The Nature of Social Interaction and Cognition

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


This chapter investigates issues of social interaction and cognition, analyzing and discussing in further detail the common characteristics, levels, kinds and methods of studying social interaction and cognition. In addition, two different metaphors concerning how to view social interaction and cognition are compared and contrasted, and finally the nature and methodological study of social interaction are re-characterized, offering alternative explanations to the traditional view. It also investigates the role of the social body in motion in child development that subsequently leads to an alternative embodied explanation of how the social mind develops.


Social Interaction Social Insect Joint Attention Mirror Neuron System Symbolic Interaction 
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  1. 1.School of InformaticsUniversity of SkövdeSkövdeSweden

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