Extended Mind - "Mente Ampliada": a device of knowledge of new truths

Journal title INTERAZIONI
Author/s Alessandro Antonucci
Publishing Year 2017 Issue 2017/2
Language Italian Pages 7 P. 59-65 File size 140 KB
DOI 10.3280/INT2017-002006
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In this brief essay the author discusses the concept of Extended Mind and argues that it is a cognitive device similar to, but different from the mechanisms found in transference, countertransference and projected identification. It is a fundamental device in the field of GPMF, but can be activated in the dual nature of the therapeutic relationship. Mirror neurons appear to be key to the functionality of this device.

Keywords: Extended Mind, the knowledge through intuition, the search of truth and unconscious thought, neurons mirror

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Alessandro Antonucci, La Mente Ampliada: un dispositivo di conoscenza di nuove verità in "INTERAZIONI" 2/2017, pp 59-65, DOI: 10.3280/INT2017-002006