Massimiliano (Max) Cappuccio is Assistant Professor at UAE University, in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, where he directs the Cog Sci Lab and the only interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Program in the region. He is a member of the Laboratory of Psycholinguistics, run in collaboration with New York University Abu Dhabi, and one of the funding members of the UAE chapter of the IEEE Automation & Robotics Society. He has a background in phenomenologically informed approaches to embodied cognition, artificial intelligence theory, and social cognition. He is currently working on a UAE-NRF-funded interdisciplinary project at the intersection of embodied cognition and sport psychology, focusing on cognitive models of athletic skill acquisition and disruption. He is currently editing the MIT Press Handbook of Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology.