At the root of embodied cognition: Cognitive science meets neurophysiology

@article{Garbarini2004AtTR,
  title={At the root of embodied cognition: Cognitive science meets neurophysiology},
  author={Francesca Garbarini and Mauro Adenzato},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={2004},
  volume={56},
  pages={100-106}
}
Recent experimental research in the field of neurophysiology has led to the discovery of two classes of visuomotor neurons: canonical neurons and mirror neurons. In light of these studies, we propose here an overview of two classical themes in the cognitive science panorama: James Gibson's theory of affordances and Eleanor Rosch's principles of categorization. We discuss how theoretical perspectives and neuroscientific evidence are converging towards the current paradigm of embodied cognition… Expand
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