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embodied cognition

Embodied cognition, such as the work of Barsalou on perceptual symbol theory, is a view of cognition that grounds all symbolic activity in the experiences of the body. For example, to understand the concept 'chair', we partially activate all recorded experiences of 'chair', building an abstraction of chair from recent and distant experiences.


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Philosophy, Cognitive Science
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