Shaun Gallagher @ University of Memphis

Media, Videos, Podcasts, etc.




Gallagher lecturing

Exploring Inner Space in Outer Space

Walter Powell Philosophy Lecture

Linfield College, Oregon (6-7 November 2013).



Lecture: Philosophy in virtual environments

PPLS Interdisciplinary Seminar, 8th July 2014, at the University of Edinburgh
Lecture on the Neurophenomenlogy of Awe and Wonder project.




Varieties of embodied cognition.  2014. Collaboration with Miranda Anderson, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh, on the History of Distributed Cognition Project.  Video to introduce scholars in literary studies to concepts of embodied cognition. 




Interview by Claudia Faita, during workshop "Experiencing the Embodied Mind" organized by Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (PERCRO) of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. 7-12/10/2013 Caste of Gargonza (Arezzo, Italy)





Gallagher lecture on space Lecture at the University of Cologne: Space and spirituality: Experiments in mixed and virtual reality.  Weltraum, Wissenschaft und Spiritualität. Public Lecture and discussion with novelist Martin Mosebach and German astronaut Gerhard Thiele. Morphomata International Center for Advanced Studies, University of Cologne. (24 June 2013) Media coverage: Der Weltraum und die großen Gefühle (see video).


Philosophy TV

Gallagher, S. and Stueber, K. 2012. On empathy. Philosophy TV.


SanSShaun Gallagher: Enactively extended intentionality

Gallagher, S. 2011. Video: Enactively extended intentionality. eSMCs Summer School. San Sebastian, Spain. -- I argue that the extended mind hypothesis requires an enactive, neo-pragmatic concept of intentionality if it is to develop proper responses to a variety of objections. This enactive concept of intentionality is based on the phenomenological concept of a bodily (or motor or operative) intentionality outlined by Husserl and Merleau-Ponty. I explore the connections between this concept and recent embodied approaches to social cognition.  Lecture at the San Sebastian Summer School, 2011.

Shaun Gallagher

Interview with Shaun Gallagher on the embodied mind. At the eSMCs Summer School. San Sebastian, Spain. (2011).


at NY academy

Gallagher, S. 2011. Discussion on the concept of the self. The New York Academy of Sciences - April 28, 2011
A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Linking Belief to Behavior.



Gallagher, S. 2008. Non-representation in action. Life and Mind Seminar 4th Feb 2008 University of Sussex. – a longish lecture at the University of Sussex. Not great quality video.
Also at:,_2008_Shaun_Gallagher,_University_of_Sussex


Gallagher, S. 2005. How the body shapes the mind. UCF In Print -- television interview on the book.




Gallagher, S. 2017. Phenomenology. Interview on Philosophy Talk (radio show). Original live broadcast: 23 April 2017. Rebroadcast on 128 public radio stations. Podcast available soon from iTunes.






Gallagher, S. 2016. Awe and wonder. Australian National Radio Interview. The Philosopher's Zone.  Interviewed by Joe Gelonesi.  Sunday 13 March 2016 5:30 PM (Sydney).

Audio podcast. Seminar: The social extended mind. Phenomenology, Minds and Media. Mellon Sawyer Seminar, Duke University. (poor quality recording). Introduced by Owen Flanagan.



Videotaped interview with Shaun Gallagher. 2015. Hands. Television documentary serial, aired on the Croatian Public Television (30 September 2015).

Interview with Shaun Gallagher. 2014. Part II. Patterns of research (PDF).  Published in English and Polish translation. Przemysław Nowakowski, Jacek S. Podgórski, Marek Pokropski, Witold Wachowski. Avant 2 (2).

Cologne Lecture Image

Meeting of Philosopher, Astronaut and Author. University of Cologne announcement. (20 June 2013)

Media coverage: Der Weltraum und die großen Gefühle -- Space, Science and Spirituality lecture at the University of Cologne.  In Universitäts Zeitung. June 2013, pp. 1-2.


EmboInterview with Shaun Gallagher. 2013. Interviewed and quoted by Katrin Weigmann (2013). Our sense of self. In EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization).  Reports: Science and Society Section. ( (13 August 2013). doi:10.1038/embor.2013.124).

Gallagher, S. 2012. Interviewed and quoted in Evan Selinger, Why It's OK to Let Apps Make You a Better Person. The Atlantic. 9 March 2012.

Interview with Shaun Gallagher (2011). From Varela to a different phenomenology (PDF). Published in English and Polish translation. Przemysław Nowakowski, Jacek S. Podgórski, Marek Pokropski, Witold Wachowski. Avant 2 (2).


Magazine of Yoga
A two-part interview (by Susan Maier-Moul) on the body and yoga. Part I: How yoga works: Posture and human potential and Part II: Bodies, experience and yoga. (December 2010).


New York Times
See a New York Times science article by John Tierney, A World of Eloquence in an Upturned Palm (28 August 2007), which cites some research that I'm doing with David McNeill and colleagues. Download the research paper here.


Boston Globe
See a Boston Globe "Ideas" article by Drake Bennett, Don't just stand there, think. (13 January 2008),
which incorporates a small piece of an interview with me on embodied cognition.


German radio
Listen to a German Public Radio science program which incorporates parts of an interview with me by Martin Hubert. Science in Focus (Wissenschaft im Brennpunkt), a special program on The Body in the Head [Körper im Kopf] (recorded March 13, 2007 at Bochum Universität. Aired 20 January 2008). Listen: MP3 or go here and click on 'Flash'.
Croatia TV
Interview on embodied cognition. Interviewed by Z. Radman; Croatian Public Television The Universe of the Mind, aired January 2008.
Globus magazine

Globus article

See a Globus (Croation news weekly magazine) insert of brief interview with me on the concept of embodied cognition, Kako funkcioniramo kao misleca bica? (7 March 2008), p. 65.

Science And Philosophy Meet To Tackle The Mysteries Of The Human Mind. Interviewed and quoted by Medical News Today (, published 13 August 2008.
science and consiousness review
How the Body Shapes the Mind. Interview with Shaun Gallagher by Thomas Ramsoy. Science and Consciousness Review.