Mog Stapleton is currently a visiting researcher at East China University, Shanghai. Her background is in philosophy and cognitive science with a particular focus on 4E (embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended) philosophy and the importance of affect for cognitive science. She first encountered the work of Varela at the University of Sussex where many people within the cognitive science research groups were discussing autopoiesis and other enactive ideas. Going on to complete her PhD at Edinburgh under the supervision of Andy Clark she worked on uncovering the ways in which the embodiment approaches in standard philosophy and cognitive science can be developed to incorporate important insights of the enactive approach. She is currently working on connecting enactive insights with approaches to education and bringing these into dialogue with research in Chinese Philosophy.