Ingar Brinck


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Languages and Literature


  • embodied cognition, embedded cognition, dynamic systems, improvisation, joint action, engagement, metacognition, skill, norms, change-blindness, joint attention, reference, pointing, cooperation, creativity, Developmental psychology, art history, visual culture, numismatics, material culture, visual rhetoric, cultural transfer, early modern, attention


My research is interdisciplinary at the intersection of philosophy, psychology and linguistics/gesture studies and concerns foundational issues about cognition and communication from a philosophical, developmental, and evolutionary perspective. I conceive of cognition and communication as embodied and embedded dynamic processes within a larger ecological framework. Publications mainly in psychology, philosophy and cognitive science, centred along three parallel lines of research: (1) social cognition, cooperation, coordination, social norms, intersubjectivity, and joint action; (2) multimodal communication and verbal reference, indexicality, pointing, gaze, and joint attention; (3) creativity, situated meta-cognition and meta-attention, self- and other-awareness, improvisation, and expert skill.  On-going work on second-person engagement in infancy; Human-Robot Interaction; material engagement and aesthetic experience in the arts and crafts practices; joint improvisation; togetherness and the We; sensorimotor interaction, pre-reflective cognition, and dialogue; change-blindness.

Recent research outputs

Ingar Brinck, 2018 Jan 15, Proceedings from A Body of Knowledge : Embodied Cognition and the Arts conference 8-10 Dec 2016. Penny, S. & Donahey, K. (eds.). Irvine: eScholarship University of California , p. 1-19

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Ingar Brinck, 2017 Aug 30, p. 33-35 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Ingar Brinck, Reddy, V. & Zahavi, D., 2017 Apr 1, Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World. Durch, C., Fuchs, T. & Tewes, C. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, p. 131-147 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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