Embodied Cognition: A field guide

@article{Anderson2003EmbodiedCA,
  title={Embodied Cognition: A field guide},
  author={Michael L. Anderson},
  journal={Artif. Intell.},
  year={2003},
  volume={149},
  pages={91-130}
}
The nature of cognition is being re-considered. Instead of emphasizing formal operations on abstract symbols, the new approach foregrounds the fact that cognition is, rather, a situated activity, and suggests that thinking beings ought therefore be considered first and foremost as acting beings. The essay reviews recent work in Embodied Cognition, provides a concise guide to its principles, attitudes and goals, and identifies the physical grounding project as its central research focus. 
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