Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement

Sabine C. Koch | University of Heidelberg
Thomas Fuchs | University of Heidelberg
Michela Summa | University of Heidelberg
Cornelia Müller | European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)
ISBN 9789027213501 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027213556 | EUR 33.00 | USD 49.95
ISBN 9789027281678 | EUR 99.00/33.00*
| USD 149.00/49.95*
Google Play logo
Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement is an interdisciplinary volume with contributions from philosophers, cognitive scientists, and movement therapists. Part one provides the phenomenologically grounded definition of body memory with its different typologies. Part two follows the aim to integrate phenomenology, conceptual metaphor theory, and embodiment approaches from the cognitive sciences for the development of appropriate empirical methods to address body memory. Part three inquires into the forms and effects of therapeutic work with body memory, based on the integration of theory, empirical findings, and clinical applications. It focuses on trauma treatment and the healing power of movement. The book also contributes to metaphor theory, application and research, and therefore addresses metaphor researchers and linguists interested in the embodied grounds of metaphor. Thus, it is of particular interest for researchers from the cognitive sciences, social sciences, and humanities as well as clinical practitioners.
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 84] 2012.  vii, 468 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
“Overall, this book provides a welcome expansion on the implications of implicit memory for our view of the individual. It also constitutes a much needed attempt at connecting basic cognitive science and applied clinical work.”
“[T]his volume is an invaluable contribution to the literature on body memory.”
Cited by

Cited by 35 other publications

Brencio, Francesca
2022. From Words to Worlds. How Metaphors and Language Shape Mental Health. In Metaphors and Analogies in Sciences and Humanities [Synthese Library, 453],  pp. 319 ff. DOI logo
de Haan, Sanneke
2020. Enactive Psychiatry, DOI logo
Dieterich-Hartwell, Rebekka & Rosie Davis Aubrey
2023. The Reality of Vulnerable Research: Honoring Humanness Amid a Pandemic. American Journal of Dance Therapy DOI logo
Eugeni, Ruggero, Stefania Balzarotti, Federica Cavaletti & Adriano D’Aloia
2020. It Doesn’t Seem_It, But It Is. A Neurofilmological Approach to the Subjective Experience of Moving-Image Time. In The Extended Theory of Cognitive Creativity [Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology, 23],  pp. 243 ff. DOI logo
Froese, Tom
2023. Irruption Theory: A Novel Conceptualization of the Enactive Account of Motivated Activity. Entropy 25:5  pp. 748 ff. DOI logo
Geuter, Ulfried
2023. Gedächtnis – Verkörperte Erinnerung. In Körperpsychotherapie [Psychotherapie: Praxis, ],  pp. 193 ff. DOI logo
Gundersen, Kristian, Stan L. Lindstedt & Hans H. Hoppeler
2016. Muscle memory and a new cellular model for muscle atrophy and hypertrophy. Journal of Experimental Biology 219:2  pp. 235 ff. DOI logo
Invitto, Sara & Patrizia Moselli
2024. Exploring Embodied and Bioenergetic Approaches in Trauma Therapy: Observing Somatic Experience and Olfactory Memory. Brain Sciences 14:4  pp. 385 ff. DOI logo
Karkou, Vicky & Helen Payne
2012. Editorial. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy 7:3  pp. 161 ff. DOI logo
Kašparová, Irena, Beatrice Scutaru & Zsuzsa Millei
2023. ‘When the body speaks back’: Socialization of body-mind dualism in body memories of Cold War childhoods. Journal of Childhood, Education & Society 4:2  pp. 142 ff. DOI logo
Kemp, Rick
2017. The embodied performance pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq. Connection Science 29:1  pp. 94 ff. DOI logo
Koch, Sabine C, Thomas Fuchs & Michela Summa
2014. Body memory and kinesthetic body feedback: The impact of light versus strong movement qualities on affect and cognition. Memory Studies 7:3  pp. 272 ff. DOI logo
Koch, Sabine C.
2019. Das Leibgedächtnis bleibt bei Demenz erhalten. Psychotherapie im Alter 16:1  pp. 35 ff. DOI logo
Koch, Sabine C., Christine Caldwell & Thomas Fuchs
2013. On body memory and embodied therapy. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy 8:2  pp. 82 ff. DOI logo
Koch, Sabine C., Gustav Wirtz, Christian Harter, Matthias Weisbrod, Franziska Winkler, Annett Pröger & Sabine C. Herpertz
2019. Embodied Self in Trauma and Self-Harm: A Pilot Study of Effects of Flamenco Therapy on Traumatized Inpatients. Journal of Loss and Trauma 24:5-6  pp. 441 ff. DOI logo
Lautenbach, Franziska, Damian Jeraj, Jonna Loeffler & Lisa Musculus
2019. Give Me Five? Examining the Psychophysiological Effects of High-Fives in Athletes. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 44:3  pp. 211 ff. DOI logo
LeMesurier, Jennifer Lin
2014. Somatic Metaphors: Embodied Recognition of Rhetorical Opportunities. Rhetoric Review 33:4  pp. 362 ff. DOI logo
Maiese, Michelle
2017. Dissociative Identity Disorder, Ambivalence, and Responsibility. European Journal of Philosophy 25:3  pp. 764 ff. DOI logo
Müller, Cornelia
2024. A Toolbox of Methods for Gesture Analysis. In The Cambridge Handbook of Gesture Studies,  pp. 182 ff. DOI logo
Pitluk Barash, Michal, Michal Elboim-Gabyzon & Einat Shuper Engelhard
2023. Investigating the emotional content of older adults engaging in a fall prevention exercise program integrated with dance movement therapy: a preliminary study. Frontiers in Psychology 14 DOI logo
Pylvänäinen, Päivi, Katriina Hyvönen & Joona Muotka
2020. The Profiles of Body Image Associate With Changes in Depression Among Participants in Dance Movement Therapy Group. Frontiers in Psychology 11 DOI logo
Ramírez-Vizcaya, Susana & Tom Froese
2019. The Enactive Approach to Habits: New Concepts for the Cognitive Science of Bad Habits and Addiction. Frontiers in Psychology 10 DOI logo
Rodríguez-Jiménez, Rosa-María, Manuel Carmona, Sonia García-Merino, Begoña Díaz-Rivas, Israel J. Thuissard-Vasallo & Maria Armaou
2022. Stress, subjective wellbeing and self-knowledge in higher education teachers: A pilot study through bodyfulness approaches. PLOS ONE 17:12  pp. e0278372 ff. DOI logo
Stanek, Dörte
2015. Bridging past and present: Embodied intergenerational trauma and the implications for dance/movement therapy. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy 10:2  pp. 94 ff. DOI logo
Summa, Michela
2014. The Transcendental Aesthetic and the Lived-Body. In Spatio-temporal Intertwining [Phaenomenologica, 213],  pp. 247 ff. DOI logo
Swinton, John
2015. Using Our Bodies Faithfully: Christian Friendship and the Life of Worship. Journal of Disability & Religion 19:3  pp. 228 ff. DOI logo
Sánchez, Camilo & Marcin Moskalewicz
2022. Kinesthesia and Temporal Experience: On the ‘Knitting and Unknitting’ Process of Bodily Subjectivity in Schizophrenia. Diagnostics 12:11  pp. 2720 ff. DOI logo
Tantia, Jennifer Frank
2014. Is intuition embodied? A phenomenological study of clinical intuition in somatic psychotherapy practice. Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy 9:4  pp. 211 ff. DOI logo
Tay, Dennis
2017. Exploring the Metaphor–Body–Psychotherapy Relationship. Metaphor and Symbol 32:3  pp. 178 ff. DOI logo
Tempone-Wiltshire, Julien
2024. The Role of Mindfulness and Embodiment in Group-Based Trauma Treatment. Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia DOI logo
Turmo Vidal, Laia, Elena Márquez Segura & Annika Waern
2023. Intercorporeal Biofeedback for Movement Learning. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 30:3  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
von Peter, Sebastian
2013. Exploring embodied perspectives of change within a psychiatric context: Some preliminary remarks from a psychiatrist. Subjectivity 6:2  pp. 212 ff. DOI logo
Zlatev, Jordan
2016. Turning back to experience in Cognitive Linguistics via phenomenology. Cognitive Linguistics 27:4  pp. 559 ff. DOI logo
Zlatev, Jordan & Johan Blomberg
2016. Embodied intersubjectivity, sedimentation and non-actual motion expressions. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 39:2  pp. 185 ff. DOI logo
[no author supplied]
2013. References and Further Reading. In Between Skins,  pp. 217 ff. DOI logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 13 may 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.


Consciousness Research

Consciousness research

Main BIC Subject

JMR: Cognition & cognitive psychology

Main BISAC Subject

PHI015000: PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011039943 | Marc record