What's embodied and how can we tell?

  title={What's embodied and how can we tell?},
  author={Matthew R. Longo},
  journal={European Journal of Social Psychology},
  • M. Longo
  • Published 1 December 2009
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Social Psychology
This paper by Daum, Sommerville, and Prinz (2009) presents an intriguing theory of the development of social cognition, distinguishing early developing embodied processing, based on perception and production of bodily states, from later emerging symbolic processing, based on language. While this distinction is discussed predominantly in relation to social understanding, it is broadly applicable to cognition more generally. In emphasizing the sensory and motor bases of infants’ and young… 
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