The Embodied Cognition Research Programme

  title={The Embodied Cognition Research Programme},
  author={Larry Shapiro},
  journal={Philosophy Compass},
Embodied Cognition is an approach to cognition that departs from traditional cognitive science in its reluctance to conceive of cognition as computational and in its emphasis on the significance of an organism’s body in how and what the organism thinks. Three lines of embodied cognition research are described and some thoughts on the future of embodied cognition offered. The embodied cognition research programme, hereafter EC, departs from more traditional cognitive science in the emphasis it… 

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