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EBICC 2015

10th International Brazilian Meeting on Cognitive Science

Main theme: Situated and Embodied Cognition

When: December 7-11, 2015

Venue: University of São Paulo, São Paulo city, Brazil… 629 more words

Embodied Cognition

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I’m having trouble getting my head around some concepts that both of you seem to have grasped. Please aid my comprehension.

Piaget and Garcia’s observation that, “The only truly ubiquitous factors in cognitive developments … are of a functional, not a structural kind” (1983, cited in von Glaserfeld, 1988, p. 608 more words


"You're Body is a Stone Temple Wonderland" - John Mayer, Stone Temple Pilots, and Embodied Cognition

How is you’re posture/body language right now?  Do you know how different types of food affects your thoughts? Who annoys you and puts you in your head?   792 more words


Andrew and Sabrina have a new commentary in Frontiers in Psychology

Andrew and Sabrina have just published a critical commentary on an embodied cognition paper in which they highlight some fatal conceptual flaws. Andrew blogged this critique a while back… 45 more words

Researchers Find Textbook-Altering Link Between Brain, Immune System

Courtesy of University of Virginia:

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. 818 more words


roisinguihen reblogged this on All In Our Head and commented:

Though the title of this very blog may lead one to suppose that the processes of human thought, feeling and behaviour are "All in Our Heimgresad" this, in fact, couldn't be further from the case. The human brain is directly and intimately connected with the body of the human organism. We think what we think, feel what we feel, we are who we are and do what we do both because our brains are wired up in a particular way and because our bodies are configured and composed in a unique manner. The following review of the remarkable discovery of direct, previously undetected connections between the human brain and the immune system is just one example of the reciprocal relationship between the mind and the body, suggesting the significance of the concept of the "embodied brain"...an idea that will be explored in much more depth in a series of upcoming posts. Do stay tuned :)

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