Embodiment and Cognitive Science by Raymond W. Gibbs, JrEmbodiment and Cognitive Science by Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr

Embodiment and Cognitive Science

byRaymond W. Gibbs, Jr

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This book describes the many ways that the mind and body are closely interrelated, and how human thought and language are fundamentally linked to bodily action. The embodied nature of mind is explored through many topics, such as perception, thinking, language use, development, emotions, and consciousness. People's embodied experiences are critical to the ways they think and speak and, most generally, understand themselves, other people, and the world around them. This work provides a strong defense of the idea that embodied action is critical to the study of human cognition.

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Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is previously the author of The Poetics of Mind and Understanding and Intentions in the Experience of Meaning. He is co-editor (with G. Steen) of Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics" and editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal, Metaphor and S...
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Title:Embodiment and Cognitive ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:December 5, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521010497

ISBN - 13:9780521010498

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Bodies and persons; 3. Perception and action; 4. Concepts; 5. Imagery, memory, and reasoning; 6. Language and communication; 7. Cognitive development; 8. Emotion and consciousness; 9. Conclusion.

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"As a neuroscientist, I found this book to be thorough and extremely helpful"
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