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.