Beyond the playing field: sport psychology meets embodied cognition

  title={Beyond the playing field: sport psychology meets embodied cognition},
  author={Sian L. Beilock},
  journal={International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology},
  pages={19 - 30}
  • S. Beilock
  • Published 19 February 2008
  • Psychology
  • International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology
In contrast to traditional views of the mind as an abstract information processor, recent theories of embodied cognition suggest that our representations of objects and events are grounded in action. In this review, I document recent behavioral and neuropsychological evidence in support of an embodied viewpoint, and I argue that sensorimotor experience plays a pivotal role in the embodied cognition framework. As such, not only can cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience inform sport… 

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