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Weekly QuEST Discussion Topics and News, 23 May

QuEST for 23 May 2014
1.) We want to discuss an article Words as Tools – by Anna Borghi et al. – this paper follow the ideas we’ve advocated on the mind is embodied and the body is embedded – we got this phrase from Gerald Edelman (we’ve edited it to be ‘mind’ versus ‘brain’) – but the idea is that cognition is based on the ability of the critter to interact with the world that it is embedded in – one of the issues embodied cognition zealots have struggled to answer is how do ‘abstract’ concepts get grounded – the grounding of language is discussed and then extended to include social embodiment – words can have a concrete referent label that are ‘attached’/grounded to sensorimotor individual experience but in this work doing a similar ‘attaching’ associate with the use of the social word as a tool is advocated.
WeeklyQuESTDiscussionTopicsandNews23May

WeeklyQuESTDiscussionTopicsandNews23May

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