Embodied Cognition (Glenberg)

Research Area: 
Cognitive Science


Ago Ergo Cogito - "I act, therefore I think"

Embodiment: Strong enough to make the desert bloom

What is Embodied Cognition?

How do words, objects, and events become meaningful to us? Glenberg and his students are attacking these problems by developing an embodied theory of cognition:  All cognitive processes are based on neural processes of perception, action, and emotion.  Recent work in the lab has demonstrated a) how language comprehension depends on action and emotion, b) how coordinated action links us to other people, c) contributions of mirror neurons to language and action understanding,  d) how embodiment theory can be used to design educational interventions to enhance young children's reading comprehension. 

Art Glenberg, Lab Director

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