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Symbols and embodiment : debates on meaning and cognition

Symbols and embodiment : debates on meaning and cognition

Author: Manuel de Vega; Arthur M Glenberg; Arthur C Graesser
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel de Vega; Arthur M Glenberg; Arthur C Graesser
ISBN: 9780199217274 0199217270
OCLC Number: 804691325
Description: viii, 445 p. : il. (algunes color), gràf. ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Framing the debate ; 2. The limits of covariation ; 3. Body and symbol in AutoTutor: conversations that are responsive to the learners' cognitive and emotional states ; 4. Symbolism, embodied cognition and the broader debate ; 5. What brain imaging can tell us about embodied meaning ; 6. Grounding language in the brain ; 7. Symbols and embodiment from the perspective of a neural modeler ; 8. Symbol systems and perceptual representations ; 9. Experiential traces and mental simulations in language comprehension ; 10. Defining embodiment in understanding ; 11. A mechanistic model of three facets of meaning ; 12. The symbol grounding problem has been solved. So what's next? ; 13. Language and simulation in conceptual processing ; 14. Levels of embodied meaning: from pointing to counterfactuals ; 15. Language comprehension is both embodied and symbolic! ; 16. A well-grounded education: the role of perception in science and mathematics ; 17. Mending or abandoning cognitivism ; 18. An embodied cognition perspective on symbols, gesture and grounding instruction ; 19. Reflecting on the debate
Responsibility: edited by Manuel de Vega, Arthur M. Glenberg, Arthur C. Graesser.


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