From Movement to Thought: Executive Function, Embodied Cognition, and the Cerebellum

  title={From Movement to Thought: Executive Function, Embodied Cognition, and the Cerebellum},
  author={Leonard F. Koziol and Deborah Ely Budding and Dana Chidekel},
  journal={The Cerebellum},
This paper posits that the brain evolved for the control of action rather than for the development of cognition per se. We note that the terms commonly used to describe brain–behavior relationships define, and in many ways limit, how we conceptualize and investigate them and may therefore constrain the questions we ask and the utility of the “answers” we generate. Many constructs are so nonspecific and over-inclusive as to be scientifically meaningless. “Executive function” is one such term in… 
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