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Symbols and embodiment : debates on meaning and cognition

Author: Manuel de Vega; Arthur M Glenberg; Arthur C Graesser
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Some cognitive scientists think the mind works like a computer, involving programs composed of abstract and arbitrary symbols. Others think cognition is embodied - based on perceptual and emotional experience. This book is a rare collaboration between scientists holding both viewpoints, in an attempt to better understand the mind.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Symbols and embodiment.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608379653
Online version:
Symbols and embodiment.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609746945
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel de Vega; Arthur M Glenberg; Arthur C Graesser
ISBN: 9780199217274 0199217270
OCLC Number: 233484739
Description: viii, 445 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Framing the debate / Arthur M Glenberg, Manuel de Vega, and Arthur C Graesser --
The limits of covariation / Arthur M Glenberg and Sarita Mehta --
Body and symbol in AutoTutor : conversations that are responsive to the learners' cognitive and emotional states / Arthur C Graesser and G Tanner Jackson --
Symbolism, embodied cognition, and the broader debate / Lawrence Shapiro --
What brain imaging can tell us about embodied meaning / Marcel Adam Just --
Grounding language in the brain / Friedemann Pulvermüller --
Symbols and embodiment from the perspective of a neural modeller / Andreas Knoblauch --
Symbol systems and perceptual representations / Walter Kintsch --
Experiential traces and mental simulations in language comprehension / Rolf A Zwann --
Defining embodiment in understanding / Anthony J Sanford --
A mechanistic model of three facets of meaning / Deb Roy --
The symbol grounding problem has been solved, so what's next? / Luc Steels --
Language and simulation in conceptual processing / Lawrence W Barsalou [and others] --
Levels of embodied meaning : from pointing to counterfactuals / Manuel de Vega --
Language comprehension is both embodied and symbolic / Max Louwerse and Patrick Jeuniaux --
A well grounded education : the role of perception in science and mathematics / Robert Goldstone, David Landy, and Ji Y Son --
Mending or abandoning cognitivism? / Antoni Gomila --
An embodied cognition perspective on symbols, gesture, and grounding instruction / Mitchell J Nathan --
Reflecting on the debate / Manuel de Vega, Arthur C Graesser, and Arthur M Glenberg.
Responsibility: edited by Manuel de Vega, Arthur M. Glenberg, Arthur C. Graesser.
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