016). Biological Autonomy: Can a Universal and Gradable Conception be Operationalised? Biological Theory, 11(1), 11–24, doi: 10.1007/s13752-015-0232-0

Bich L. (2016) Circularities, Organizations, and Constraints in Biology and Systems Theory. Constructivist Foundations,12(1), 14–16. [Q1]

Bich, L., Mossio, M., Ruiz-Mirazo, K. and Moreno, A. (2016). Biological regulation: controlling the system from within. Biology and Philosophy, 31, 237–265. [Q1]

Bich, L. and Moreno, A. (2016). The role of regulation in the origin and synthetic modeling of minimal cognition. BioSystems, 148, 12–21. doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2015.08.002 [Q1]

De Jaegher, H., Di Paolo, E. and Adolphs, R. (2016). What does the Interactive Brain Hypothesis mean for Social Neuroscience? A dialogue, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371, 20150379. [Q1]

De Jaegher, H. (2016). Deelnemend zin-geven. Een wetenschappelijke basis voor genuanceerde interacties. Systeemtheoretisch Bulletin, 34(2), 121–138.

De Jaegher H, Peräkylä A, and Stevanovic M (2016). The co-creation of meaningful action: Bridging enaction and interactional sociologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371, 20150378. [Q1]

De Jaegher, H. (2016). Intersubjectivity in the study of experience. Constructivist Foundations, 11, 393–395.

Di Paolo, E. A. (2016). Participatory object perception. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 23(5–6), 228–258. [Q1]

Di Paolo E. A. (2016). Across the uncanny valley: The ecological, the enactive, and the strangely familiar. Constructivist Foundations, 11(2), 327–329.

Hu, X-B., Wang, M., Leeson, M. S., Di Paolo, E. A. and Liu, H. (2016). Deterministic agent-based path optimization by mimicking the spreading of ripples, Evolutionary Computation, 24(2), 319–346, doi:10.1162/EVCO_a_00156.

Menatti, L. and Casado da Rocha, A. (2016). Landscape and health: Connecting psychology, aesthetics, and philosophy through the concept of affordance. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 571. [Q1]

Moreno, A. (2016). Some conceptual issues in the transition from chemistry to biology. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 38(4), 1–19. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-016-0117-y. [Q1]

Murillo-Sánchez, S. and Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2016). La biología sintética como desafío para comprender la autonomía de lo vivo. Isegoría, 55, 551–575.

Murillo-Sánchez, S., Beaufils, D., González Mañas, J. M., Pascal, R. and Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2016). Fatty acids’ double role in the prebiotic formation of a hydrophobic dipeptide. Chemical Science, 7, 3406–3413. [Q1]

Nunes-Neto, N., Saborido, C., El-Hani, C, Viana, B. and Moreno, A. (2016). Function and normativity in social-ecological systems. Filosofia e História da Biologia, 11(2). 259–287.

Ruiz-Mirazo, K. and Moreno, A. (2016). Reflexiones sobre el origen de vida: algo más que un problema ‘evolutivo’. Metode, 87, 55–63

Book Chapters

Arnellos, A. and Moreno, A. (2016). Integrating development and interaction in the transition from unicellular to multicellular organisms. In Niklas K, Newman S (eds) Multicellularity: Origins and Evolution. Cambridge MA: MIT Press. pp 249–275.

Bich, L. (2016). Systems and Organizations. Theoretical tools, conceptual distinctions and epistemological implications. In G. Minati, M, Ambram, E. Pessa (eds.), Towards a Post-Bertalanffy Systemics, New York : Springer, 203-209.

Di Paolo, E. (2016). “Enactivismo”. In Diccionario Interdisciplinar Austral, Claudia E. Vanney, Ignacio Silva y Juan F. Franck (eds.).

Saborido, C., Moreno, A. González-Moreno, M. and Hernández, J.C. (2016). Organizational Malfunctions and the Notions of Health and Disease. In Elodie Giroux (ed). Naturalism in the philosophy of health: Issues and implications. Springer. pp 101–120. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-29091-1_7.

Umerez, J. (2016) Biological Organization from a Hierarchical Perspective. Articulation of Concepts and Inter-level Relation. In N. Eldredge, T. Pievani, E. Serrelli and I. Tëmkin (eds.) Evolutionary Theory. A Hierarchical Perspective, 63-85. Chicago, ILL: The University of Chicago Press.

Others (conference papers, proceedings, reviews, etc.)

Arrieta, I. (2016). Autonomía del paciente. Una propuesta contextual y multidimensional de la autonomía en ética asistencial (Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, UPV/EHU).

Bermejo F., Di Paolo E. A., Arias C. (2016). Listening to a world transformed: Perception in an inverted acoustic field. Artificial Life XV, The 15th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, 4-8 July, 2016, Cancun, Mexico.

Hu, X-B, Liao, J-Q, Di Paolo, E. A. (2016). A simulation study on air traffic control strategies. 12th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA), June 12-15, 2016, Guilin, China, IEEE, pp. 1577–1583.  doi: 10.1109/WCICA.2016.7578538.


Journal Articles

Aguilera, M., Barandiaran, X. E., Bedia, M. G., and Serón, F. (2015). Self-Organized Criticality cutting across brain-body-environment boundaries. Exploring the emergence of complex brain organization with a minimal neurorobotic model. PLoS ONE, 10(2), e0117465. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117465. [Q1]

Amilburu, A. (2015) El carácter ontológico de los géneros naturales: ¿en qué sentido son estos géneros “naturales”? Ontological Studies/Cuadernos de Ontología 13 (en prensa).

Arnellos, A. and Moreno, A. (2015) Multicellular Agency: An organizational view. Biology & Philosophy, 30(3), 333–357. doi: org/10.1007/s10539-015-9484-0

Barandiaran, X.E. and Vila-Viñas, D. (2015) The FLOK Doctrine. Journal of Peer Production, Issue 7: Policies for the Commons.

Bermejo, F, Di Paolo, E., Hüg, M. X. and Arias, C. (2015). Sensorimotor strategies for recognizing geometrical shapes: a comparative study with different sensory substitution devices. Frontiers in Psychology 6, 679. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00679. [Q1]

Bich, L. and Moreno, A. (2015). The role of regulation in the origin and synthetic modeling of minimal cognition. Biosystems (in press).

Cuffari, E. C., Di Paolo, E. A.,  and De Jaegher, H. (2014) From participatory sense-making to language: There and back again, Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 14(4), 10891125, doi 10.1007/s11097-014-9404-9. [Q1]

De Jaegher, H. (2015) How we affect each other. Michel Henry’s ‘pathos-with’ and the enactive approach to intersubjectivity. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 22(1–2), 112–132. [Q1]

Di Paolo, E. (2015) Interactive time-travel: On the intersubjective retro-modulation of intentions. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 22, No. 1–2, 49–74. [Q1]

Di Paolo, E.A. and De Jaegher, H. (2015). Toward an embodied science of intersubjectivity: widening the scope of social understanding research. Frontiers in Psychology 6, 234. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00234. [Q1]

Kyselo, M. and Di Paolo, E. A. (2014). Locked-in syndrome: A challenge for embodied cognitive science. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 14(3), 517–542, doi: 10.1007/s11097-013-9344-9. [Q1]

Monterde, A., Calleja-López, A., Aguilera, M., Barandiaran, X. E., and Postill, J. (2015). Multitudinous identities: a qualitative and network analysis of the 15M collective identity. Information, Communication and Society, doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1043315. [Q1]

Moreno, A. (2015) Un cuarto de siglo de Vida Artificial: Balance y perspectivas. Teorema (en prensa).

Saborido, C. and Moreno A. (2015). Biological pathology from an organizational perspective. Journal of Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 36(1), 83–95.

Shirt-Ediss, B., Solé, R. V. and Ruiz-Mirazo, K. (2015). Emergent chemical behavior in variable-volume protocells. Life, 5(1), 181–211. [Q1]


Di Paolo, E. A. and De Jaegher, H. (2015). Towards an Embodied Science of Intersubjectivity: Widening the Scope of Social Understanding Research, Lausanne: Frontiers Media.

Moreno, A. and Mossio, M. (2015) Biological Autonomy: A philosophical and theoretical enquiry. Springer.

Vila-Viñas, D., and Barandiaran, X. E. (Eds.). (2015). Buen conocer / FLOK Society: modelos sostenibles y políticas públicas para una economía social del conocimiento común y abierto en Ecuador. Quito, Ecuador: IAEN-CIESPAL. ISBN: 978-9978-55-123-3.

Book Chapters

Barandiaran, X. E., Araya, D., and Vila-Viñas, D. (2015). Ciencia: Investigación colaborativa, participativa y abierta. In D. Vila-Viñas and X. E. Barandiaran (Eds.), Buen conocer / FLOK Society: modelos sostenibles y políticas públicas para una economía social del conocimiento común y abierto en Ecuador (pp. 181–268). Quito, Ecuador: IAEN-CIESPAL. ISBN: 978-9978-55-123-3. Retrievable from

Barandiaran, X. E., Vila-Viñas, D., and Vázquez, D. (2015). El proceso Buen Conocer / FLOK Society. En D. Vila-Viñas and X. E. Barandiaran (Eds.), Buen conocer / FLOK Society: modelos sostenibles y políticas públicas para una economía social del conocimiento común y abierto en Ecuador (pp. 35–88). Quito, Ecuador: IAEN-CIESPAL. ISBN: 978-9978-55-123-3.

Barandiaran, X. E., and Aguilera, M. (2015). Neurociencia y tecnopolítica: hacia un marco analógico para comprender la mente colectiva del 15M. En J. Toret (Ed.), Tecnopolítica y 15M. La potencia de las multitudes conectadas (pp. 163-211). Barcelona: Editorial UOC. ISBN: 978-84-9064-458-4

Casado da Rocha, A. (2015). Biobank Governance in Spain: From the Autonomy of Research Ethics Committees to the Autonomy of Lay People, in D. Mascalzoni (ed.), Ethics, Law and Governance of Biobanking, The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology 14, DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9573-9_16. Dordrecht, Springer; pp. 227–239.

De Jaegher, H. (2015). La cognición social enactiva: Creación de sentido en participación. En Chico, D. P. y Bedia, M. G. (eds.) Nueva Ciencia Cognitiva: Hacia una Teoría Integral de la Mente. Madrid: Plaza y Valdés.

Di Paolo, E. A. (2015). El enactivismo y la naturalización de la mente. En Chico, D. P. y Bedia, M. G. (eds.) Nueva Ciencia Cognitiva: Hacia una Teoría Integral de la Mente. Madrid: Plaza y Valdés.

Etxeberria, A. (2015). Biological organization and pathology: three views on normativity. In Lemoine, M. and Giroux, E. (eds.) Naturalism in Philosophy of Health: issues, limits and implications. Springer (under review).

Saborido C., Moreno, A., González-Moreno, M. and Hernández, J. C. (2015). Organizational Malfunctions and the Notions of Health and Disease. In Lemoine, M. and Giroux, E. (eds.) Naturalism in Philosophy of Health: issues, limits and implications. Springer (under review).

Xenakis I., Arnellos A. (2015) Aesthetics as an Emotional Activity That Facilitates Sense-Making: Towards an Enactive Approach to Aesthetic Experience. In: Scarinzi A. (eds) Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind: Beyond Art Theory and the Cartesian Mind-Body Dichotomy. Contributions To Phenomenology, vol 73. Springer, Dordrecht doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9379-7_15

Others (conference papers, proceedings, reviews, etc.)

Bermejo F., Lunati V., Hüg M. X., Di Paolo E. A., Arias C. (2015). Reconocer figuras geométricas con un dispositivo de sustitución sensorial. XV Reunión Nacional y IV Encuentro Internacional de la Asociación Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento y 2º Congreso Argentino de Biología del Comportamiento. 26 – 28 August 2015, Tucumán, Argentina.