There is a lot of talk these days about a fascinating idea called embodied cognition. What is it exactly? In this lively interview I talk with two people who are actively researching this question. We discuss how the body and mind “talk” to each other when baseball players catch fly balls and what role psychology plays in the design of robots.
What is Embodied Cognition?
- First I recommend reading Andrew Wilson and Sabrina Galonka’s blog: Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists.
- A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain from Scientific American
- Here is the research that was discussed in this episode, Eerland, A., Guadalupe, T., & Zwaan, R. (2011). Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller: Posture-Modulated Estimation Psychological Science, 22 (12), 1511-1514 DOI: 10.1177/0956797611420731 and here is the critique of that paper by Andrew and Sabrina: Leaning to the left makes you believe odd things about embodied cognition
- Miles, L., Nind, L., Macrae, C. (2010). Moving Through Time. Psychological Science, 21 (2), 222-223 DOI: 10.1177/0956797609359333
- Andrew’s critique of the “Moving Through Time” study: “Moving Through Time” and embodied cognition
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