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How the body shapes knowledge : empirical support for embodied cognition

Author: Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Fincher-Kiefer, Rebecca, author.
How the body shapes knowledge
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2019
(DLC) 2019000437
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer
ISBN: 9781433829604 1433829606
OCLC Number: 1078413438
Description: xiv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
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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