Conference Program

June 3-5, 2024

Draft Program
10 years Cognitive Futures in The Arts and Humanities - Catania 2024
From 4E to 5E Cognition: about Emotions

Monday, 3 June 2024, morning

University of Catania, Italy

  • 9:30 am

    Conference Opening & Registration

    Welcome and opening with all organizers
  • 10:00 am

    Emotions in Action. A Neuroscientific Perspective

    Vittorio Gallese
  • 11:00 am
    Coffee break
  • 11:30 am

Panel 1

Shared Emotions, Real or Imagines

Mystery Loves Company
Lisa Zunshine

Emotions, Identity, and Narrative: Dissociation, Multiple Personalities, and the Agency of Integration
Naomi Rokotniz

Ellen Spolsky

Panel 2

Emotion and Place: From 4E to 5E Approaches to Architecture Cities (1) Organizer: Fingerhut

Joerg Fingerhut/John Sutton

A Roman Thought Has Struck Him": Emotion and Place on the Early Modern English Stage
Lyn Tribble

The Embodied Architectural Journey: Navigating Emotional Resonance from Vitruvius to Contemporary Neuroscience
Dora Anastasi

Feeling and Remembering Architecture: How Embodied Atmospheres Amplify Emotions and Prime Memories, Illustrated through the Baroque Spaces and the 20th-Century Exhibition Design of Palazzo Rosso in Genoa
Elisabetta Canepa


Cognitive Cultural Studies (1)

Emotions in memory. A historical inquiry into ancient and medieval theories of cognition
Line Cecilie Engh

The Franks Casket and Blend Tolerance: A Cognitive Crack at an Early English Riddle
Jacob Goldbeck

Embodied jealousy. Insights from Latin Literature and Language
Roberta Leotta


The Power of Moving Images (1)

Does Camera Movement Move Us – or, How 5E Is Film Viewing? Investigating film viewers’ motions and emotions.
Lisa-Maria van Klaveren

Expected vs. Unexpected: Contruction of Emotion in Cinema in the Era of Transmediality
Anna Tashchenko

Hues on Screen: Exploring Emotions and Cognitive Semiotics
Derya Tok

  • 1:00 pm
Monday, 3 June 2024, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Monday, 3 June 2024 / afternoon

University of Catania, Italy

  • 2:00 pm

    Experiencing Zhi: Emotion and cognition in literary creation viewed from ancient Chinese literary theory

    Benito Garcia Valero
  • 3:00 pm

    Semir Zeki and Team (Samuel Rasche, Taylor Enoch)

  • 4:00 pm
    Coffee break
  • 4:30 pm


Emotion and Place: From 4E to 5E Approaches to Architecture and Cities (2) Org: Joerg Fingerhut/ John Sutton RESP: Colombetti

Enacting Change through Participatory Art
Harry Drummond

Emotions layered in traces and places: situated affect and the aesthetics of superposition
John Sutton

Experiencing the Urban Sublime
Sanna Lehtinen

“Your Emotional City!”: Berlin as a Case Study for Urban Aesthetic Emotions
Joerg Fingerhut


Moral Emotions in Literary Reception Org: Márta Horváth

Anger and pity as reader’s emotions in Hungarian social novels
JMárta Horváth

Emotions in literary corpora: problems, methods and solutions
Gábor Simon

Two types of moral-related disgust and empathetic resistance to fiction
Efi Kyprianidou

In praise of the visceral. Disgust as an experience of cognitive tension in poetry: enaction and embodiment in the aesthetic experience of a mixed affect
Adriana Bermejo Lozano


AI in 4D: A Conversation about Aliveness in Performance Org: Rodoniki Athanasiadou

Signs of life: Challenges for the humanoid AI performer
Brad Krumholz

The commons of the lung: Future breath aesthetics
Sozita Goudouna

Esthetics of inquiry and their applications in AI
Rodoniki Athanasiadou


Emotions and the Performative Arts (1) Org: Amy Cook

To Hecuba: Emotions in and from the performative arts
Amy Cook

Emotion in the Theatre History Class
Rhonda Blair

Evolutionary Kinesiology and Acting: Shaking Off Emotions
Marie Adamova

Embarrassment and Boredom – Positive Impulses in Acting
Martina Musilová

Sharing the sorrow: operatic acting in contemporary production of baroque opera - Händel's Alcina
Šárka Havlíčková Kysová


Cognition and Affect in Medical Humanities (1)

Narration, emotion and medicine: a sentiment analysis
Paola Villani

Painting, grief, and continuing bonds
Jussi A. Saarinen

The influence of emotional and affective factors on navigation ability
Francesca Foti

Not Off in Their Own Little World: Neurodivergence, Emotion, and Climate Fiction
Douglas Basford


Emotional Dynamics in Literary Texts (1)

The Cognitive Aesthetics of Emotive Experience
Margaret H. Freeman

Literary Difficulty: George Meredith and Narrative Emotion
Peter Garratt

Modulated Emotions. On the Relation of Style, Genre and Emotion in the Fairy Tale
Christine Knoop

No body, never mind? Embodiment constraints and the experience of empathy in Jan Koneffke’s Die Tsantsa-Memoiren
Ana Margarida Abrantes

Exploring the effects of reader ‘mindset’ on the aesthetic experience of poetry
Patrick James Errington

  • 6:30 pm
    Close of the first day

Monday, 3 June 2024, 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, 4 June 2024 / morning

University of Catania, Italy

  • 10:00 am

    Against Disinterest: Implications of Enactivism for Cognition and Aesthetic Experience

    Giovanna Colombetti
  • 11:00 am
    Coffee break
  • 11:30 am


Cognitive cultural Studies (2)

Film and the Emotions of Tragedy for Our Climate Emergency
Bruce McConachie

Chornobyl: a Palimpsest of Ancient Relics, of Memories of abandoned Landscape and the devastating emotions of a Military Occupation
Alla Kurzenkova

Metrics on biodiversity and the relationship with emotions
Giulia Leonetti


Emotions and the performative arts (2)

The dynamical relationships of action, emotion and narrative in an actor training studio: Emergent intersubjective meaning in embodied fictional worlds
Richard J. Kemp

A Holding the Puppet’s Hand: An Experimental Investigation of the Puppeteer as a Cognitive Guide to the Audience’s Immersion in Fiction
Ana Díaz Barriga

Grotowski and the Essence of the Actor’s Skill: Embodied Memory, Empathy, and Truth in Performance
Yanna Popova


Emotional Dynamics in Literary Texts (2)

Gesture and Empathetic Imagination in Poetry
Friederike Foedtke

Enacting Grief in The Unfortunates (1969) by B.S. Johnson: Recurring Circles of Reflective Memory
Daria Baryshnikova

Representation of emotional states Existing in the Cognitive Poetry World: Sense Metaphors
Aybüke Güçlü Demir/ Fatih Arslan


Emotions in socio-cultural and behavioral context (1)

Soundtracking the Self: Musical Layering and Emotional Narrativity
Marco Bernini

Emotion and Embodiment in Multiscreen Contexts
Wyatt Moss-Wellington

Emotional bodies extend through music (and Gregorio Magno and Monteverdi already knew it)
Serena Allegra

Singing the Body Collective: Affect Contagion in Communal Lyrics
Sharon Lattig

  • 1:00 pm
Tuesday, 4 June 2024, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, 4 June 2024 / afternoon

University of Catania, Italy

  • 2:00 pm

    Dancing with Emotions: enriching the 5 E Cognition in Dance Pedagogy
    Garamh Kim

    Intimacy Workshop: Exploring Intimacy through the Prisma of Technology
    Marjan Sharifi

  • 3:00 pm

    What Is Embodied Cognitive Microhistory?

    Hannah Wojciehowski
  • 4:00 pm
    Coffee break
  • 4:30 pm


Emotions and the performative arts (3)

The Dynamics of the Center of Pressure (COP) during a spectator's experience
M. Clément Mager

Scenographic Contraptions: Designing uncertainty and orchestrating error for the generation of participatory scenography
Christina (Xristina) Penna

Mind’s Eye: Memory, Perception and Audio Description in the Theatre
Robert Shaughnessy


Cognition and Affect in Medical Humanities Discourse (2)

Training to promote navigational skills in healthy population: a systematic review with a particular focus on the emotional, motivational and attitudinal dimensions
Luca Pullano/Santo Di Nuovo/ Francesca Foti

Fragmented Memories and PTSD: the role of photography in intermedial literature
Anja Meyer

4E Cognition, Creativity and Flow: the work of autistic artists
Ilona Roth

With his memory of the future in the past”: Narrative Construction of Subjective Temporal Viewpoints in Frank Herbert’s Dune and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune
Aimee Koristka


Emotional Dynamics in Literary Texts (3)

Theory of Imagination and Emotions in Louise Gluck's Poems
Slavica Srbinovska

Cognitive processing of counterfactuals in literature
Ainur Kakimova

Gefühlstextualität and Reader’s Emotions. Designing an Experimental Research between (German) Literature and Neuroscience
Irene Orlandazzi

Cognitive Coping in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Miss Brill’ and ‘Bliss’in Louise Gluck's Poems
Gwenda Koo

Cognition and aesthetic experience when reading literature in a foreign language: how do we perceive and process metaphors?
Monika Płużyczka


Emotions in socio-cultural and behavioral context (2)

Authenticity as Existential Affect: Street Art, Baum, and the Feeling of Belonging Here
Michael Wheeler

Imagination in Reading Texts of Fiction: Social Reading and Social Cognition
Pascal Nicklas/Gerhard Lauer

Familiarity-Related Feelings and Literary Experience. A Case Study in the Aesthetic Function of Epistemic Feelings.
David Romand

On the embodiment of negation in Italian sign language (LIS): An embodied approach
Sabina Fontana /Valentina Cuccio

Varieties of the dark: Emotional and cognitive effects in reading poems from dark romanticism
Jana Lüdtke


New Technologies and Emotions

Emotion-as-value: Enactive challenges for machine consciousness
Robin L. Zebrowski

A perfect storm of sympathy: online misogyny and the cognitive ecology of the internet
Nicola K Shaughnessy

Decoding the harmony of emotions: Unraveling Emotional Neural Dynamics through EEG and AI.
Salvatore Calcagno/Daniela Giordano

Exploring the Connection Between Real and Virtual Body in the context of emotions
Volha Saroka


Aesthetic emotions and quasi-emotions

Individual Differences and Aesthetic preferences for reactive objects
Daniela Conti,Alessandro /Soranzo, Eleonora Bilotta/Francesca Bertacchi

“Design for terror” in oral traditions: a cognitive approach
Anna Bonifazi

‘Through the chest, through the heart’: Emotional resonances in Homer.
Sotera Fornaro /Raffaella Viccei

Revisiting resentment – how and why Nietzsche invented a new emotion, and what is the use of it?
Jacek Dobrowolski

  • 6:30 pm
    Close of the second day

Tuesday, 4 June 2024, 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, 5 June 2024 / morning

University of Catania, Italy

  • 10:00 am


Cognitive Cultural studies (3)

Art, Politics, & Quantum Mechanics: Le Cabinet des Beaux Arts of Charles Perrault Cognitive Translation
Jennifer Davis Taylor

Cognitive Translation and Interpreting Studies and the study of emotions: epistemological developments
Álvaro Marín García

A Matter of Style: An Embodied, Extended, Enacted, Embedded, and Ecological Proposal for Memory
Emanuele Prezioso


Emotions and the performative arts (2)

Empathy and Emotions in Motion-Capture Acting
Dan Leberg

Creating The Sisters B.
Annika Boholm/Kersti Grunditz Brennan

Real Movement in Virtual Worlds: questions and hypotheses about shaping affective experiences in virtual worlds and realities
Karen Pearlman


Emotional Dynamics in Literary Texts (3)

Virginia Woolf, Emotion, and Extended Cognition
Omri Moses

The Intelligence of Emotions: Proust to Virtual Reality
Saskia Schabio

Exploring forms, characteristics, and aesthetic dimension of literary narratives through reader responses to ‘La Madre’. An experimental Analysis Model’
Naji Al Omleh


Cognitive Perspectives on Aesthetics and Art Reception

Affective Perceptualism: Perception, Emotion, and the Ground of Aesthetic Judgment
Tyler Olsson

Bernard Berenson between cognition and emotion
Myriam Catalano

The role of emotions in sense-making with art: an interdisciplinary study
Gemma Schino


Emotions and AI Consciousness?

“I see what you feel”. An exploratory study to investigate the understanding of robot emotions in deaf children.
Carla Cirasa/Helene Høgsdal/Daniela Conti

The role of authorship acknowledgment and fear of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as underlying mechanisms of the negative bias toward AI in aesthetic appreciation
Giulia Torromino

Affective Technologies and Intimate Generative AI: The Problem with Ersatz Others
Robert William Clowes


Enacting Emotions

Homeostasis and Poetry
Victor Bermudez

The case for metalepsis and intertextuality as literary and hermeneutic axioms
Paola Del Zoppo

Enactive Mediology
Francesco Parisi

  • 11:30 am
    Coffee break
  • 12:00 pm

    Creativity and Contingency: A 4/5 E Perspective
    Karin Kukkonen

  • 1:00 pm
Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, 5 June 2024 / afternoon

University of Catania, Italy

  • 2:00 pm
    Trip to Taormina
  • 6:30 pm
    Close of conference