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
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Barbara Isanski • Catherine West (Association for Psychological Science) | The body of knowledge: Understanding embodied cognition
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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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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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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.
Have you ever wondered if you hold more of a ‘hard-line’ if you sit on a hard seat?
Neither had I until I read something on a new area of research called embodied cognition. 231 more words