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Onye Ozuzu (TEDxIIT) | Technology of the American dancing body

As a biracial, bicultural performing artist and instructor from Columbia College presenting at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Ozuzu skillfully weaves a multitude of narrative threads, providing evidence for the confluence of dance, body, culture, cognition, and technology to expressively argue her case for “movement as technology.” 229 more words

Emergent Cognition

data science is not positivist, it's power

Naively, we might assume that contemporary ‘data science’ is a form of positivist or post-positivist science. The scientist gathers data and subsumes it under logical formulae–models with fitted parameters. 586 more words

Data Science

Barbara Isanski • Catherine West (Association for Psychological Science) | The body of knowledge: Understanding embodied cognition

The cold shoulder. A heavy topic. A heroic white knight. We regularly use concrete, sensory-rich metaphors like these to express abstract ideas and complicated emotions. But a growing body of research is suggesting that these metaphors are more than just colorful literary devices — there may be an underlying neural basis that literally embodies these metaphors.

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Emergent Cognition

Amy Cuddy (TED) | Your body language shapes who you are

So we know that our nonverbals govern how other people think and feel about us. There’s a lot of evidence. But our question really was, do our nonverbals govern how we think and feel about ourselves?… So the second question really was, you know, so we know that our minds change our bodies, but is it also true that our bodies change our minds?

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Emergent Cognition

Sandra Blakeslee (The New York Times) | Mind Games: Sometimes a white coat isn’t just a white coat

If you wear a white coat that you believe belongs to a doctor, your ability to pay attention increases sharply. But if you wear the same white coat believing it belongs to a painter, you will show no such improvement… So scientists report after studying a phenomenon they call enclothed cognition: the effects of clothing on cognitive processes.

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Emergent Cognition

Nobert Schwarz

Provost Professor in the Department of Psychology and Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC) and co-founder of the USC Dornsife Mind & Society Center. 698 more words

Researcher Spotlight

What do your surroundings to to your communication?

Have you ever wondered if you hold more of a ‘hard-line’ if you sit on a hard seat?

Probably not.

Neither had I until I read something on a new area of research called embodied cognition. 231 more words

Business Communication