In his new book, Embodied Cognition, Dr. Lawrence Shapiro provides a balanced introduction to embodied cognition's attempts to challenge standard cognitive science. His interview in Episode 73 of the Brain Science Podcast is a discussion of a few of his book's key ideas. It also continues our ongoing exploration of the role of embodiment.
How to get this episode:
- BSP 25: Embodied Artificial Intelligence with Dr. Rolf Pfeifer.
- BSP 36: Introduction to Embodied Cognition with Dr. Art Glenberg.
- BSP 58: "Extended Mind" with philosopher Alva Noë.
- BSP 66: Computational cognitive science with Dr. Randy Gallistel.
Some scientists mentioned in this episode:
- Lawrence Shapiro (University of Wisconsin).
- James J Gibson: founder of ecological psychology and the theory of affordances.
- Jerry Fodor: a proponent of standard cognitive science.
- Noam Chomsky: linguist who greatly influenced standard cognitive science.
- Rodney Brooks (MIT): pioneer of embodied artificial intelligence.
- Rolf Pfeifer: embodied AI (interviewed in BSP 25).
- Art Glenberg: discussed embodied cognition in BSP 36.
- Andy Clark: along with David Chalmers he has proposed the idea of "extended mind".
- Alva Noë: philosopher intervied in BSP 58.
- Randy Gallistel: discussed the computational approach to cognitive science in BSP 66.
- Embodied Cognition, by Lawrence Shapiro.
- Radical Embodied Cognitive Science, by Anthony Chemero.
- How the Body Shapes the Way We Think: A New View of Intelligence, by Rolf Pfeifer and Josh C. Bongard.
- Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness, by Alva Noë.
- Memory and the Computational Brain: Why Cognitive Science will Transform Neuroscience, by C. R. Gallistel and Adam Philip King.
- Held, R. Hien, A. (1963) "Movement-Produced Simulation in the Development of Visually Guided Behavior," Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology 56: 872-6. (Discussion)
- Brooks, R. (1991) "New Approaches to Robotics," Science 253: 1227-32.
- Brooks, R. (1991) "Intelligence without Representation," Artificial Intelligence 47: 139-59.
- Clark, A. and Chalmer, D. (1998) "The Extended Mind." Analysis 58: 7-19.
- Glenberg, A. and Kaschak, M. (2002) "Grounding Lanquage in Action," Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 9: 558-65.
- Ehrlich, S., Levine, S., and Golden-Meadows, S. (2006) "The Importance of Gesture in Children's Spatial Reasoning," Developmental Psychology 42: 1259-68.
- Thelan, E. and Smith,L. (1994) A Dynamical Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action (Cambridge: MIT Press).
- See Episode Transcript for additional references.
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