What is embodied cognition?

Embodied Cognition

In philosophy, the embodied mind thesis holds that the nature of the human mind is largely determined by the form of the human body. Philosophers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, and artificial intelligence researchers who study embodied cognition and the embodied mind argue that all aspects of cognition are shaped by aspects of the body. The aspects of cognition include high level mental constructs (such as concepts and categories) and human performance on various cognitive tasks (such as reasoning or judgement). The aspects of the body include the motor system, the perceptual system, the body's interactions with the environment (situatedness) and the ontological assumptions about the world that are built into the body and the brain.

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Some articles on embodied cognition:

Lawrence Shapiro - Background
... He published a book on embodied cognition called Embodied Cognition, within which he lays out an in depth explanation of embodied cognition theories and their rivals ...
Six Views of Embodied Cognition - Criticism of The Six Claims
... as to complain that the phrase 'situated cognition' implies, falsely, that there also exists cognition that is not situated (Greeno Moore, 1993, p ...

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