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  1. Alternative Object Use in Adults and Children: Embodied Cognitive Bases of Creativity.Alla Gubenko & Claude Houssemand - 2022 - Frontiers in Psychology 13.
    Why does one need creativity? On a personal level, improvisation with available resources is needed for online coping with unforeseen environmental stimuli when existing knowledge and apparent action strategies do not work. On a cultural level, the exploitation of existing cultural means and norms for the deliberate production of novel and valuable artifacts is a basis for cultural and technological development and extension of human action possibilities across various domains. It is less clear, however, how creativity develops and how exactly (...)
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  • Pretense: the context of possibilities.Monika Dunin-Kozicka & Arkadiusz Gut - forthcoming - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences:1-24.
    In this paper, we deal with the issue of how it is possible for pretending children to engage in exploratory performances and entertain alternative states of affairs. We question the approach according to which pretenders must be capable of counterfactual reasoning. Instead, we follow an alternative action-based framework on cognition and thus pretense, which argues for a much more profound role of the context of play than the questioned Counterfactual Thinking Approach to Pretense. First, we motivate this shift in theoretical (...)
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