The Cultural Constitution of Cognition: Taking the Anthropological Perspective

  title={The Cultural Constitution of Cognition: Taking the Anthropological Perspective},
  author={Andrea Bender and Sieghard Beller},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
To what extent is cognition affected by culture? And how might cognitive science profit from an intensified collaboration with anthropology in exploring this issue? In order to answer these questions, we will first give a brief description of different perspectives on cognition, one that prevails in most cognitive sciences – particularly in cognitive psychology – and one in anthropology. Three basic assumptions of cognitive science regarding the separability of content and process, the context… Expand

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