Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Is embodied cognition a “no brainer”?
So we aren’t denying that the brain is interesting and important. We just think it’s doing something very different from what mainstream cognitive #neuroscience thinks it is doing. Our embodied cognition (Wilson & Golonka, 2013 ▻http://www.frontiersin.org/Cognitive_Science/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00058/full ) redefines the job description for the #brain. Whatever it is that the brain is doing, it doesn’t have to be representing anything (this is what the ’radical’ part means). Instead, the brain is a key player in the system that interacts with information to produce behaviour, and that is a very different thing.
There’s More to Us Than Our Brains - So What Does The Brain Do ? (26 juillet 2011)
This post is therefore a first swing at integrating a lot of the things I’ve been blogging about for a while and doing so in a way that leaves a sensible role for the brain. I’m going to need some neuroscientists to talk to, though; I’d appreciate it if people could spread the word on this a little, because there are just some things I want to go a few rounds on with people who know what they’re talking about.