Sunday, July 31, 2016

2016 TKR: EDU: Embodied cognition: Why Your Mind is in Your Body.

Why Your Mind is in Your Body
The mind-body problem of philosophy fame is an great example of how to use language to create problems that did not exist before we started talking about them.  Your mind is simply your brain in action.  Sure, we can separate them in our thinking.  That just shows that we can think our way out of realty.  In reality, if we cut your head off, both your mind and your body cease to function.  Embodied cognition thinks about them still connected.  

Western Culture has long separated the mind from the body; the brain, has been privileged as the source of intellect, with the rest of the body annexed as mere matter. But the new field of ‘embodied cognition’, offers a richer, more holistic view of intelligence that involves the whole body. Author and education reformer Professor Guy Claxton introduces this new field, explores the far-reaching implications of the persistence of the Cartesian mind/body ‘error’, and reveals how an appreciation of the whole body’s intelligence can enrich all our lives.
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