The Embodied Cognitive Science Research Group

The Embodied Cognitive Science Research Group (ECS) is a small multidisciplinary team interested in developing ideas within, and drawing out the implications of, research related to the recent "embodied turn" in cognitive science. The embodied turn involves a move away from classical cognitive science’s focus on the cognition as an exclusively cogitative, "in-the-head" activity, and concentrates efforts on understanding cognition in its evolutionary, social, environmental and bodily contexts as sets of skills that enable animals (including we human animals) to make their way in the world. In the immortal words of philosopher Andy Clark, we are interested in why humans are "bad at logic, and good at Frisbee" and, moreover, how Frisbee skills are redeployed to enable us to do high-brow things like logic.

People

Andy Lock, School of Psychology, Massey University, A.J.Lock@massey.ac.nz
Bill Fish, Philosophy Programme, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University, W.J.Fish@massey.ac.nz
Stephen Hill, School of Psychology, Massey University, S.R.Hill@massey.ac.nz

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