Embodiment and Social Interaction

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


This chapter discusses different aspects of embodiment in social interaction. Experimental findings of social embodiment effects in social psychology, emotions, and attitudes are reviewed. Furthermore, phenomenological issues as well as neurological underpinnings of embodiment in social interaction are discussed. In particular, the chapter addresses embodied simulation theories, and the action-perception linkage of mirror neurons. Subsequently the focus moves on to discuss embodied linguistics, exploring the role of embodiment in language and gesture, and in particular their interrelatedness. Finally, four fundamental functions of embodiment in social interaction are identified.


Facial Expression Bodily State Mirror Neuron Social Stimulus Mirror Neuron System 
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  1. 1.School of InformaticsUniversity of SkövdeSkövdeSweden

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