From September 2016 to August 2017 I will be a postdoctoral fellow at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). My research will focus on the origins of low-level mental state attribution in infants. In this regard, I will investigate the extent to which a complex phenomenological theory, the theory of “pairing,” can enlighten most recent research in cognitive science. Related issues I will deal with closely are: neonatal imitation, dynamisms of perception, mirror neurons, minimal shared intentionality, self-other differentiation, and animal social cognition.
I received my PhD in Philosophy and my Cognitive Science Certificate from the University of Memphis (USA) in May 2016. My dissertation was entitled “Developmental Phenomenology: Epistemic Grounding, Infant Imitation, and Pairing,” and my dissertation committee was composed of Shaun Gallagher (Chair), Tom Nenon (Co-chair), Deborah Tollefsen, John Tienson, and Dan Zahavi.
Thanks to the support of the Humboldt Foundation Anneliese Maier Research Award, I was a visiting researcher at the University of Bochum (Germany) from May 2013-July 2013 and from June 2015-July 2015. In 2015 I was also a visiting researcher for several months at the Husserl-Archives in Cologne (Germany) and at the Center for Subjectivity Research in Copenhagen (Denmark). I earned my BA (2008) and MA (2011) in Philosophy from the University of Milan (Italy).
Recent and forthcoming publications:
Vincini, S., Jhang, Y., Buder, E. & Gallagher, S. (in press). Neonatal Imitation: Key Empirical and Theoretical Questions are still open. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
De Warren, N. (in press). Husserl e la promessa del tempo. Vincini, S. (Trans.). Pisa: Edizioni ETS.
Vincini, S. (2017). Review-article of Andrea Staiti, Husserl’s Transcendental Phenomenology: Nature, Spirit, and Life (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge 2014). Philosophy in Review, 37(1), 36–38. https://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/pir/article/view/16168/7072
Vincini, S. & Gallagher, S. (2016). The Phenomenology of Egoic and Non-egoic Consciousness. In Kirk Warren Brown and Mark. R. Leary (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Hypo-egoic Phenomena (pp. 31–46). Oxford University Press.
Vincini, S. & Gallagher, S. (2015). Phenomenology (philosophical). In Robin Cautin and Scott Lilienfeld (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118625392.wbecp330/full