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Anna M. Borghi

Email:
anna.borghi@istc.cnr.it
Telephone: 
+39 06 49936279
Address: 

1) Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione, Via S. Martino della Battaglia 44, 00185 Roma

2) Dipartimento di Psicologia, Università di Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 5, 40127 Bologna

Profile

Position: 
Associate Researcher
Keywords:
  • embodiment;
Short profile: 

Anna Borghi is associate professor in Psychology at the University of Bologna.

Since 2001 she is also associate researcher at ISTC.

She obtained her PhD in Psychology with a dissertation on the role of perception and action in categorization. She is currently coordinator of the FP7 project ROSSI (Emergence of communication in RObots through Sensorimotor and Social Interaction).

Her research interests concern the interaction between objects, language, and action. Starting from an embodied and grounded cognition perspective, her work focuses on categorization, on affordances, on how language is grounded in perception, action, and emotional systems, on language as a tool which modifies human's way to interact with the world and human's sense of body. She works using experimental methods (behavioral, kinematics) and occasionally brain imaging techniques (TMS, fMRI); she's also interested in computational models and computer simulations.

Web-page: http://laral.istc.cnr.it/borghi/

Publications


Journal articles

   2014
Flumini A., Barca L., Borghi A., Pezzulo G. How do you hold your mouse? Mouse-tracking the compatibility effect between hand posture and stimulus size. In: Psychological Research-Psychologische Forschung, Springer, [Online First 24 October 2014]  image   image

   2013
Borghi A., Scorolli C., Caligiore D., Baldassarre G., Tummolini L. The embodied mind extended: Using words as social tools. In: Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 4 (214) p. -. Frontiers, [Online First 01 May 2013]  image   image   image
Caligiore D., Borghi A., Parisi D., Ellis R., Cangelosi A., Baldassarre G. How affordances associated with a distractor object affect compatibility effects: A study with the computational model TRoPICALS. In: Psychological Research-Psychologische Forschung, vol. 77 (1) pp. 7 - 19. Springer, 2013.  image   image   image
Paglieri F., Borghi A. M., Colzato L., Hommel B., Scorolli C. Heaven can wait. How religion modulates temporal discounting. In: Psychological Research-Psychologische Forschung, vol. 77 (6) pp. 738 - 747. Springer, 2013.  image   image   image
Paglieri F., Scorolli C., Borghi A. M. Modelli evoluzionisti e differenze religiose: alcuni problemi. In: Sistemi Intelligenti, vol. 25 (2) pp. 359 - 366. Il Mulino, 2013.  image   image   image
Roversi C., Borghi A., Tummolini L. A marriage is an artefact and not a walk that we take together: An experimental study on the categorization of artefacts. In: Review of Philosophy and Psychology, [Online First 14 June 2013]  image   image   image
Thill S., Caligiore D., Borghi A. M., Ziemke T., Baldassarre G. Theories and computational models of affordance and mirror systems: An integrative review. In: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol. 37 pp. 491 - 521. Elsevier Ltd, 2013.  image   image
Tummolini L., Scorolli C., Borghi A. Disentangling the sense of ownership from the sense of fairness. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 36 (1) pp. 101 - 102. Cambridge University Press, 2013.  image   image   image

   2011
Borghi A. M., Di Ferdinando A., Parisi D. Objects, spatial compatibility, and affordances: A connectionist study. In: Cognitive Systems Research, vol. 12 pp. 33 - 34. Elsevier, 2011.  image   image
Ranzini M., Borghi A. M., Nicoletti R. With hands I don't centre! Action- and object-related effects of hand-cueing in the line bisection. In: Neuropsychologia, vol. 49 pp. 2918 - 2928. Elsevier, 2011.  image

   2010
Caligiore D., Borghi A. M., Parisi D., Baldassarre G. TRoPICALS: a computational embodied neuroscience model of compatibility effects. In: Psychological Review, vol. 117 pp. 1188 - 1228. 2010.  image

   2005
Borghi A. M., Parisi D., Di Ferdinando A. Action and hierarchical levels of categories: A connectionist perspective. In: Cognitive Systems Research, vol. 6 pp. 99 - 110. 2005.
Parisi D., Borghi A. M., Di Ferdinando A., Tsiotas G. Meaning and motor actions: Behavioral and Artificial Life evidence. Commentary to the target article 'From monkey-like action recognition to human language: An evolutionary framework for neurolinguistics' by Michael A. Arbib. In: BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, vol. 28 pp. 35 - 36. 2005.

Books/Monographs

   2002
Borghi A. M. Scienze della mente. Bologna: Il mulino, 2002.

Contribution to Book/Monograph

   2010
Borghi A. M., Caligiore D., Scorolli C. Objects, words, and actions. Some reasons why embodied models are badly needed in cognitive psychology. In: Applications of Mathematics in Models, Artificial Neural Networks and Arts. pp. 99 - 112. V. Capecchi, M. Buscema, P. Contucci, B. D'Amore (eds.). Berlin: Springer, 2010.  image   image   image

   2005
Tsiotas G., Borghi A. M., Parisi D. Objects and affordances: An Artificial Life simulation. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2005.

   2003
Borghi A. M., Di Ferdinando A., Parisi D. Violation of Category Boundaries: a Connectionist Study with Action-based Categories. London: Erlbaum, 2003.

   2002
Borghi A. M. Borghi, A.M (2002). Violazioni logiche nei processi di categorizzazione e nelle generalizzazioni induttive basate su categorie. In G. Mucciarelli & G. Celani (Eds.). Quando il pensiero sbaglia. La fallacia tra psicologia e scienza. In: Quando il pensiero sbaglia. La fallacia tra psicologia e scienza. G. Mucciarelli, G. Celani (eds.). Torino: UTET, 2002.
Borghi A. M., Di Ferdinando A., Parisi D. The role of perception and action in object categorization. Singapore: World Scientific, 2002.

Proceedings

   2010
Caligiore D., Guglielmelli E., Borghi A., Parisi D., Baldassarre G. A reinforcement learning model of reaching integrating kinematic and dynamic control in a simulated arm robot. In: ICDL-2010 - Ninth IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, 2010. (Ann Arbor, MA, 18-21 August 2010). Proceedings, pp. 211 - 218. B. Kuipers, T. Shultz, A. Stoytchev, C. Yu (eds.). IEEE, 2010.  image
Morlino G., Gianelli C., Borghi A. M., Nolfi S. Developing the Ability to Manipulate Objects: A Comparative Study with Humans and Artificial Agents. In: EPIROB10 - Tenth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (Lund, ). Proceedings, pp. 169 - 170. Lund University Cognitive Studies, 2010.  image   image
Pezzulo G., Barca L., Lamberti Bocconi A., Borghi A. M. Motor Simulation in a Memory Task: Evidence from Rock Climbing. In: Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Portland, Oregon, 11-14/08 2010). Proceedings, p. -. -, 2010.  image

   2009
Caligiore D., Borghi A. M., Parisi D., Baldassarre G. Affordances and compatibility effects: a neural-network computational model. In: NCPW11 - Connectionist Models of Behaviour and Cognition II. Proceedings of the 11th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (Oxford, 16-18 July 2008). Proceedings, pp. 15 - 26. J. Mayor, N. Ruth, K. Plunkett (eds.). World Scientific, 2009.  image

   2005
Tsiotas G., Borghi A. M., Parisi D. Tipo di prensione ed effetti di compatibilità : una simulazione connessionista. In: II Workshop Italiano di Vita Artificiale, CNR. (Roma,, ). Atti, 2005.

   2002
Borghi A. M., Parisi D. The role of action in object categorization. In: Proceedings of the 15th International FLAIRS Conference (Pensacola (FL) , AAAI Press, ). Proceedings, S. Haller and G. Simmons (eds.). 2002.
Borghi A. M., Parisi D. The role of perception and action in object categorisation. In: Proceedings of the seventh neural computation and psychology workshop: connectionist models of cognition and perception (Singapore, World Scientific, ). Proceedings, J. A. Bullinaria and W. Lowe (eds.). 2002.

   2001
Borghi A. M. Taxonomic relations and cognitive economy in conceptual organization. In: In Moore, J.D., & Stenning, K. (eds.), Proceedings of 23rd Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (London: Erlbaum, ). Proceedings, 2001.

Abstracts

   2012
Morlino G., Gianelli C., Borghi A. M., Nolfi S. Category learning through action: A study with human and artificial agents. In: Cognitive Processing. Abstract, vol. 13 pp. s47 - s48. Springer, 2012.  image   image

   2011
Caligiore D., Borghi A. M., Parisi D., Ellis R., Cangelosi A., Baldassarre G. Affordances of distractors and compatibility effects: a study with the computational model TRoPICALS. In: CoSyNe 2011 - Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2011 (Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 24-28 February 2011). Abstract, 2011.  image   image

   2009
Gaudiello I., Caligiore D., Schiavone G., Salerno A., Sergi F., Zollo L., Guglielmelli E., Parisi D., Baldassarre G., Nicoletti R., Borghi A. M. Effects on space representation of using a tool and a button. In: Cognitive Processing. Abstract, vol. 10 (2) pp. 153 - 154. Springer, 2009.  image