Are Older Adults Less Embodied? A Review of Age Effects through the Lens of Embodied Cognition

@inproceedings{Costello2017AreOA,
  title={Are Older Adults Less Embodied? A Review of Age Effects through the Lens of Embodied Cognition},
  author={Matthew C. Costello and Emily K Bloesch},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2017}
}
Embodied cognition is a theoretical framework which posits that cognitive function is intimately intertwined with the body and physical actions. Although the field of psychology is increasingly accepting embodied cognition as a viable theory, it has rarely been employed in the gerontological literature. However, embodied cognition would appear to have explanatory power for aging research given that older adults typically manifest concurrent physical and mental changes, and that research has… CONTINUE READING
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