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How the body shapes knowledge : empirical support for embodied cognition, Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer

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How the body shapes knowledge : empirical support for embodied cognition
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How the body shapes knowledge
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empirical support for embodied cognition
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Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer
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  • "If you are leaning backwards in your chair, are you more likely to think about the past than the future? When you say that someone "leaves me cold," do you literally feel cold? What role does the body play in our perceptions of the world? Is the mind calculating machine, or are our thoughts and emotions "grounded" in specific, felt, bodily experience? Questions like these have long driven research in embodied cognition, a theory of mental functioning that has gained increasing prominence in recent decades. This book explores embodied cognition from an experimental psychology perspective. Author Rebecca-Fincher Kiefer examines a wealth of evidence, including behavioral studies supported by neuroscientific findings, that suggest that our knowledge of the world is represented, or grounded, in the neural pathways that were used when we initially experienced those concepts. A "reuse" of these same neural pathways, according to embodiment theory, is therefore what constitutes thinking. With compelling descriptions and an investigative spirit, this book is essential reading for graduate and undergraduate students, and anyone seeking to understand the past, present, and future of human cognition."--
  • "This book explores embodied cognition from an experimental psychology perspective. Rebecca-Fincher Kiefer examines a wealth of evidence, including behavioral studies supported by neuroscientific findings, that suggest that our knowledge of the world is represented, or grounded, in the neural pathways that were used when we initially experienced those concepts. A "reuse" of these same neural pathways, according to embodiment theory, is therefore what constitutes thinking. This book is essential reading for graduate and undergraduate students, and anyone seeking to understand the past, present, and future of human cognition"--
  • "This book explores embodied cognition from an experimental psychology perspective. It takes a three-pronged approach to organizing and synthesizing the extensive experimental results concerning the theory of embodiment. These three approaches are represented by Arthur Glenberg's; Lawrence Barsalou's; and Lakoff and Johnson's Metaphors. The book consists of nine chapters. Chapter one provides introduction about the overview of the book and its subsequent chapters. Chapters two through five presents material that supports the role of the body in different cognitive processes--perception of distance, perception of size--but also how our bodies affect our sense of control, power, even judgments about free will and includes a discussion of how culture may mediate some of these judgments. Chapters six and seven address how empirical results can demonstrate that sensorimotor simulation is the mechanism that provides meaning. Evidence will include such research as that demonstrating that emotional facial responses are simulations of others' emotional reactions even in the absence of motoric mimicry. Finally, in Chapter eight explores how language, specifically metaphor, reflects the grounding of meaning. The book concludes with chapter nine that addresses the current status of embodiment and attempts to simplify the complex reactions to the theory. In the end, it will be left to experimental cognitive psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, and cognitive scientists to continue with the empirical investigations and modeling of cognitive processes to determine if the theory of embodiment will in fact be the paradigm shift that unifiesfies psychology as a discipline."--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)
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.F56 2019
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How the body shapes knowledge : empirical support for embodied cognition, Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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An introduction to the theory of embodied cognition -- The body's role in perception -- The body's role in social and emotional judgments -- The body's role in higher order cognition -- The body's role in language comprehension -- The role of simulation in cognitive judgments -- The role of simulation in emotion -- The role of metaphor in the representation of abstract concepts -- Reactions to the theory of embodied cognition -- References -- Index
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xiv, 195 pages
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online
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9781433830846
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How the body shapes knowledge : empirical support for embodied cognition, Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to the theory of embodied cognition -- The body's role in perception -- The body's role in social and emotional judgments -- The body's role in higher order cognition -- The body's role in language comprehension -- The role of simulation in cognitive judgments -- The role of simulation in emotion -- The role of metaphor in the representation of abstract concepts -- Reactions to the theory of embodied cognition -- References -- Index
Dimensions
cm
Extent
xiv, 195 pages
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online
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9781433830846
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(DcWaAPA)apa09775143

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