Making enactivism even more embodied


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Matt Bower
Texas State University
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The full scope of enactivist approaches to cognition includes not only a focus on sensory-motor contingencies and physical affordances for action, but also an emphasis on affective factors of embodiment and intersubjective affordances for social interaction. This strong conception of embodied cognition calls for a new way to think about the role of the brain in the larger system of brain-body-environment. We ask whether recent work on predictive coding offers a way to think about brain function in an enactive system, and we suggest that a positive answer is possible if we interpret predictive coding in a more enactive way, i.e., as involved in the organism’s dynamic adjustments to its environment.
Keywords enactivism  sensory-motor contingencies  affect  intersubjectivity  predictive coding
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Reprint years 2014
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DOI 10.26913/50202014.0109.0011
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