Six views of embodied cognition

  title={Six views of embodied cognition},
  author={Margaret Wilson},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
  • Margaret Wilson
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Philosophy
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
The emerging viewpoint of embodied cognition holds that cognitive processes are deeply rooted in the body’s interactions with the world. This position actually houses a number of distinct claims, some of which are more controversial than others. This paper distinguishes and evaluates the following six claims: (1) cognition is situated; (2) cognition is time-pressured; (3) we off-load cognitive work onto the environment; (4) the environment is part of the cognitive system; (5) cognition is for… 
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