Anderson M. (2003) Embodied cognition: A field guide. Artificial Intelligence 149(1): 91–130. https://cepa.info/4568
Embodied cognition: A field guide.
Artificial Intelligence 149(1): 91–130.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/4568
The nature of cognition is being re-considered. Instead of emphasizing formal operations on abstract symbols, the new approach foregrounds the fact that cognition is, rather, a situated activity, and suggests that thinking beings ought therefore be considered first and foremost as acting beings. The essay reviews recent work in Embodied Cognition, provides a concise guide to its principles, attitudes and goals, and identifies the physical grounding project as its central research focus.