Author E. Thompson
Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy (2015, see review at; Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind (2007, see review at; and Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception (1995). He is also the co-author, with Francisco J. Varela and Eleanor Rosch, of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (1991; revised edition 2016).

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Christoff K., Cosmelli D., Legrand D. & Thompson E. (2011) Specifying the Self for Cognitive Neuroscience. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 15: 104–112. Fulltext at
Colombetti G. & Thompson E. (2005) Enacting emotional interpretations with feeling. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28(2): 200–201.
Colombetti G. & Thompson E. (2008) The feeling body: Towards an enactive approach to emotion. In: W. F. Overton, U. Müller & J. Newman (eds.) Developmental perspectives on embodiment and consciousness. Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale NY: 45–68. Fulltext at
Cosmelli D. & Thompson E. (2007) Mountains and Valleys: Binocular Rivalry and the Flow of Experience. Consciousness and Cognition 16: 623–641. Fulltext at
Cosmelli D. & Thompson E. (2010) Embodiment or envatment? Reflections on the bodily basis of consciousness. In: Stewart J., Gapenne O. & Di Paolo E. (eds.) Enaction: Toward a new paradigm for cognitive science. MIT Press: 361–385. Fulltext at
Cosmelli D., Lachaux J.-P. & Thompson E. (2007) Neurodynamics of consciousness. In: Zelazo P. D., Moscovitch M. & Thompson E. (eds.) The Cambridge handbook of consciousness. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge MA: 731–774. Fulltext at
Davis J. H. & Thompson E. (2014) From the Five Aggregates to Phenomenal Consciousness: Toward a Cross-Cultural Cognitive Science. In: Steven Emmaneul (ed.) A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy. John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken NJ: 585–597. Fulltext at
Davis J. H. & Thompson E. (2015) Developing Attention and Decreasing Affective Bias: Toward a Cross-Cultural Cognitive Science of Mindfulness. In: Brown K. W., Creswell J. D. & Ryan R. M. (eds.) Handbook of Mindfulness. Guilford Press, New York: 42–61. Fulltext at
de Waal F., Thompson E. & Proctor J. (2005) Primates, Monks, and the Mind: The Case of Empathy. Journal of Consciousness Studies 12(7): 38–54. Fulltext at
Di Paolo E. & Thompson E. (2014) The enactive approach. In: Shapiro L. (ed.) The Routledge handbook of embodied cognition. Routledge, London: 68–78. Fulltext at
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