THUNK – 137. Embodied Cognition

 

Is a brain all you need to have a functional mind? Is the body just peripheral to cognition? Many researchers think so, but advocates of embodied cognition have different ideas.

(Quick note: “Altered Carbon” is racy & gory, but also very good. It doesn’t get particularly hung up on the “Is a copy of my mind REALLY MEEEE?!” question, touches on a lot of interesting problems with technological immortality, & actually has a lot of interesting test cases & scenarios for the concept of embodied cognition.)

-Links for the Curious-

The Metaphorical Structure of the Human Conceptual System (Lakoff & Johnson, 1980) – pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7756/0f155993cf906f0d8077d940f06e40b43cf0.pdf

“A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain” by Samuel McNerny –
blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/a-brief-guide-to-embodied-cognition-why-you-are-not-your-brain/

“Embodied Cognition,” the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – plato.stanford.edu/entries/embodied-cognition/

“Embodied cognition is not what you think it is” by Andrew D. Wilson* and Sabrina Golonka – www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00058/full

The Poverty of Embodied Cognition (Goldinger et al, 2016) – psychsciencenotes.blogspot.com/2016/02/on-poverty-of-embodied-cognition.html?m=1

“You Think with the World, Not Just Your Brain” by Sam Kriss, a summary of a related phenomenon called “extended cognition” – www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/10/extended-embodied-cognition/542808/?utm_source=yahoo

A Cognitive Study of Happiness Metaphors in Persian and English (Safarnejad et al, 2014) – www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042814015456

Why You May Want to Stand Like a Superhero”, by Robin S. Rosenberg – www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-superheroes/201107/why-you-may-want-stand-superhero

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