The Handbook of Cognitive Science provides an overview of recent developments in cognition research, relying upon non-classical approaches. Cognition is explained as the continuous interplay between brain, body, and environment, without relying on classical notions of computations and representation to explain cognition. The handbook serves as a valuable companion for readers interested in foundational aspects of cognitive science, and neuroscience and the philosophy of mind. The handbook begins with an introduction to embodied cognitive science, and then breaks up the chapters into separate sections on conceptual issues, formal approaches, embodiment in perception and action, embodiment from an artificial perspective, embodied meaning, and emotion and consciousness. Contributors to the book represent research overviews from around the globe including the US, UK, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden, and the Netherlands.
Directions for an embodied cognitive science : toward an integrated approach / Toni Gomila, Paco Calvo -- Is embodiment necessary? / Mark H. Bickhard -- Embodiment and explanation / Andy Clark -- Can a swarm be embodied? / Amanda J.C. Sharkey, Noel Sharkey -- CajunBot : a case study in embodied cognition / Istavan S.N. Berkeley -- The dynamics of brain-body-environment systems : a status report / Randall D. Beer -- The synthetic approach to embodied cognition : a primer / Rolf Pfeifer, Max Lungarella, Olaf Sporns -- Animate vision, virtual environments, and neural codes / Dana Ballard -- Ecological psychology : six principles for an embodied-embedded approach to behavior / Michael J. Richardson ... [et al.] -- Seeing what we can do : insights into vision and action through observation of natural behavior / Jason A. Droll, Mary M. Hayhoe -- Why we don't mind to be inconsistent / Jeroen B.J. Smeets, Eli Brenner -- Neuronal and cortical dynamical mechanisms underlying brain functions / Anja Stemme, Gustavo Deco -- Dynamic field theory as a framework for understanding embodied cognition / Sebastian Schneegans, Gregor Schoner -- A lazy brain? Embodied embedded cognition and cognitive neuroscience / Pim Hasemager, Jelle van Dijk, Iris van Rooij -- The role of sensory and motor information in semantic representation : a review / Lotte Meteyard, Gabriella Vigliocco -- Embodied concept learning / Benjamin Bergen, Jerome Feldman -- Mathematics, the ultimate challenge to embodiment : truth and the grounding of axiomatic systems / Rafael E. Nunez -- Embodiment for education / Arthur M. Glenberg -- How did we get from there to here? An evolutionary perspective on embodied cognition / Margaret Wilson -- Thinking with the body : towards hierarchical, scalable cognition / Ricardo Sanz ... [et al.] -- On the grounds of (x)-grounded cognition / Michael L. Anderson -- Understanding others : embodied social cognition / Shaun Gallagher -- Getting to the heart of emotions and consciousness / Maxine Sheets-Johnstone.
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 5th November 2008