9781433829604-1433829606-How the Body Shapes Knowledge: Empirical Support for Embodied Cognition

How the Body Shapes Knowledge: Empirical Support for Embodied Cognition

ISBN-13: 9781433829604
ISBN-10: 1433829606
Edition: 1
Author: Fincher-Kiefer PhD, Dr. Rebecca
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Format: Paperback 195 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781433829604
ISBN-10: 1433829606
Edition: 1
Author: Fincher-Kiefer PhD, Dr. Rebecca
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Format: Paperback 195 pages

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Acknowledged authors Fincher-Kiefer PhD, Dr. Rebecca wrote How the Body Shapes Knowledge: Empirical Support for Embodied Cognition comprising 195 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1433829606 and 9781433829604. Since then How the Body Shapes Knowledge: Empirical Support for Embodied Cognition textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 9.79 or rent at the marketplace.

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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 a calculating machine, or are our thoughts and emotions “grounded” in specific, felt, bodily experience?

Questions like these have long driven research in embodied cognition, a theory of mental functioning that has gained increasing prominence in recent decades. This book explores embodied cognition from an experimental psychology perspective. Author Rebecca-Fincher Kiefer examines a wealth of evidence, including behavioral studies supported by neuroscientific findings, that suggest that our knowledge of the world is represented, or grounded, in the neural pathways that were used when we initially experienced those concepts. A “reuse” of these same neural pathways, according to embodiment theory, is therefore what constitutes thinking.

With compelling descriptions and an investigative spirit, this book is essential reading for graduate and undergraduate students, and anyone seeking to understand the past, present, and future of human cognition.

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