Can social interaction constitute social cognition?

  title={Can social interaction constitute social cognition?},
  author={H. D. Jaegher and E. D. Paolo and S. Gallagher},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • H. D. Jaegher, E. D. Paolo, S. Gallagher
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • An important shift is taking place in social cognition research, away from a focus on the individual mind and toward embodied and participatory aspects of social understanding. Empirical results already imply that social cognition is not reducible to the workings of individual cognitive mechanisms. To galvanize this interactive turn, we provide an operational definition of social interaction and distinguish the different explanatory roles - contextual, enabling and constitutive - it can play in… CONTINUE READING
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