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Mind in motion : how action shapes thought

Author: Barbara Tversky
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought."--Publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Tversky
ISBN: 9780465093069 046509306X
OCLC Number: 1055914078
Description: viii, 375 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : Moving in space : the foundation of thought --
The world in the mind. The space of the body : space is for action ; The bubble around the body : people, places, and things ; Here and now and there and then : the spaces around us ; Transforming thought --
The mind in the world. The body speaks a different language ; Points, lines, and perspective : space in talk and thought ; Boxes, lines, and trees : talk and thought about almost everything else ; Spaces we create : maps, diagrams, sketches, explanations, comics ; Conversations with a page : design, science, and art ; The world is a diagram ; The nine laws of cognition.
Responsibility: Barbara Tversky.

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"An eminent psychologist offers a major new theory of human cognition: movement, not language, is the foundation of thought."--Publisher.

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