The Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2008)

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Murat Aydede
University of British Columbia
Philip Robbins
University of Missouri, Columbia
Abstract
Since its inception some fifty years ago, cognitive science has seen a number of sea changes. Perhaps the best known is the development of connectionist models of cognition as an alternative to classical, symbol-based approaches. A more recent - and increasingly influential - trend is that of dynamical-systems-based, ecologically oriented models of the mind. Researchers suggest that a full understanding of the mind will require systematic study of the dynamics of interaction between mind, body, and world. Some argue that this new orientation calls for a revolutionary new metaphysics of mind, according to which mental states and processes, and even persons, literally extend into the environment. This book is a guide to this movement in cognitive science. Each chapter tackles either a specific area of empirical research or specific sector of the conceptual foundation underlying this research.
Keywords Situated Cognition Extended Cognition
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ISBN(s) 0521612861   9780521612869   9780511816826
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