From Wide Cognition to Mechanisms: A Silent Revolution

  title={From Wide Cognition to Mechanisms: A Silent Revolution},
  author={M. Miłkowski and Robert W. Clowes and Zuzanna Rucińska and Aleksandra Przegalinska and T. Zawidzki and J. Krueger and A. Gies and M. McGann and Łukasz Afeltowicz and W. Wachowski and F. Stjernberg and V. Loughlin and Mateusz Hohol},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  • M. Miłkowski, Robert W. Clowes, +10 authors Mateusz Hohol
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • In this paper, we argue that several recent ‘wide’ perspectives on cognition (embodied, embedded, extended, enactive, and distributed) are only partially relevant to the study of cognition. While these wide accounts override traditional methodological individualism, the study of cognition has already progressed beyond these proposed perspectives toward building integrated explanations of the mechanisms involved, including not only internal submechanisms but also interactions with others, groups… CONTINUE READING
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