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Grounding Cognition The Role of Perception and Action in Memory, Language, and Thinking

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ISBN-10: 0521834643

ISBN-13: 9780521834643

Edition: 2005

Authors: Diane Pecher, Rolf A. Zwaan

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One of the key questions in cognitive psychology is how people represent knowledge about concepts such as football or love. Recently some researchers have proposed that concepts are represented in human memory by the sensorimotor systems that underlie interaction with the outside world. These theories represent a recent development in cognitive science to view cognition no longer in terms of abstract information processing, but in terms of perception and action. In other words, cognition is grounded in embodied experiences. Studies show that sensory perception and motor actions support understanding of words and object concepts. Moreover, even understanding of abstract and emotion concepts…    
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Book details

List price: $98.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/10/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Contributors
Introduction to Grounding Cognition: The Role of Perception and Action in Memory, Language, and Thinking
Object Concepts and Action
Constraints on Spatial Language Comprehension: Function and Geometry
Embodiment in Metaphorical Imagination
Passionate Thoughts: The Emotional Embodiment of Moral Concepts
Grounding Language in Bodily States: The Case for Emotion
Situating Abstract Concepts
Dynamicity, Fictivity, and Scanning: The Imaginative Basis of Logic and Linguistic Meaning
The Emergence of Grammar from Perspective
Embodied Sentence Comprehension
On the Perceptual-Motor and Image-Schematic Infrastructure of Language
Connecting Concepts to Each Other and the World
Author Index
Subject Index