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Embodied Grounding : Social, Cognitive, Affective, and Neuroscientific Approaches - Gun R. Semin

Embodied Grounding

Social, Cognitive, Affective, and Neuroscientific Approaches

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9780521880190
Number Of Pages: 320

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In recent years there has been an increasing awareness that a comprehensive understanding of language, cognitive and affective processes, and social and interpersonal phenomena cannot be achieved without understanding the ways these processes are grounded in bodily states. The term 'embodiment' captures the common denominator of these developments, which come from several disciplinary perspectives ranging from neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology, and affective sciences. For the first time, this volume brings together these varied developments under one umbrella and furnishes a comprehensive overview of this intellectual movement in the cognitive-behavioral sciences. The chapters review current work on relations of the body to thought, language use, emotion and social relationships as presented by internationally recognized experts in these areas.

Introducing embodied grounding
Embodied Language and Concepts
Grounding symbolic operations in the brain's modal systems
Toward the integration of bodily states, language and action
Brain embodiment of category-specific semantic memory circuits
What thoughts are made of
Embodiment of Social Cognition and Relationships
Grounding social cognition: synchronization, coordination, and co-regulation
An embodied account of self-other 'overlap' and its effects
The embodiment of power and communalism in space and bodily contact
Embodied persuasion: fundamental processes by which bodily responses can impact attitudes
Embodiment and Affect
Affect as embodied evidence in attitude, advertising, and art
The embodiment of emotion
The embodied emotional mind
Expression entails anticipation: toward a self-regulatory model of bodily feedback effects
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ISBN: 9780521880190
ISBN-10: 052188019X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st February 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.11  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54

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