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Bodies and other objects : the sensorimotor foundations of cognition

Author: Rob Ellis, (Psychologist)
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes a unified framework for embodied cognition that reconciles sensorimotor and representational accounts of cognition, connecting currently disparate traditions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Ellis, (Psychologist)
ISBN: 9781108580229 110858022X 9781107446809 1107446805
OCLC Number: 1054910195
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Contents: Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Reframing Cognition; Competing Conceptual Frameworks; Phenomenology Sketched; Phenomenology Tamed; Assembling the Argument; 2 Vision and Action; Representing the World: a Cartesian Approach; The Ecological Context of Vision; Multiple Visual Systems: a Possible Resolution; Affordance Revisited; Visual Phenomenology and Visual Attention; Drawing the Threads Together; 3 Tool Use and Tool Incorporation; Hands; Making and Using Tools. Brain and Cognitive Architecture for Tool Use and ToolmakingThe Effective Body: Remapping Sensorimotor Systems and Neural Plasticity; Natural-born Toolmakers: Genetic Inheritance and Cultural Transmission; 4 Agency, Objects and Others; The Emergence of the Social Brain; Mirror Neurones in Monkeys and Humans: Action Understanding and Imitation; But Mirror Neurons Do Not Just Mirror; Cooperation in Joint Action on Objects; Associative Learning within a Material and Social Culture; A Predictive Brain?; Actions, Intentions and Others: Dancing Again; 5 Material Cultures; Old and New Materialisms. Objects and Agency AgainThe Loop: Making Things, Niche Construction and Remaking the Species; Material Symbols, Networks and Symbol Systems; 6 Language; The Mirror Hypothesis; The Toolmaker Hypothesis; The Joint Action Hypothesis; A Synthesis: Language as a Remarkable Confluence; 7 A Synthesis: Networks of Human Agents as Physical Symbol Systems; Sensorimotor Embedding: the Empirical Case for Our Place; Motor Geniuses and Toolspace; Acting Together: Everything We Do We Do Together; The Very Extended Phenotype and Cultural Toolkits. Adaptation to a Niche: the Exocerebrum and Virtual Symbol SystemsFrom Ready-to-hand to Presence-at-hand: a Spectrum or Two Routes?; A Research Programme for Embodied Cognitive Science; References; Index.
Responsibility: by Rob Ellis, University of Plymouth.

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