Embodied Cognitive Science

  • Jessica LindblomEmail author
Part of the Cognitive Systems Monographs book series (COSMOS, volume 26)


This chapter describes why and how embodied and situated approaches to cognition became relevant in the mid-1980s. It also offers an overview of basic ideas, characteristics, levels and concepts relevant to embodied cognitive science. Subsequently it portrays different approaches to, and views of, embodiment and embodied cognition in current embodied cognitive science, and also discusses several notions and aspects of embodiment as well as what kind of a body is required for natural cognition and artificial intelligence (AI). In the chapter, the significance of movement in embodied cognition is especially considered, and the concept of the body in motion is introduced. Finally, the social dimension of embodiment is briefly discussed.


Cognitive Science Humanoid Robot Structural Coupling Body Schema Autopoietic System 
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